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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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Truck Driver - CDL Class A/Touch Freight Company Name: American Alliance Trucking Company Phone Number: English (626)820-8588 Espanol (626)820-8672 Job Description: American Alliance Trucking Company is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers. Join our team as a dedicated truck driver and enjoy solid pay, great benefits and frequent home time. • Company Location: City of Industry • ...
A local family-owned trucking company, Freeport Transport Industries, Inc., is currently seeking a purchasing agent to join their team in Freeport, PA. This person will have the following job responsibilities: · Prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and price · Verify purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to the master list · Maintain clear and concise records of good...
ProDrivers is NOW HIRING!!! Apply at: www.prodrivers.com Class A Truck Drivers for local runs. Full Time Positions Available: 45-60 hour work week ProDrivers has Great Benefits: * No Forced Dispatch & Flexible work hours * Flexible schedule with a variety of shifts and driving assignments available * Competitive wages * Direct Deposit * Holiday and Reliability Bonus ProDrivers Requires: ...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
United Freight Transport is looking for safe owner operators. We are a small company with that family atmosphere. Your not just a number here. We offer percentage pay. you can bring or own trailer or use one of ours. advantages of working with us. Home time when you want it. Cargo and liability insurance paid for. you send us the bill we take care of the paperwork. no sitting we keep you mo...
DistTech -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life DistTech, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in Easton, PA Company Driver Local/Regional Mix Home 2-3 Nights + Weekends Class A-CDL + Tank 64CPM + $24.85/Stop Assigned Tractor DistTech, Inc is an established leader in dedicated contract and common carriage for b...
Jobs in the category are responsible for the execution of all receiving activities including unloading merchandise, merchandise preparation and staging, outbound shipments, and daily stockroom activities. Assist in maintaining the stockroom in a neat, orderly and safe manner. Other duties include promptly serving the customer at merchandise pick-up, properly sorting merchandise, and properly using...
Ramco Specialities, Inc. a premiere employer in the global fastener industry, providing fastener solutions since 1977, is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. We are seeking a highly motivated HANDS ON individual responsible for supervising all areas of facility distribution including sorting, shipping, receiving, packing, plating and materials management. Approximately 70 empl...
Job Description: Responsibilities: ?Examine shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy. ?Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes. ?Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials. ?Co...
Leader in the millwork industry is seeking a driver with knowledge of the Tri-State area. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Must not have any moving violations within the past 3 years. Job is Monday through Friday. CDL-A is a plus. Please send all resumes to *****...
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...
Monday - Friday 1:00 PM Start Time 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 accur...
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 ...
Job Description: This Maintenance Mechanic (Nor Cal) Position Features: ? Benefits ? Relocation ? Stability ? Great Pay to $55K Immediate need for maintenance mechanic (in Richmond - nor cal) seeking benefits, relocation and stability. PLC and touch screen interface knowledge, knowledge and commitment to health & safety, and bilingual Spanish will be keys to success in this well-known, stabl...
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...
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...
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 positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...

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