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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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Whiteline Express Class A Regional Drivers Wanted * Driving job based in Champaign, IL * Start pay up to .41/mile * $2,500 Sign on bonus * Average 2400-2600 miles/week * No touch van freight hauling plastic bottles * Home 3 out of 4 weekends * Medical, Dental, Life Apply online: www.wl-express.com Whiteline Recruiter 1-888-560-9644...
Description Position Summary: The Shop Clerk is responsible for the completion of paperwork relating to the Service Department. This position will have regular interaction with customers. Major Responsibilities: -Complete repair orders, fuel analysis, and all paperwork involved in daily office procedures -Administrative functions such as typing and filing memos and letters -Recording attenda...
If you're looking for the benefits of joining an industry leader, with a high-charged, energy-filled environment, then you can stop looking, because you have found what you're looking for in the Utility Worker position at our Hertz Local Edition location. Bring your energy, drive, and motivation to Hertz, and set your goals on cruise control! The Hertz Corporation, a world leader in the car rental...
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS SHIPPING/ WAREHOUSE/ LOCAL DELIVERY PERSON We are currently looking for an individual to assist in our shipping department and to handle occasional local deliveries. Must have a CDL license and be quality and detailed orientated. Must be experienced in forklift operation or be open to training. This position offers excellent growth potential. References required. Apply...
LOCATION: ELK Grove Village POSITION: Vault Worker – Warehouse Part-Time Regular Hours Scheduled: (1:00pm – 6:00pm) M-F May be subject to change based on operations and business necessity. Essential Job Requirements: Lift at least 50 to 65 pounds on a continuous basis Use a hook that drags a minimum of 220 pounds Pull cases of yogurt and stack on pallets Push and pull pallets that are up ...
40 years of truck driver training CDL Class-A Driver/Instructor NETTTS is growing and currently hiring qualified CDL-A drivers. Must have good driving record, Min. 6 yrs. Industry experience. FT/PT positions with salary, benefits, 401k, etc. Call Jim Roddy Today at 978-397-2806 NETTTS.com <- CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE AD...
Drivers – Flatbed & Dry Box New Mileage Rate Increase for Flatbed Drivers Only! $1,000 Sign-on Bonus · Consistent Lanes · Quality Home Time · Great Benefits Company Info Since our founding in 1955, Fraley and Schilling, Inc. has grown steadily each year and we are proud to be one of the premier trucking companies located in southeast Indiana with facilities throughout the eastern half of th...
Hours: Monday - Friday - 5 AM to 3 or 5 PM - (depends on when last driver comes in) Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked....
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Intermodal and Flatbed trucking company needs company drivers. DENTON CARTAGE COMPANY IS HIRING Drivers/Semi-Tractor JOB DETAILS: Local-Regional-OTR, 2nd shift positions also available. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 2 years’ experience and maintain a CDL – Class A; Clean Motor Vehicle Record a must; Hazmat endorsement and TWIC card are a plus. Pass DOT physical and drug screen. BENEFITS: Co...
Description Position Summary: This hands-on supervisor would be responsible for coordination, scheduling and auditing of maintenance repairs to include preventative, mechanical and electrical repair to tractors, trucks and trailers. You will have access to industry leading technology, tools and training. You will be involved in the hiring, training, and ongoing development of technicians to ens...
Linde is currently seeking an Area Transport Manager I for the West Texas area, based in Enid or Woodward, Oklahoma. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Exercise visible leadership with respect to local implementation of global/national/regional safety programs and initiatives. Champion and manage the SHEQ Activity, i.e. Safety meetings, Safety Talks, IMSS/IMS, Site Quality Plan. ▪ Lead incident/injury inv...
NOTE: Overlapping Shift - 10 AM to 7 or 8 PM - Monday - Friday Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and mai...
DRIVER RECRUITER Wiseway Transportation Services has an immediate opening for a full-time Driver Recruiter to recruit company drivers and owner operators. Candidate should have two years proactive recruiting experience, effective communication skills, be customer service oriented and possess strong multi-tasking and organizational skills. We offer a competitive wage & benefit package. For confiden...
Now HiringIntra-Plant Drivers Mid Size Trucking CompanyClass A CDL Required Competitive wages/Benefits 513-539-4403 First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Oct 9, 2014...
Part-time Patient Transporter Job Summary An Indianapolis clinic is looking for reliable individuals from all over the state of Indiana to transport patients to and from their appointments. Responsibilities Safely transport patients to and from the clinic for patients' appointments Qualifications * Valid Indiana Driver's License * A clear driving record * Pass a pre-employment physical, dr...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Join Horizon Distributors, LLC, a POOLCORP subsidiary! Horizon offers an extensive array of products for the lawn management and irrigation professional. The company operates 50+ sales centers in 11 states ranging from the sunbelt to the east coast. Horizon boasts the convenience and buying power of a large chain with the personal service and attention of a neighborhood store, applying a "You need...
FSN is now looking for a Director of Transportation in the York PA and Philadelphia PA area. We are looking for candidates that have 7-10 years of Transportation Management experience in a fast paced food distribution atmosphere that would have strong background dealing with and motivating drivers. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: Have budget knowledge. (P&L) Manage all de...

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