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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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Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
The Customer Demand Analyst will support the Demand Manager and the national supply planning team. The Analyst will support innovation and exit processes. Responsible for pulling, reconciling, enhancing, maintaining, reporting and tracking various data tables/reports. This role will entail the development and/or the enhancement of various tools and reporting in SQL, Access and Excel. Strategy: •...
- Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. - Supervise warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory le...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/...
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...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within parameter...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/or ma...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
Warehouse Manager Company: William B. Meyer, Inc. Location: Southern Connecticut Status: Full Time Level: Experienced Relevant Experience: 2-5 years, Warehouse, Transportation/Logistics Job Description Founded in 1915, William B. Meyer, Inc is recognized as a premier provider of transportation, storage and logistics-related services. With cutting edge technology, 1.2 million square feet of ...
Nesco Resource is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a 3rd shift Shipping/Receiving Team Lead in the London, Ohio area!! This is a direct hire position!! (not temporary) Must be flexible for mandatory overtime!! Must be able to pass a 10 panel drug screen and be comfortable with background check! Qualified candidates must have the following skills: 1-3 years of production supervising...
- 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 issu...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/or ma...
Dedicated Regional Company Truck Driver Position With This Dedicated Regional Truck Driving Job you will be Home Weekly. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 100 Miles of Springfield, MA! Take Your Truck Home! Pick up Pre Loaded Trailers and Deliver Regionally. Paid Weekly with Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in...
As a professional driver operate Veritiv Class A vehicle in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, Company policy and the applicable collective bargaining agreement for the purpose of transport and delivery of product to customers. Job Responsibilities Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations. (i.e. DOT, FMCSA, CSA2010, etc.) Operate vehicle in a safe and efficient ...
BRENCO, producer of tapered roller bearings for the railroad industry has an immediate need for a Logistics Coordinator. Brenco is part of larger company – Amsted Rail. ASF-Keystone, Brenco and Griffin Wheel, offer quality solutions that combine castings, bearings and wheels from all three of the Amsted rail divisions, providing some 90% of your freight car undercarriage requirements from one reli...
Opportunities For New Truck Drivers Immediate openings available for new truck drivers with full training provided. PAM Transport is currently hiring OTR drivers for solo and team driving positions. At PAM Transport, we value our employees and know our drivers are our biggest assets. We run one of the newest and most modern fleets in the industry. As a truck driver at PAM Transport, you’ll enjoy ...
$5,000 Sign on Bonus! Local Dedicated Company Truck Driver Position Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months 12+ Months Exp in Last 5 Years · $56,000 a Year! $1,075 Avg gross paycheck · Drivers must live with in 45 Miles of Windsor Locks, CT! · Home Every Day! Off Two Days a Week! · Medica...

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