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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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SEVERSON Oil Company is hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS, full or part-time. Join our team and enjoy benefits including health insurance, vacation, holidays, paid time off, cafeteria plan. Pick up application or send resume to 508 Louisa St. Winona MN 55987; 507-452-4743. EOE....
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Flatbeds, Regional and Local. Full or Part Time, Experienced With Class A CDL. May train responsible beginners with good driving record / work history. TC Transportation 815-459-5724 Posting provided by:...
Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come jo...
Operations Support: Hourly Position: M-F 9am-6pm Range: $11-$13per/hr Job Opportunity; If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position with tremendous opportunity for growth we have the position you have been looking for! CallPass Tech, an industry leader providing GPS Tracking Solutions is expanding Operations and Shipping Departments. We are currently seeking qualified candidate...
Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come jo...
This person contributes to the success of the Pepsi Beverages Company by supervising a team of transport drivers to deliver product to the Company's distribution centers in a safe, efficient and productive manner. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Provides local interface and direction for common carriers, works with Plant Supply Planners to ensure that loads are picked up and delivered...
Transport Service Company - Chemical Division -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Transport Service Company - Chemical Division, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most imp...
If you've got the drive, we've got the opportunity. Randstad is adding temporary drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground. It is extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. Working hours: Varied hours Qualifications: 21 years or older Motor Vehicle Record Screening* Drug screen, background checks, and physical Customer Service Skills No CDL required Minimum o...
Transport Service Company - Chemical Division -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Transport Service Company - Chemical Division, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most imp...
Position Summary: Responsible for sales of milk products to retail stores, driving truck over established route to deliver and sell products or render services by performing the following duties. Role Responsibilities: Safely loads and unloads products onto route delivery truck. Drives truck over established route to deliver and sell such items as milk, dairy products, flavored drinks, etc. Wr...
Klemm Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Klemm Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our g...
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, t...
BXI -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life BXI, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great family of drivers and...
Brenco/Amsted Rail has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 60 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the...
Jack B Kelley -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Jack B Kelley, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great f...
KAG West -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life KAG West, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great family of d...
Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come jo...
JOCKEY TRUCK DRIVER (MIDDLETOWN, DE) compensation: $15.50 JOCKEY TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED ASAP - Needed to fill positions in a large warehouse in Middletown, DE. Drivers primary responsibility will be operating a jockey truck to move trailers to and from dock doors and the yard. Successful applicants will be expected to work as a team with warehouse personnel and fellow jockey drivers, operate ...
Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer m...

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