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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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We are looking for Class A CDL Drivers with a minimum of One (1) year current Tractor Trailer Driving experience with Six (6) months of recent steel coil hauling experience. Company drivers earn up to 28% of the gross load. Paid Vacations and Holidays. 401K Program Dollar for Dollar match. Company Paid Family Health Insurance Plan. Owner Operators earn up to 78% of the gross + 100% FSC Paid on BOT...
AmeriFleet Transportation is currently seeking qualified candidates to become Field Customer Service Representatives with CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and/ or DOT certified. The role of a FCSR is to pick up and deliver fleet vehicles locally throughout the Long Beach area. In addition to driving the fleet vehicles Auto Details, Oil Changes, Routine Maintenance and / or Title and Registration...
Drayage Dispatcher for a medium size, stable company is Carson. This person would be working a 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. shift. Person would be compensated for working OT when needed. Prior experience in harbor/drayage dispatch for an LTL carrier who delivers locally to southern California cities. Your bilingual Spanish skills and excellent rapport in dealing with drivers is mandatory. Starting salary...
Driver with 4-6 months RECENT tractor trailer experience needed for dedicated route. Can live anywhere in North Carolina Work 11 days get 3 days off! No-Touch Freight $55K per year Click to Apply...
We offer 70 hour work weeks to safe reliable professional CDL crude oil drivers. Our flexible shifts provide opportunity to spend time at home with your family. We are a stable company that hauls crude oil, water and other bulk liquids in West Texas and New Mexico. Crude Haulers must have HAZMAT and tank experience. Water haulers must have tank endorsement with tank experience. We have a fleet of...
We are looking for Class A CDL Drivers with a minimum of One (1) year current Tractor Trailer Driving experience with Six (6) months of recent steel coil hauling experience. Company drivers earn up to 28% of the gross load. Paid Vacations and Holidays. 401K Program Dollar for Dollar match. Company Paid Family Health Insurance Plan. Owner Operators earn up to 78% of the gross + 100% FSC Paid on BOT...
We offer 70 hour work weeks to safe reliable professional CDL crude oil drivers. Our flexible shifts provide opportunity to spend time at home with your family. We are a stable company that hauls crude oil, water and other bulk liquids in West Texas and New Mexico. Crude Haulers must have HAZMAT and tank experience. Water haulers must have tank endorsement with tank experience. We have a fleet of...
Driver with 4-6 months RECENT tractor trailer experience needed for dedicated route. Must live within 50 miles of Chester, SC Work 11 days get 3 days off! No-Touch Freight $50,500 per year Click to Apply...
Driver with 4-6 months RECENT tractor trailer experience needed for dedicated route. Must live within 40 miles of Rock Hill, SC Work 5 days, Get 2 Off! $47,500 per year Click to Apply...
Company Confidential McAllen, TX, 78501
Broker/Sales Person needed for soon-to-open Truck Brokerage branch office in McAllen, TX. We are looking for a high-energy individual with excellent phone skills, 1-2 years of relevant trucking experience, and a desire to get ahead. Duties entail interacting with all parties involved in the shipping process-shippers, dispatchers, drivers, and customers. Must be computer literate and able to multi-...
Supervises the daily work schedules of Shipping Department employees involved in performing a combination of: shipping, loading and unloading trucks, stacking, picking, packing and palatalizing finished products. Schedules delivery and distribution of products both nationally and internationally via expedited carrier services. Studies shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders and other r...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43228
SAP/Inventory Analyst is responsible for reporting, investigating and processing any SAP related issues to FORD and HLG IT. As SAP/Inventory analyst duties include, customer required metrics for all areas of facility i.e.; shipping, receiving etc. SAP/Inventory Analyst also oversees day to day planning with cycle count lead. Supervisor also is responsible for reporting any inventory discrepancies...
Company Confidential Fayetteville, GA, 30214
Review & approve vendor & carrier setups. Entry & update for vendors and carriers. Process vendor & carrier invoices. Assist with vendor & carrier calls, questions and discrepancies. Invoicing, reconciling & resolving unbilled loads. Manage unrated & unbilled reports. Assist with collections and disputes. Schedule pick up and delivery appointments. Process mail and answer incoming calls. Other res...
Position delivers products to stores on an established route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, etc. (average of 15-20 stops per day). Drives the delivery vehicle to a location, unloads and brings products into the store. Is responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of products on store shelves, displays, vending equipmen...
Responsible for procurement of controllable materials and equipment and services as requested by the Drilling, Completions, Facilities, and Production Departments. Analyze Spend data in all categories to identify cost savings/efficiency opportunities. Lead the development of contracting strategies in support of company's operations working with internal clients. Author Contracts/Scope of Work and...
Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington! Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for part-time employment as a Warehouse/Driver at our Tampa Service Center. Typical hours for this position will be from 12:00pm to approximately 6:00pm, Monday thru Friday. The Warehouse/Driver position is resp...
The Quad-City Times has an immediate opening for a part-time Dock Supervisor on our Circulation team. Good computer skills, knowledge of the Quad-City Metro area recommended, and straight truck experience preferred. Work in a team environment serving the needs of our customers, focusing on coordinating operations between production staff and contractors providing bulk delivery to our carriers and...
Temp-perm warehouse positions available! Large distribution company in Cranbury, NJ looking for pickers/packers to work a 1st shift. 1st shift: 6:30am-3:00pm/7:00am-3:30pm/7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday Wage: $9.50/hour Order picking, quality control, inventory, prewrapping, gift wrapping, shipping packaging Using Voxware voice command Working hours: 1st shift: 6:30am-3:00pm/7:00am-3:30pm/7:30am-4:00...
Driver with 4-6 months RECENT tractor trailer experience needed for dedicated route. Must live within 75 miles of Memphis, TN Work 5 days, Get 2 Off! $44,500 per year Click to Apply...
High Volume Independent Shop Needing I-CAR Certified Body Men / Collision Repair Technician....
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