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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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LOCAL RUN HOME DAILY, EARLY MORNING START UP BETWEEN 5:00-8:30 A.M. MON-FRI, OFF WEEKENDS DELIVERY APPLIANCES AND INSTALLING THEM, WILL TRAIN! NEED 6 MTHS EXP WITH CDL A LIC. SOMETIMES MAY DRIVE A STRAIGHT TRUCK 2-3 TIMES PER WEEK. AVG PAY PER WEEK $1,080.00; BENEFITS AVAILABLE AFTER 90 DAYS, 401K DAY OF HIRE! PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFO, CALL AS WE DO APPLICATION OVER THE PHONE, 1-800-325-5395 *NEE...
Shipping clerk Salary based on experience Job Description: The shipping clerk will assist the Supervisor with responsibilities including picking, packing and/or palletizing products to be shipped to domestic and international customers via small package, LTL and cargo containers. The shipping clerk must maintain an accurate and productive role aimed at achieving high customer service standards con...
ClubCorp is seeking a Purchasing Expeditor for our Home Office in Dallas. This position is responsible for expediting FFE materials orders as well as the invoicing, coordination and completion of assigned projects in a fast paced and changing environment. This individual will work in the Purchasing department and partner with the company’s Construction, Accounting and Financial Management groups t...
This position contributes to the success of the Pepsi Beverages Company by certifying pallet inventory in a fast-paced warehouse operation. Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities: Keep accurate records of certified loads transported out of the facility for DSD delivery Provide coaching and counseling to Pickers on Pallet building practices Provide feedback to Product Availabili...
This position contributes to the success of the Pepsi Beverages Company by certifying pallet inventory in a fast-paced warehouse operation. Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities: Keep accurate records of certified loads transported out of the facility for DSD delivery Provide coaching and counseling to Pickers on Pallet building practices Provide feedback to Product Availabili...
The Van Driver’s primary purpose is to transport families to and from Ronald McDonald House Houston (RMHH) and the Texas Medical Center and area shopping within a three mile radius of the RMHH Holcombe House location using a RMHH owned vehicles. This person must demonstrate a supportive role toward the families and promote a warm and friendly atmosphere. A CDL designation on driver's license is RE...
Large, Stable 48 state carrier in need of Owner/ Operators and Fleet Owners to cover large and expanding customer base. We are currently seeking to fill positions in all of our fleets for, Vans-avg $2.10 mile Flatbed/ Stepdecks-avg $2.20 mile Reefers- avg $2.20-$2.30 mile Car Hauler avg- $2.25 mile 100% Fuel Srcharge to the truck Fuel discounts available up to $0.43 depending on region, chain, and...
Pacific Supply, a distributor of building products with over 40 locations throughout the Western United States is accepting resumes for a Dispatcher. Under the direction of the Branch Manager, this position will be responsible for the timely and proper shipment and receiving of all materials entering and leaving the branch, and the supervision of the yard personnel. Qualified applicants will have...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
CDL licensed driver and tour guide: Pleasant personality, good people skills and interest in history. Training will be provided. Hours are flexible. Weekdays and weekends. .$12 to $15 an hour....
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
Staffmasters, Inc. has immediate openings for EXPERIENCED Forklift Operators / Material Handlers. We are looking to fill positions for our Concord based client. Shift will be 7:00 pm - 3:00 am, Ability to work flexible overtime hours is required. Starting wage is $14 per hour. Job Requirements: Experience using a forklift with a capacity of 6,000 - 10,000 lbs. Prefer experience with handling long...
-Supply Chain Management School (SCMS) Instructors Tec-Masters, Inc (TMI) is seeking supply chain management personnel as instructors for a Veterans Affairs Supply Chain Management (VASCM) contract to teach Supply Chain Management School (SCMS) courses to VA Logisticians. *Hiring is contingent upon contract award* 3.1 Certifications. Contractor staff shall have at least one of the following certif...
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
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 diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe work...
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for the daily delivery and pickup of all packages in a neat, efficient, and friendly manner to the customer’s specifications. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: This position reports to the Delivery Supervisor DIMENSIONS: Individual is responsible for truck and equipment maintenance and expenditures, and is required to assist in cost containment of departmental expendit...
Overview Responsibility for procurement administration, work process definition, and various supply chain analytics Specific Responsibilities The Supply Chain Associate will assist the Corporate Supply Chain Leadership group in areas of Procurement, Production Planning, Inventory Control, and/or Customer Service. - Analyze processes in a specific functional area for opportunity. - Development and...
Operates all parts of the processing and bottling departments. Including but not limited to the following: barrel dumping, liquid processing, glass cleaning, filling, capping, labeling, packing, stacking cases and appropriate quality checks Performs Start up checks and end of shift / line shutdown procedures. Ensures effective shift overlap. Monitors equipment for empty and full bottle quality iss...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Molecular Imaging Location: IL - Hoffman Estates Req ID: 132799 Position Title: Materials Support 2 Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Associates Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader...
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