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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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Seeking Experienced drivers for a Dedicated Regional for a Harley-Davidson account earn up to $53,000 per year (Based on Experience), get home weekly and have a predictable work schedule. This Dedicated position hauls 100% no-touch freight for the largest manufacturer of heavyweight motorcycles in the world. You will have steady and predictable miles traveling primarily in Pennsylvania. Pay & Bene...
Seeking Experienced drivers for a Dedicated Regional for a Harley-Davidson account earn up to $53,000 per year (Based on Experience), get home weekly and have a predictable work schedule. This Dedicated position hauls 100% no-touch freight for the largest manufacturer of heavyweight motorcycles in the world. You will have steady and predictable miles traveling primarily in Pennsylvania. Pay & Bene...
This Dedicated truck driver position features daily time at home, up to $50,000 per year (Based on Experience). You will tractor share and haul 100% no touch freight for the global leader in pallet and container pooling services and benefit from consistent mile. Seeking Experienced truck drivers with 6 months experience Pay & Benefits Paid orientation/training Paid vacation Medical, dental and vis...
Position Available for Class A driver tractor trailer driver work available immediately start pay is $16.50 p/h. with 90 day probation. Option #2 get paid per load . payable through IRS form 1099. * 40hrs per week guaranteed even if we get slow. * Drive tractor trailer, we haul anything and everything you will need to chain down and strap loads everyday. our fleet consist of flatbeds, step decks,...
Truck drivers earn up to 42.5 CPM (Based on Experience), have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Dedicated position. Dedicated truck drivers haul 100% no-touch, multi-stop loads for the world’s largest retailer and travel within 250 miles of Wintersville, OH. Experienced truck drivers Recent truck driving school graduates Pay & Benefits Up to $65,000 per year (Based on Experie...
Seeking a Stockroom Coordinator to perform a variety of stockroom functions in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Job requirements: - Stockroom experience, specifically with electronic components. - Enforce proper inventory procedures and material management processes and policies. - Some experience with shipping, receiving. - Ability to prioritize and multi-task while maintaining high level of...
Mays Chemical Company, Inc. is a fully integrated chemical distributor, recognized as an optimal source for chemicals, related raw materials, formulated products, outsourcing services, cleaning and sanitation systems and chemical management expertise. Mays is currently seeking a Truck Driver. The selected candidate will handle a variety of duties that include preparing customer orders by loading a...
Responsibilities: The Route Sales Support- builds partnerships with customers and is dedicated to meeting their expectations and requirements. They develop and maintain long term partnerships with all customers, monitoring customer feedback and handling customer issues in a prompt and courteous manner. They are responsible for ensuring effective customer communications, managing a route independen...
Route Service Representative, Des Moines, IA Responsibilities: · Travel in a designated area using a company step van to provide products and service to a variety of clients · Manage daily routes independently to ensure proper and timely delivery of product · Load/unload product per company protocol · Provide outstanding customer service and maintain customer relations · Meet sales goals and promo...
CDL 1st and 2nd Shift- Shuttle Driver (with tractor trialer driving), Atlanta, GA Duties: * Prepares vehicle by conducting operator maintenance; cleaning interior and exterior; arranging for maintenance; reporting operating problems. * Plans route and requirements by studying schedule or special request; determining delivery requirements; checking road conditions; estimating travel times; arrangin...
AC Plumbing Supply is a successful and growing plumbing supply company located in North West Houston. AC Plumbing Supply also has locations in Baytown, Bellaire and Rosenberg. AC Pluming Supply is currently looking to fill a full time postion as purchasing agent. The ability to interact in a fast paced environment is essential. An experience history as a purchasing agent in the plumbing industry i...
This driving position drivers earn up to $55,000 per year (Based on Experience) and get home daily in this Local Intermodal Class A driver position. Intermodal truck drivers haul 90% no-touch freight & 75% drop & hook and will travel within 200 miles of Syracuse, NY. Truck driver’s day begins and ends at the railroad yard ramps. Experienced truck drivers Truck Driver Pay & Benefits Performance bon...
Dedicated truck driver position on the Ford account features daily time at home, up to $46,000 per year (Based on Experience) and a predictable work schedule. You will haul and unload multi-stop freight for a multinational automaker within a primary travel area of 200 miles from Winchester, VA. Experienced truck drivers with 6 months experience Pay & Benefits $2,500 sign on bonus Paid orientation/...
We are looking for attitudes and aptitudes. If you are great at what you do, and want to work in a competetive environment with the buying public, we are the right place. Our sales professionals have great income potential, with our top producers in the 100K+ range. We have a team oriented, success based work culture. You can join our team if you have a great work ethic, the drive to be the best,...
JOB SUMMARY: Primarily responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of unit-wide training initiatives based on organizational needs. Ensure training is recorded in Airgas University. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. • Partner with subject experts, internal instructors and management s...
Local company has an immediate opening for an experienced driver with valid CDL A and clean driving record. 2 Years of experience or more. $12 to $15/hr depending on experience. Must be able to lift 50 lbs or less. Mon thru Fri from 7am to 4pm, no weekends. This is a year round position, it isn't a seasonal position. Express Employment is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a full benefit packa...
We are looking for attitudes and aptitudes. If you are great at what you do, and want to work in a competetive environment with the buying public, we are the right place. Our sales professionals have great income potential, with our top producers in the 100K+ range. We have a team oriented, success based work culture. You can join our team if you have a great work ethic, the drive to be the best,...
Dedicated truck driver position on the Walmart account features weekly time at home, up to 38 CPM and a predictable work schedule. You will haul multi-stop, no touch loads to the world’s largest retailer and benefit from consistent miles within a primary travel area of PA, NY, VA & OH. Experienced truck drivers Recent truck driving school graduates Pay & Benefits Up to $60,000 per year (Based on E...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the mo...
Requirements: - Bachelor's degree required - Bilingual (English & Chinese) required (ability to speak Chinese a definite must) - A successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of or interest in purchasing - Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Word and Excel - Ability to influence others through excellent written/verbal communications, negotiation skills and strong multitasking capabil...
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