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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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Intermodal and Flatbed trucking company needs company drivers. DENTON CARTAGE COMPANY IS HIRING Drivers/Semi-Tractor JOB DETAILS: Local-Regional-OTR, 2nd shift positions also available. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 2 years’ experience and maintain a CDL – Class A; Clean Motor Vehicle Record a must; Hazmat endorsement and TWIC card are a plus. Pass DOT physical and drug screen. BENEFITS: Co...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: To prepare products for shipment. MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 1. Maintains work station, ensuring all required shipping materials are stocked daily. 2. Verifies carton number, shipping weight and destination. 3. Follows standard operating procedure for scanning and labeling product. 4. Places completed parcels on pallet adhering to stacking and height requir...
RESPONSIBILITIES: · Primarily responsible for the condition of the truck and the contents within. · Perform a pre-trip and a post trip daily… documenting and reporting findings to the manager on duty ASAP and RTR, so arrangements can be made to correct the problem. · Responsible for contacting the Manager on duty as early as possible when unable to work, so other arrangements can be made for co...
Job Summary: Manage the maintenance department to ensure that all equipment meets all safety standards/requirements and is properly maintained without jeopardizing quality or compliance with OSHA, DOT and Family Dollar Policies. Minimize equipment downtime through utilizing efficient and cost effective solutions. Oversee day-to-day operations of the maintenance shop while being actively involved ...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in TROY,OH * $.41 Per Mile - $10.00 Stop Pay - $8.00 Per D&H + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - 2nd Shift * NO Touch. Excellent equipment. Drivers will average around $900+ per week. 8 paid holidays & 2 weeks vacation after 1 year. This is a dedicated run to Battle Creek, MI & back everyday Monday thru Friday. It is Drop & Hook. Run sta...
Job Description NEW LOCAL & REGIONAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in SOUTH CHICAGO, IL * $18.00 - $21.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay & Benefits * Monday thru Friday **Flatbed Experience Is A Plus But Not Required** * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands ...
Job Description NEW REGIONAL / OTR CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in DAYTON, OH * $.46 Per Mile / Stop pay is between $10 and $20 / Detention after 2 hours at $25 per hour. * $1,200+ Weekly Average + Benefits & Home every weekend * Significant increase after probationary period and will average between $1,300 and $1,800 Per Weekly Average * Flatbed Experience is a Plus but Not Required * Must be willin...
Job Description CDL-B DRIVER OPPORTUNITY in NORTH LIMA, OH. AVG. $150.00 PER RUN / AVG. 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / AVG. $750 PER WEEK / LOCAL / HOME DAILY GOOD STEADY WEEKLY PAYCHECK / GOOD EQUIPMENT Local Hands on Position delivering OH, WV, PA, requiring secure handling and scanning of freight. Start Times average 4am-7:30am depending upon route. Average route is between 6-8 hrs, and average pay i...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in HAYWARD, CA * $22.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5-6 Day Work Week - 1st Shift * Must Be Able To Lift, Push and Pull Over 50lbs * Driver Will Be Required To Use A Manuel Pallet Jack & Hand Truck * Must Have Food Delivery Experience * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment - Great Pay APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION ...
Job Description NEW CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in CHATTANOOGA, TN ** LET US PUT YOU IN THE DRIVERS SEAT ** *WE MATCH YOUR NEEDS TO THE DRIVING POSITION* * $750-$950 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * $850-$1200 Weekly Average + Benefits with overnight runs * Local drivers must be able to stay overnight on occasion * Monday thru Friday with occasional weekend work * Great Pay - Steady...
Job Description OTR TEAM DRIVING CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in TOUGHKENAMON, PA * $1,400 Weekly Average + Benefits * Out 5 to 5.5 days per week - flat rate pay weekly TEAM DRIVING * Great Pay - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 817-664-0023 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Ye...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-B OPPORTUNITIES in CICERO / BERWYN AREA * $16.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay + Benefits & Home Daily * Tuesday - Friday * Chicagoland Straight Truck Driver * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Driver...
Job Description LOCAL CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in NEW CENTURY, KS * $18.00 PER HOUR+ OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS * MONDAY thru FRIDAY - DAY SHIFT * MUST HAVE FLATBED EXPERIENCE * STEADY WORK - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices -...
A Columbus westside manufacturing plant has an opening in its warehouse/shipping department. You may be asked to process incoming and outgoing shipments and paperwork; verify and check orders; and pull and stage orders. Forklift experience a plus. A candidate must possess basic writing and reading skills, be able to lift 50 lbs, follow written directions, and climb and work on ladders. Some overt...
Duties: · Create and manage order allocation through reservations for contracted customers, retail rollouts and promotions in SAP across multiple plants. · Analyze sales data to recommend forecast and reservations adjustments at the plant level. · Knowledge of material planning and Backorder Processing in SAP a plus · Review and update forecasting data at the product group, plant and customer ...
Job Description CLASS A CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in EATON, OH. GREAT PAY! / 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / ANY SHIFT Drivers needed to run shuttles from Eaton to Marysville, East Liberty, & Greensburg. Typically 2 loads a day. Must be willing to be assigned to any shift. Drivers will average $120 to $150 per day. NO Touch. All drop and hook. GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - STEADY WORK APPLY NOW or CALL 866-78...
Job Description CLASS A CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in VANDALIA, OH. $.40 PER MILE / $14.00 PER STOP / $14.00 PER HOUR DETENTION / AVERAGE $850 to $1150 PER WEEK / 1st SHIFT Very little touch - occasionally need to assist at a stop. GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - STEADY WORK APPLY NOW or CALL 866-780-9495 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … ...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A YARD JOCKEY OPPORTUNITY in KANSAS CITY, KS * $15.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Tuesday thru Saturday - 9 P.M. Start Time * Sunday thru Thursday- 10 P.M. Start Time * Steady Work - Good Pay - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thousands of TransForce D...
Job Description LOCAL DRIVING CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in TOUGHKENAMON, PA * $18.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 6 Day Work Week - 1st Shift * Must be willing to work Saturdays * Drop & Hook - Steady Work - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 817-664-0023 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 ...
Job Description 2-CDL DRIVERS NEEDED… Great Company and Opportunity for New Branch Location in Carlsbad, NM FLATBED and / or Oilfield Experience needed ( NO Tarp ) Delivering Pipe to surrounding Oil Field locations Home Daily- Typically Morning Starts 1 year exp . or 2 years in the past 5 25 years of Age Minimum $17.00 per hr Plus Overtime Once your application is completed, CALL 602-354-...

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