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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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Description Job Summary: Provides technical support to the Perioperative Staff, to include Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Residents, and CRNAs, caring for patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. Responsible for ordering, managing, and, maintaining supplies and equipment pertinent to patient care and the efficient operation of the surgical suites. Utilizes computerized inventory sy...
Description Job Summary: Reports to the SPD Supervisor; and maintains an adequate inventory of sterile supplies for use in the OR sterile core and surgical suites. Follows standard procedures and ensures the quality of the Case Cart System, and routinely alters procedures & upgrades standards keeping the Surgical Service Director & SPD Supervisor advised. Skills & Abilities: Possess an excelle...
Description 1. Transports patient as directed. 2. Assists recovery room RNs with patient care. 3. Assists patients at discharge with dressing and transport. 4. Maintains a clean and safe environment of care. Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous patient transport experience preferred....
Driver Hoffman Transport, Inc. CDL A Truck Drivers -You pick YOUR Hometime!! -Daily ($1004 wkly avg) - Every Other Day ($1121 wkly avg) -Weekly ($1,399 wkly avg) Local Orientation Assigned Truck Must have 1yr TT exp. Call 800-726-6111 *****...
Route Delivery Drivers/Salesman Make $700 weekly plus bonuses. Good MVR and Over 21 yrs. Good people skills a must. Call for interview:910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725...
Looking for Class A CDL Line Haul Driver 4 PM-3 AM (Mon-Fri) **Doubles Endorsements Required **Excellent Benefits *Email ***** or visit www.wolfleader.com...
Job ID EMR-00001711 Emerson Company Emerson Corporate Headquarters Country United States State/Province Missouri City St Louis Publish Start Date Jun 27 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Description: Manage the overall development of key supply chain strategies for the semiconductor and distribution purchases. Coordinate deployment of actions in support of the strategic ...
Logistics Specialistneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Princeton, NJ. Top Skills You Should Possess As a Logistics Specialist: - Demonstrated logistics leadership of multiple facilities in a similar industry - Proven growth leadership skills demonstrating clear perspective and understand factors impacting GEHC businesses and our suppliers. - Creates energy to deliver ...
Job ID ECRS-00000572 Emerson Company ClosetMaid Country United States State/Province Pennsylvania City Belle Vernon Publish Start Date Nov 10 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Title:Warehouse Supervisor Business Platform: Commercial and Residential Storage Solutions Business Unit:ClosetMaid Location: Belle Vernon, PA Job Description ClosetMaid, a division of Emerson ...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as full-time Dockworkers with a CDL license. This position that involves the physical moving of freight into and out of trailers in a timely manner, by handling the freight manually, or using a forklift or hand truck. Forklift experience is not required but preferred.This position also involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and del...
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 ...
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...
Job ID ECRS-00000406 Emerson Company ClosetMaid Country United States State/Province Florida City Ocala Publish Start Date Jun 27 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description ClosetMaid, a business unit of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, is actively seeking an eCommerce Logistics Manager for our global headquarters in Ocala, Florida. The eCommerce Logistics Manager...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
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 ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
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:...

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