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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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UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Class A Drivers for a local trucking company 1 year min. exp. Apply in person at 19725 Road 180, Strathmore fax resume (559)568-2695 or call (559)568-1295....
We're looking for a full-time, experienced delivery driver to join an events planning & rental company for the upcoming busy holiday events season! The delivery driver is responsible for helping out in the warehouse, driving the loaded company truck to job sites as well as contribute by loading/unloading trucks, setting up rental items at sites, and general cleaning & upkeep back at the warehouse...
Description Intelligence. Creativity. Innovation. These are the things you'll find at DISH Network, the pioneer in television entertainment. We offer individualized career paths for driven, talented individuals who are ready to be rewarded and recognized. Supporting over 150 In-Home Services (IHS) offices across the country, the IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated emp...
Responsible and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. Function within the ISO/Team environment.  Safe operations of forklift and/or clamp truck in both the warehouse and production areas.  Unload raw materials and stack them in proper warehouse rows.  Remove finished goods from the production area and stack them in proper wareh...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Company Confidential East Port Orchard, WA, 98366
We are seeking an energetic sales person to join our team. This person will possess business skills, and have excellent phone and computer capabilities. Sales experience is required. LOCAL APPLICANTS (state of WA) ONLY PLEASE. Job Duties: Answering customer inquiries and other requests promptly and professionally Processing orders quickly and accurately via our software Capturing customer com...
Competitive Pay! Our Truck Drivers earn $1200 - $1500 per week average! Top earners even more!! $1,500 sign-on bonus! Job Description: Load, transport and deliver by operating a semi dump, dry pneumatic/liquid tanker, or flatbed. We service ChicagoLand, Northwest Indiana, Quad Cities, Cincinnati, & Detroit-Akron. Haul mostly food grade products. Dry Bulk training provided. NO hazardous mat...
Job Description Job Title: Warehouse Supervisor Department: Operations Reports to: Branch Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Date Prepared: March 2012 Date Modified: June 2014 Position Purpose: Manages daily activities of group of hourly associates. Responsible for successful adherence to the productivity program of the Warehouse. Manages and directs the storage, retrieval, processing, and accuracy ...
Duties: · Analyze associated costs to determine areas of concern/strength regarding the company vehicles. · Analyze fuel purchases for theft and misappropriation. · Analyze and maintain GPS tracking systems. · Analyze tickets on a monthly basis and issue payroll deductions/training suggestions for drivers. · Review motor vehicle records annually and at-hire to determine areas of concerns as w...
Logistics/Intermodal Coordinator Hamburg Süd has been in the international marine transport business for 140 years. Today, it ranks among the world’s 15 largest container shipping lines. Hamburg Süd is a member of the successful Oetker Group, one of the largest and best-known family enterprises in Germany. We presently have an exciting career opportunity for a recent college graduate who has inte...
responsibilities include working along side our main dispatcher, dispatching jobs to drivers, answering phone calls from drivers and customers. helping drivers with directions when needed. Input data from drivers and customer on job tickets. Work with other office personnel to solve customer issues that may arise during the day have the ability to work in a fast paced environment know the chi...
The Fulfillment Specialist will be a jack-of-all-trades working in tandem with all aspects of fulfillment for our wine & spirits company. Initially working independently with opportunity for growth to manage a fulfillment team. The salary is 41K-46K DOE with a great benefits package. This is a permanent opportunity. Our client is looking for a candidate who is detail oriented, trustworthy, result...
SUMMARY Responsible for designing, planning, executing, controlling, and monitoring supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging global logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, increasing inventory turn, reducing inventory, measuring performance, and strengthening strategic supplier relations. RESPONSIBILITIES Manage act...
Schedule: Monday – Friday: 9AM to 5:30 PM. Must be able to work overtime as needed. Key Responsibilities: · Receive, check-in, and store incoming orders, freight, and merchandise · Pick and pack customer orders and parts to be stocked in warehouse · Pick and pack orders for Field Service Technicians and fill oil buckets for their use · Conduct complete cycle counts. Verify inventory computati...
Primarily responsible for planning, controlling, and directing all activities necessary for the efficient operation of all order selecting, shipping, receiving, and general warehouse activities. Oversee training and scheduling for all warehouse shifts. Minimize mistakes and waste in the warehouse operation by constant coordination and supervision. Must conform to the sanitation rules and regulatio...
Averitt Express 46 cpm plus REGIONAL DRIVERS * Home EVERY WEEK! * Average 2,200 miles/week * CSA Friendly Equipment * Uniforms Provided * BCBS insurance, 401k & more! * Min. 4mo T/T exp in past 3 years - we offer paid training to recent T/T school grads. L;AVERITT_2 888-416-9928 AVERITTcareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals wit...
Warehouse Material Handler 3-5 years exp. in picking, shipping, receiving, and must be forklift certified. Send resume to: PO BOX 841, COLLIVERILLE, TN 38027 Posting provided by:...
Job Purpose : Driver will be responsible for properly loading truck and ensuring that all items are delivered safely. Duties: Loading, Delivery, onsite event installation and breakdown. Good Customer Service Skills. Other warehouse duties and activities as assigned. Skills / Qualifications: Excellent Driving Record a Must!! Bilingual (English/Spanish) Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs Atten...
Class A driver needed with hazardous materials endorsement and good DMV report. Candidate should have rolloff experience and/or tractor trailer experience. Tanker experience a plus. Duties: *Completing vehicle preparation, such as, checking oil, fuel, water, tire pressure, etc.; * Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following state and local driving rules, organization standards, and ...

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