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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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HORIZON Dedicated Services EDINBURGH, INDIANA DRIVERS NEEDED Edinburgh based trucking company now hiring DRIVERS Immediate Openings LOCAL DRIVERS: Local 1st shift-Dedicated Local 1st shift-Full time Local 2nd shift-Full time Local 2nd shift-Full time Local 2nd shift-Full time Local 2nd shift-Full time Shelbyville, IN to Fortwayne, IN Local-100 miles radius Local plant shuttle Local plant shuttle L...
Sulzberger Trucking, Inc Kinsman / Seneca, IL Class A CDL Drivers Needed Full or Part time Local Hauling - Home Every Day Various Work - oversize / hopper / dump / flatbed Some Chicago / Suburb Loads Clean MVR required $45-$50,000 + per year Retirement Benefits Pre-Employment Drug Screen & Random Testing Contact ***** for further info or Call 815-823-9294 Posting provided by:...
Utility Concrete Products is seeking experienced Forklift Operator for precast company located in Morris. Job Requirements: Ability to safely work in a fast paced environment; Positive attitude; Willingness to work; 30,000 lbs + lifting experience. Preferences: Spotting truck experience; Previous precast concrete experience; heavy equipment experience. Union pay, Union benefits. Utility Concrete i...
DEDICATED FLATBED POSITION/FILL IMMEDIATELY BRAND NEW 2015 TRUCKS OUT OF YANKTON, SD Home weekly € 2400 MPW 500 MPD € .40 CPM Req: Class-A CDL 6 months flatbed EXP No DUI/felonies in 10 yrs No accidents/incidents Max 2 moving violations Call Madison 317-390-1346 ASAP!Source: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan...
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R&J Trucking Immediate openings for CDL Class A Drivers. Dedicated hauls, excellent wage and benefit package, 23 years of age, 1-year tractor-trailer driving experience, good MVR. If interested call 1-330-559-4749 ask for Joe or www.rjtrucking.com EOE Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
DRIVER Do you know the local area? Do you have a CLASS A CDL License? Does adhering to strict safety guidelines appeal to you? Do you have excellent customer service skills? Can you lift 70 lbs? Are you organized and on time? YES??? Then you need to check out the DRIVER Position at The Warren Company. The Warren Company is looking for Enthusiastic, knowledge-hungry people who are eager to meet cha...
Drivers: $2,500 Sign-On Bonus! Home Nightly Windsor Flatbed Runs! Great Pay, Benefits! CDL-A, 1yr. Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642...
Drivers Sidney, Nebraska: is looking for a Local Driver in Sidney. This is a Mon-Fri daytime position. Holidays off. Must have a current Class A CDL with a good driving record & ability to obtain Hazmat & doubles endorsements. Competitive pay, overtime, health benefits & 401K plan offered. Call 1-800-876-1984 ask for Steve, Mon-Fri....
Drivers – Local Combo P&D Drivers/Dock Workers Needed FT/PT. Excellent Hourly Rate, Home Daily, Fully Paid Medical Benefits CDL-A w/XT or HTN required for driving. Call 855-378-4972. YRC Freight is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans...
On-Site Hiring Event Wednesday, July 16 - Friday, July 18 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 2910 Old Tree Drive, Lancaster, PA Walk-ins welcome before the event $72,000+ avg. yearly salary. Home Weekly. 1, 2 & 3 Day Routes Generous Benefits Package. $5,000 Sign-on Bonus Hurry - Sign-On ends soon! Start the process now @ MBMcareers.com Requirements: Class-A CDL 9 Months TT Exp, Ability to Lift 75 Lbs. Must pass ph...
NOW HIRING CDL-A DRIVERS $65,000 Avg. Annual Earnings EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE BONUS PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY TO EARN AN EXTRA $3,000 PER YEAR100 NEW trucks this year $1M Facility Upgrades Consistent Year Round Freight Requirements: Class-A CDL 1 year experience No HazMat or Tanker Endorsements Needed Superior Opportunities for Owner Operators! Come see how we roll! 888-202-0004 www.ARTransport.com d...
First Student is NOW HIRING School Bus Drivers No Experience Necessary, We Train! FIRST STUDENT is hiring for Part Time positions. Training starts now! Apply Today! We offer: • Free Training • Ideal opportunity for college students, retirees, stay-at-home parents, self-employed individuals and people looking for extra income. To qualify, you must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s...
Attention CDL A DRIVERS Michigan Company looking for Local Drivers In Detroit Metro Area, No Overnight runs CDL A w Min. 9 Months Exp., W/Clean MVR Come and Join our Team Also Sign On Bonus Available up to $1,500 Call Today 1-877-977-4287...
Driver / Warehouse Chauffeur’s license req. Apply at: Gamalski, 3851 Auburn, Auburn Hills...
LOCAL DRIVERS- R&J Trucking in Lorain, Ohio is seeking CDL- A Drivers for local dedicated routes. Must have a valid Class A CDL, at least 23 yrs. with a min. of 1 yr. commercial driving experience. Good MVR. We offer a full benefits package and excellent pay. Please contact Joe @ 330-559-4749 or Tom @ 800-562-9365. Apply at: www.rjtrucking.com E.O.E....
TEMPORARY DRIVER POSITION Tow endorsement - min. 3 yrs. exp. Also work in yard. Apply: Johnson’s Auto Crushers, 81 Ballard Rd, Wilton, NY....
Attention CDL A DRIVERS Michigan Company looking for Local Drivers In Detroit Metro Area, No Overnight runs CDL A w Min. 9 Months Exp., W/Clean MVR Come and Join our Team Also Sign On Bonus Available up to $1,500 Call Today 1-877-977-4287...
Chauffeurs Haverhill, MA based Black Tie Limousine, Inc. is expanding and has full and part time chauffeur positions available. Self-motivated professionals who appreciate rewarding work in the service industry are invited to attend an open house. If you have an excellent driving record and enjoy working with people in a professional atmosphere, Black Tie Limousine would like to speak with you. Th...
Now Hiring Satellites Installers!!! We are looking for individuals that are interested in making a career with our company in the satellite installation field! Experience is not necessary since we offer paid training and top pay for jobs completed. Requirements are:  A valid driver’s license  Must have a truck or a van that is capable of carrying a 28 ft. extension ladder as well as a 6 ft. step...
CARTA operated by Veolia Transportation has immediate openings for CDL BUS OPERATORS MECHANIC CLASS “C” Great Pay and Benefits! (including health, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, 401k, paid vacation, sick, holidays, etc) apply online to: www.veoliatransportation.com 3664 Leeds Ave., Charleston, SC 29405...
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