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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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Windy City Limousine Description: Windy City Limousine is seeking a professional dispatcher for our Elmhurst & Bellwood offices. Candidates must be high school graduates with a minimum of 2 years of related experience. Candidates must be able to professionally and effectively communicate with high-demand clients on the telephone. Computer literacy and the ability to multi-task is a requirement. ...
Warehouse Office Clerk Skills Warehouse Receiving/Shipping Experience Knowledge of Receiving/Shipping documents Bilingual (English/Spanish) Multitasker with ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environment Computer literate with average knowledge of Word/Excel/Outlook Detail oriented and accuracy very important Duties Data entry requiring high accuracy Contact carriers and coordi...
Position Summary A Container Delivery Driver – Non Commercial Driver’s License is responsible for safely operating a vehicle and providing prompt, courteous and complete container delivery and removal services for residential and/or commercial customers. In addition, the Container Delivery Driver Non-CDL is responsible for ensuring his/her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standa...
Position Summary A Residential Recycle Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete recycling removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Recycle Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operat...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ens...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ens...
Position Summary A Roll Off Driver Class B CDL is responsible for safely operating a heavy commercial truck to provide prompt and courteous delivery and removal of large containers. The Roll Off Driver Class B CDL is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all Company, state and federal regulatio...
Job Description: Quality Control Supervisor Description: The Quality Control Supervisor reports to the Operations/Site Manager. The Supervisor will provide leadership and oversight to Bluegrass associates and activities at customer locations. Job Duties: - Plan, execute and manage the quality support activities at customer locations including sorting and containment activities, data collection...
A local leading organization is currently seeking forklift and reach truck drivers in Groveport, OH for a long term, temporary opportunity. Stand-Up Reach Truck - Stand-Up Forklift drivers must be familiar with operating Raymond Equipment; have current certification within the last 3 years and at least 2 years of experience. You will load and unload material and operate a stand up forklift or rea...
Position delivers products to stores on an established route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, etc. (average of 15-20 stops per day). Drives the delivery vehicle to a location, unloads and brings products into the store. Is responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of products on store shelves, displays, vending equipmen...
Company Confidential Longview, WA, 98632
Unique career driving a fleet of top-of-the-line equipment From roll-off and vacuum trucks to tankers and dump trucks, as a CDL Driver/Operator with our client, you’ll get to drive them all! You will also enjoy training and mentoring from seasoned professionals of their diverse fleet while helping to improve the environment with every job site you visit. If you enjoy a work-life balance while ad...
Join Con-way Freight for the respect you deserve on day one and career opportunities moving forward. At Con-way Freight, our rewarding culture is built on teamwork and respect. Safety is our #1 core value, so we maintain a fleet which includes new Freightliner®Cascadia® tractors with state-of-the-art technology. Each is equipped with Drive Safe Systems™ (DSS) which alerts drivers to potential saf...
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 co...
Forklift Operators, Sit-down Forklift Operators, and WarehouseForklift Operators -- Growing Trucking company in our Woodbridge, NJ needs certified Forklift Operators at their warehouse immediately for 2nd and 3rd shift! These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions with a starting salary of $13 to $14 an hour depending on your experience and proper valid certifications. Your duties will include loa...
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 co...
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 co...
Stericycle is seeking a Route Driver! - 4 Day Work Week - Home Daily - No Weekends - Competitive Pay - Great Affordable Benefits - Uniforms Provided Responsible for servicing assigned LQ (Large Quantity) and SQ (Small Quantity) accounts in the most professional way, ensuring that customers’ needs are met on a continual basis for various waste pickup and supply delivery. Provides the highest...
- Buying products from market based on requirement from sales staff - Discovering good deal to buy - Placing orders with suppliers for the products to purchase - Contacting different suppliers/vendors/distributors to get whole sale prices - Arranging to receive shipment - Arrange to send the shipments to export - Keeping complete record of inventory...
Description This is a full time with benefits days position. Someone with shipping/receiving experience is a plus. Under the supervision of Area Manager, performs duties related to receiving, stores, distributing materials and equipment. Maintains par levels of supplies. Qualifications Education: H.S. or Equivalent Valid Drivers License-2 or less moving violations during past 3 years....
Beelman Truck Co. has provided dependable, reliable service for over 108 years. With over 660 power units and more than 62 million miles last year, it is no surprise that Beelman Truck Co. is number 1 in the dry bulk business. DRIVERS Beelman Truck Company is seeking Class A Drivers at its Ste. Genevieve terminal. Recent CDL Graduates encouraged to apply Requirements: • Must be at least 21 years o...

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