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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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Courier Wanted- Part Time Job Purpose: Professional image candidates needed for pick-up and delivery schedules. This position could lead to a full time opporunity. Duties: * Distributes materials and information by delivering and picking up items for accounts, vendors, subsidiaries, and associates. * Completes special deliveries and pick-ups by responding to requests. * Maintains scheduled deliver...
PIA currently has an opening for a full-time CDL instructor at its training location in West Mifflin, PA. Description: Truck Driving instructors conduct classes to assist students in gaining the knowledge needed to pass the CDL written examinations, and guide students in the tractor trailer for hands-on driving and maneuvering instruction and practice. Hours for this position are primarily Monday...
Career Technical College in Shreveport, Louisiana is looking for a full-time CDL Trainer for our growing CDL Training Program. This position will be responsible for all driver training functions for the CDL training program at the campus. The CDL Driver Trainer will have proven longevity in the field, excellent communication skills, possess demonstrated physical, intellectual and leadership abilit...
Saft is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high-tech battery systems for industrial applications; for use in space, aeronautics, telecom, transportation and defense. Saft has become a world leader by doing what we do best and by bringing all our skills to bear on a common goal. Saft consists of over 4,000 dedicated professionals worldwide - each with different technical backgrounds,...
Frontier Transportation Inc., a family owned & operated company is now hiring professional, experienced Class A drivers for immediate openings! We offer a $1000 Sign on Bonus, plus an additional $500 for having or getting your double endorsement. DETAILS: - Local runs within approximately 200 mile radius of Oakland, CA - Hauling vans, curtain vans and flatbeds - Full truckload & 99.9% NO TOUCH fre...
About the Job: Live TV Production and satellite transmission company seeks qualified individual to assist in the operations, maintenance, and transportation of our fleet of mobile TV production satellite transmission trucks. Providing live TV coverage (ESPN, FOX, HBO) of sporting and entertainment events in the Western US. Job Duties and Requirements: · Previous experience or training in televisio...
The Delivery Driver is responsible for operating a vehicle over established routes to deliver products. Responsibilities: Operate a vehicle and deliver assigned orders to retail accounts in a safe and responsible manner while complying with federal mandated laws Maintain good relations with retail customers Responsible for some paperwork because of liquor laws invoices must be signed when the prod...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Con...
If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you! We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Analyst position that will be based in our iSynergy (Enterprise Resource Planning) Supply Chain department. This position is based in Altamonte Springs, FL This position has the opportunit...
Tracking Code 20134769 Job Description Position is responsible for delivery of materials from the store to the jobsite. Other duties include: Pull load list given by the manager. Build material loads for jobsite delivery. Loading/unloading trucks. Stocking materials as assigned. Other duties assigned as necessary. Required Skills Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions; short correspond...
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SHIPPING SUPERVISOR Union Square Location. Fulltime Position. Up to $16/hour to start, depending on Experience. Must be available to start IMMEDIATELY. Supervisor Experience Required Computer Skills a Must Experience with FEDEX Ship Mgr. System a Plus...
Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; and maintaining records. Duties: * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck and secures items. * Delivers items by identifying destinations;...
JOB SUMMARY OR PURPOSE: To transport mail along a designated route to or between U.S. Postal facilities from Richmond, VA to Philadelphia, PA. Out one day/back the next. Sleeper time required. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 􀂃 Driver will complete a pre-trip and post trip inspection of the truck and trailer each day to check for defects and to ensure that it’s in safe operating condition. The driv...
Roll-Off Driver wanted for Busy Recycling Facility located in Calverton, NY. Looking for Class A/B CDL drivers with Prior Roll-Off Experience. Full Time, Benefits Available. Please email resume to *****...
Opportunities For New Truck Drivers Immediate openings available for new truck drivers with full training provided. PAM Transport is currently hiring OTR drivers for solo and team driving positions. At PAM Transport, we value our employees and know our drivers are our biggest assets. We run one of the newest and most modern fleets in the industry. As a truck driver at PAM Transport, you’ll enjoy t...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
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