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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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Job Description: This Receptionist Needed - Up To $36K Position Features: ? Excellent Benefits ? Opportunity To Advance ? Casual Fridays ? Great Pay to $36K Immediate need for receptionist - up to $36K! Excellent benefits, opportunity to advance and casual Fridays. Punctual, organized and MS Word and Excel will be keys to success in this stable organization. Will be responsible for answering phone...
Job Description: Shipping Clerk Great opportunity for a professional individual who?s ready to pursue a great career. As a client oriented company, we plan to ensure a great working environment, guidance and direction. M-F 7:30am-4:30pm. $10hr. This Shipping/ Receiving Clerk Position Features: ? Paid Medical/Dental Benefits ? 401 K ? Paid Sick/Vacation Duties/Responsibilities: ? Coordinates the sc...
Job Description: Are you looking for a company who has been growing during the recession and is looking for an employee who wishes to grow as well? Are you looking to grow in your Accounting Career with a company that is invested in your success? If so, I have a great opportunity to grow in your accounting career with a large construction company. You will be responsible for verifying and posting...
Warehouse Supervisor (3rd Shift) Summary: The 3rd shift supervisor will oversee three to five employees in the overnight truck loading process. Hours of operation are 10pm to 6:30am, Sunday through Thursday. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Print and separate tickets. Oversee the picking and packing of orders. Ensure that trucks are loaded correctly and on time. Oversee the assembly of furni...
Job Description: Immediate opportunity open for an experienced bindery operator for print production. Responsible for setup and operation of post card slitter, folder, booklet maker cutter and any other equipment needed to complete the job. Great schedule for this opening, you will have every Friday and Saturday off. Scheduled shift is Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm. Immediate start! Send your res...
Job Description: CDL Class A Driver A great company in Greeley is currently looking for a number of CDL Class A drivers with Tanker endorsement. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys both driving and physical functions in a job. This job is full-time and includes a combination of route based driving and physical work. Hard working individuals will perform multiple route stops, loa...
Job Description: South Shreveport Wholesale company is looking for someone with a valid Dr. Lic. good driving record, must be insurable. Clean cut, presentable with clean background. Will be pulling orders, ability to use computer, track orders, drive company pickup to make local deliveries. M-F 8-5 Starting @ $10 per hour and will go up after 90 days. We are an equal employment opportunity employ...
Class A CDL Drivers Needed Albany, NY Shelter Enterprises Inc. a recognized innovator in the manufacturer of building products for over 38 years has openings for Full time as well as casual part time Class A CDL Drivers for deliveries to our customers from our manufacturing plant in Cohoes, NY. Good pay with benefits for full time drivers, and the ability to be home every night Essential Functions...
Job Description: AppleOne has an immediate need for a Shipping/Receiving Clerk who will be responsible for receiving and verifying items, preparing shipments and maintaining shipping and receiving documentation. A minimum of 1-2 years in a related position is required and previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred. This is a temporary role projected to last until the en...
Job Description: This DELIVERY DRIVER Position Features: ? Well-known Family-owned Business ? Convenient Suburban Location ? Strong Management Team ? Fulltime hours Local service and tool company has an immediate need for a local delivery driver! This is a well-known family-owned business, in a convenient suburban location near downtown, with a strong management team. Candidate must be very famili...
Job Description: Our Client, seeking an Outside Sales Representative in the Minneapolis area. Candidate will be reporting to the Director of Business Development; the incumbent in this position will be responsible for new business development and client relationship management. The focus is on prospecting for and securing new client relationships for Client solutions, with a primary focus on promo...
Job Description: CDL class A driver to drive tractor trailer on 1 and 2 day hauls - Freight will be loaded by warehouse staff - Freight will be unloaded by the driver using manual and power pallet jacks - Hauls will be 1 or 2 day runs with company paying for overnight stay when required. - Regular travel to NY/NJ/PA/Del/CT/MD/Mass Hours Flexible Start Time 1am - 4am 10-14 hr 4 days/wk Mon-Fri Maxi...
Job Description: GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WITHIN TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY ? EXPERIENCED ENTRY WRITER AppleOne Employment Services has just partnered with a Global Freight Forwarder in the NW Suburbs of Chicago. Our client is a leader in their industry and is consistently in the TOP 5 for Global and Domestic shipments. Our client also specializes in Intermodal/Rail, Air, Ocean, Brokerage, as well as, clie...
Job Description: A NVOCC Client in Northern Suburbs of Illinois is seeking an experienced Import Specialist. The candidate will be responsible for tracking and tracing shipments using vendor websites, creating files in IES import module, interacting with clients and vendors via phone and email and much more. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES ? Modify and/or create ISF templates (Importer Security filings) acco...
Company Profile: Diakon Logistics is one of the largest home delivery, logistics and warehousing companies in the U.S. Since beginning operations in 1991, we have grown into a national company with over 300 trucks operating in 24 locations throughout the United States. We are proud to serve some of the largest national retailers in the country. Diakon Logistics specializes in providing comprehensi...
Job Description: Well-Known company is looking to hire a Bilingual Spanish Customer Service Representative w/warehouse, manufacturing, distribution or logistics background. JOB DUTIES: Ideal candidate will be responsible for interacting with drivers, confirming deliveries, making sure that the deliveries arrived on time and with no damages, and other logistics responsibilities. In addition, will m...
Adecco is assisting a local client in recruiting for a current Warehouse - Shipping and Receiving Clerk job in Salem, Oregon for a long-term temporary to hire job opportunity. This position requires receiving incoming material and shipping outgoing products or supplies. Candidates will be responsible for counting items received or shipped and checking against packing lists while recording any disc...
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, pers...
Manpower has an opening for a Warehouse Material Handler to start immediately. Responsibilities: Receive, store, handle and deliver Raw materials, Bulk, Components, Finished Product and Non-production items to appropriate areas. Use material handling equipment in accordance with standard operating and safety procedures. Check all Raw materials, Bulk, Components and Non-production item deliveries t...
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! LOCAL AND REGIONAL DELIVERIES! Don’t miss the opportunity for great benefits with a growing company! Our client, one of the largest integrated equipment dealerships in the nation, has an immediate opening for a self-motivated Class A CDL Drivers in Springdale, AR with a minimum of two years construction / heavy equipment hauling experience. The CDL Driver is responsible for...
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