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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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Contract courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers. Multiple routes available!!! Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money for you! If you are self-motivated, have good customer service skills, and currently...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Youngwood area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: minivan or cargo van. Routes are round trip from originating and returning to Youngwood. Routes leave at 2AM and take 3-8 hours to complete. Routes avail...
Driver with Bobtails and Box Trucks Needed Courier company is looking for 14-26 Foot Bobtails and Box Trucks with Liftgates in the Greater Houston Area. We offer a Fuel Surcharge and Weekly Pay. Must have own Bobtail or Box Truck, TDL, and Insurance. Interviews are Monday-Friday 9-5. Thanks for looking!! We offer: Fuel Surcharge Weekly Pay Respond online for more information. Respond online today....
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Covered Pick-Up, Large SUV, Minivan or Cargo Van Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Denver area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: covered pick-up, large SUV, minivan, or cargo van. MUST be at least 21 years of age. MUST live...
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS NEEDED FOR ROUTES NOW! COMPANY: Courier Express Courier Express, a regional transportation company is looking for Independent Contractors who need to put their Cargo Van or small Box Truck on the road running a profitable route. We offer weekly settlements and the opportunity for you to build a strong and stable business. Requirements: *Must be over 21 years of age *Insuran...
Experienced and inexperienced courier drivers for critical parts delivery. COMPANY: Relay Express. Inc. Courier company is looking for drivers to work as 1099 Independent Contractors to deliver critical parts in and around greater Detroit area. 24/7 needs on -demand. You may work as a primary courier for another company and perform these deliveries to support your business. Paid a negotiated loade...
Experienced and Inexperienced courier drivers for critical parts delivery. COMPANY: Relay Express. Inc. Looking for drivers to work as 1099 Independent Contractors to deliver critical parts in and around Nashville. 24/7 needs on -demand. You may work as a primary courier for another company and perform these deliveries to support your business. Paid a negotiated loaded mile rate + fsc. Overnight a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Transportation Director Houston, TX; Katy, TX Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Transportation Director Houston, TX; Katy, TX Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Are you a Director of Transportation ready to oversee nearly a 100MM of freight spend for a growing distribution company? If so...
Experienced Courier Drivers Needed in the Greater Houston Area COMPANY: EDS-Excel Delivery Systems a dba of Package Express, L.P. Courier company is looking for Experienced Courier Drivers in the Greater Houston Area. We offer a Sign-On Bonus, Fuel Surcharge, and Weekly Pay Economy Cars, Open and Covered Trucks, Mini and Cargo Vans, and SUVS needed. Also looking for Hazmat Endorsed Drivers with th...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with own Cargo Van or Mini Van/Car to deliver in Long Island, NY. & Queens NY COMPANY: Dynamex Inc. - NYNJ Branch Courier company needs Drivers for immediate Routed Work Weekdays only but weekends available. Drivers must have their own Cargo Van or Mini Van/Car. Call or email for more information 24 hours Respond online for more information. Respond online to...
Must have experience in leading teams in functions to support all phases of warehousing, receiving, shipping, storage, and handling of material and equipment to ensure that packing and preservation of all components and parts received in the warehouses are in accordance with OM&S guidelines and procedures. Experience with Navy Enterprise Resource Planning is required. This position is contingent u...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
Class A Delivery Drivers (Local – Home Daily) At Harvest Meat Company we deliver an array of packaged protein products to more than 4,000 retail and foodservice customers, including independents grocers, chain supermarkets, foodservice distributors, food manufactures, and club stores. Customer across the map look to Harvest to meet their product needs in beef, pork, poultry, seafood, veal, lamb, p...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Responsible for implementation and enforcement of all plant safety policies and procedures. · Achieve department goals and KPI’s · Maintain daily PPS schedule used for visual communication on shop floor and internal and external company communication of shipping activities. · Responsible for internal commu...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
We’re a major automotive parts wholesaler/distributor in the Los Angeles area, and we’re looking for an accomplished manager to lead our Logistics and Transportation department serving all U.S.A, Canada and international locations. We are looking for a hands-on leader who can develop the best in class strategy, build a successful team and contribute to the company in a significant way. Goals: Repo...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Fast growing company in Northeast Philadelphia looking for quality people to join our team. Salary will be determined by experience and work history but we will train new drivers without a current CDL. Full size school bus driver and mini bus driver positions are currently available. We look to promote from within as we continue to grow. Whether you are looking for a career opportunity or a part-t...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. With over $10.2B in global sales, Stanley is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace. We currently have an opening for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Su...
Job ID: 6933 Position Description: Driver – Messenger Have you ever seen an armored truck, and thought about the importance of the team that is responsible for the truck and its contents? It requires a special person to be able serve on an armored vehicle crew, delivering and picking up valuables at customer locations and ensuring smooth customer transactions. The messenger and driver positions re...
Delivery Driver Charlie's Produce is looking for Class A Delivery Driver that is a team player to provide the best customer service to our customers. This position is a full-time, 40 per week. We offer competitive wages and benefits such as medical, dental, vision, 401(k), employee profit sharing program, short term disability and life insurance to full time employees. Parking is available on site...
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