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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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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...
Company Confidential Ewing, NJ, 08638
Job Purpose: We are seeking a Purchasing Associate for an immediate opening. The ideal candidate will possess strong Purchasing experience, in addition to strong experience in Sourcing, International Importing, and Supplier/Vendor management. A bachelor's degree is highly preferred but not required. Strong Excel and Bilingual (Chinese and English) skills are required. Responsibilities: * Identify...
Our client, a logistics company in the Southwest suburbs, has openings for experienced 2nd Shift Material Handlers/Stand-Up Forklift Operators in their Batavia location. Must have forklift experience, stand-up experience preferred. Interested candidates should apply for immediate consideration! This is a long-term position! With the possibility to be hired on!! Primary Responsibilities Include: -...
Jackson Farms is a family-owned operation, producing corn and soybeans. We are seeking someone interested in the following duties: Equipment Operation Truck Driving Repairs & Maintenance Daily Farm Activities Grain Handling The ideal candidate has a Class-A CDL, a desire to work, and a positive attitude. The rest we can teach you....
Us1 Industries, Inc. located in Valparaiso, IN just outside of Chicago, IL is seeking an agent recruiter. This position will work to grow our Intermodal, Van, Reefer, Flatbed agent base in all 48 states. We are looking for an individual that has a passion to help grow our company. You must be self motivated to promote the programs we offer to our agents. This position does require traveling to mee...
I. OVERALL JOB PURPOSE The Manager of Global Supply Chain will create, implement and manage responsible training and required controls for all Trade compliance activities, Purchasing functions, Logistics and Inventory Management activities. II. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Product procurement and global supply chain management experience required. · Manages and controls resource req...
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shoppi...
Clinton Honda is seeking EXPERIENCED Automotive Sales Professionals to join our growing team! Looking for a career and not just another job? Then Clinton Honda could be the place for you. Our family owned business takes pride in customer and employee satisfaction and retention. We offer an excellent compensation plan that rewards performance and dedication to customer satisfaction. If you have: Pr...
Due to our dealership's explosive growth, our business office team is expanding! We are looking for an experienced and multi-talented person who is a team player. This dynamic position is responsible for helping guide our valued customers through the legal documents required to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle. Organization and attention to detail are a must! Clinton Honda is also looking for a...
Clinton Honda is looking for a hard working individual looking to get a start in the fun, fast paced automotive industry. This role involves moving and transporting our inventory so a good driving record is a must. Our porters also help to maintain the appearance of our inventory and lot. Various other duties may be involved depending on your experience and willingness to learn. If you have a grea...
Manpower has a temporary long term openings for General Laborers in Plano Texas, pay rate for this position is $10-$12 an hour depending on experience. In addition to applying for this position you MUST complete your candidate profile though the link below: http://virtualoffice.avature.net/jobs?jobId=1555&tags=ivey.huerta do1426959 general-labor This position will involve performing General Labor...
POSITION PROFILE Ensures customers' satisfaction by making pick-ups and deliveries in a proficient and timely manner. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Delivers messages, telegrams, documents, packages, and other items to business establishments and private homes by performing the following duties: Travels to delivery site on foot or by bicycle, motorcycle, automobile or public conveyance. Keeps log...
Position performs scheduled preventative maintenance and necessary repairs to automobiles, trucks (light and heavy), vans and forklifts. Disassembles and overhauls motors, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, electrical systems, and all other assemblies. Position works with a high degree of independence. This position requires that you have your own tools.Position also requires a number of physical...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Chemical Raw Material Buyer for our Purchasing Organization located at our Corporate Adminstrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Coordinate, support and solve Purchasing issues related to raw materials and...
About Us: Keefe Group, through its affiliates, Keefe Supply, Keefe Commissary Network, Crawford Supply, Access Catalog, Access Securepak®, Access Corrections™ and ICSolutions, is the nation’s leading supplier of food products, personal care products, electronics, clothing, technology and telecommunications to the correctional market. Responsibilities: • Deliver individually packaged orders to inma...
About Us: Keefe Group, through its affiliates, Keefe Supply, Keefe Commissary Network, Crawford Supply, Access Catalog, Access Securepak®, Access Corrections™ and ICSolutions, is the nation’s leading supplier of food products, personal care products, electronics, clothing, technology and telecommunications to the correctional market. Responsibilities: • Deliver individually packaged orders to inma...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11222
We have an immediate opening for an experienced Truck Licensing and Registration Coordinator who is familiar with the requirements for Class 1-8 registrations, IRP, MVT, NYS HUT and Federal HUT. Individual will be responsible for a fleet of 1500+ vehicles and process all new and renewal applications, maintain security over vehicle titles and other related duties. We offer an excellent salary and b...
Job Description: North Las Vegas warehouse ,looking for warehouse associates for a freight forwarding company candidates who want to work and build their experience,must pass felony background/drug test, This position can be long term depending on you, We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status...
Position fills in for delivery drivers who are not available for their shifts (due to vacation, illness, etc.). Routes for the relief driver typically change day to day. Position delivers products to stores on an established or contingency route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, across a wide variety of weather conditions. D...
· Handling product and properly pack product so that product is not damaged during shipping. · Ensure that correct product and picking sheet are matching · Repackage product if needed · Removing pallets from area · Ability to determine products with SKUs and items · Operate a computer and hand held scanner Ensures that surrounding area is clean and organized · Restock items needed for packing. ex...
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