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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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This position is located in our MD, Silver Spring facility • Serves as Lead Analyst and primary point of contact for all Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) supply chain efforts related to equipment requirement definition, validation, and procurement activities on assigned project(s)/task order(s). • Pincipal liaison among purchasing, finance, contracts, IT, subcontractors/teaming partners,...
ATK Aerospace is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; and low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies....
ATK in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Buyer II. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, ATK Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical a...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently recruiting for a Buyer position in our Clearfield, UT location. NOTE: This is a temporary project-lev...
DC Department Supervisor Full Time – Cranbury, NJ Associates in a DC Department Supervisor position will lead an hourly team to do the fast paced work required to run the distribution center as efficiently, safely and productively as possible. They will ensure orders are selected, packaged, loaded, and dispatched safely, timely, efficiently and economically, and that proper records are maint...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
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....
This position is located in our KS, Ft Riley facility The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the capital equipment and medical equipment system delivery and installation with vendors, receive and issue medical and non-medical equipment, fixtures, and equipment dedicated to the Initial Outfitting & Transition (IO&T) Program for the new Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH), Fort Rile...
Manpower is currently hiring a Helper Coordinator for a large package handling client in State College, Pennsylvania! Responsibilities: The Helper Coordinator is responsible for reviewing the daily helper needs provided by the operations and coordinate the daily staffing of helpers. The Coordinator is also responsible for reviewing helper hours for accurate recording of time and assignments. The...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within paramete...
NOTE: Overlapping Shift - 10 AM to 7 or 8 PM - Monday - Friday Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and mai...
The goals for this role will be to organize, grow, manage and motivate the Market Unit Field function teams, develop and implement processes to enhance cross-enterprise integration. This leader will directly lead the Market Unit's Distribution Center Leads with accountability for Delivery, Warehousing and DSD planning, Customer Service, DOT & Regulatory Compliance, OSHA, Labor Negotiations & Produ...
NOTE: Tuesday - Saturday work week. Hours: 9 AM to 7 PM Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain p...
Hours: Monday - Friday - 5 AM to 3 or 5 PM - (depends on when last driver comes in) Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked....
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within parameter...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center with a case volume of 18+ million. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Manage daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members as required to meet the demands of the business. - Ensure facility is compliant with all company and OSHA safety requirements. ...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...

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