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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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Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer mov...
· Maintains inventory and supplies by receiving, storing, and delivering items; securing warehouse; supervising staff. Duties: * Meets warehouse operational standards by contributing warehouse information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying warehouse system improvements. * Moves inventory by...
Warehouse Worker Position Overview: Assist in the Warehouse in relation to preparation of the merchandise and loading and unloading trucks and containers Functions: Assist in the Warehouse as required to prepare merchandise for loading and unloading trucks and containers. Responsible for Warehouse Maintenance and cleanliness ensuring Health and Safety processes and procedures are met. Responsible...
Job ID: 10129 Position Description: We are currently seeking a Hazardous Waste Driver Technician to work on-site at various retail stores and perform two functions, applying all applicable federal and state laws and DOT, EPA and DEA regulations: 1) Characterize segregate, package and document various types of retail hazardous waste and 2) Characterize, segregate, package, and document various type...
JOB TITLE: Associate II, Warehouse Operations - SUP At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Operations Family: Warehouse Operations What Warehouse Operations contributes to Cardinal Health [job famil...
JOB FUNCTION Responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional d...
Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer mov...
Air-Flo Manufacturing, a leading truck equipment manufacturer, has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Manager in our Elmira Heights office. Duties include purchasing operations along with inventory control. Excellent salary and benefit package available. Please send resume and salary history to Human Resources, 365 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or email *****. This...
Air-Flo Manufacturing, a leading truck equipment manufacturer, has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Manager in our Elmira Heights office. Duties include purchasing operations along with inventory control. Excellent salary and benefit package available. Please send resume and salary history to Human Resources, 365 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or email *****....
Air-Flo Manufacturing, a leading truck equipment manufacturer, has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Manager in our Elmira Heights office. Duties include purchasing operations along with inventory control. Excellent salary and benefit package available. Please send resume and salary history to Human Resources, 365 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or email *****. This...
KW TRANSIT/KRUEGER WHOLESALE FLORIST KW Transit located in Rothschild, WI has professional semi driver opportunities available. We require interstate driving experience and a safe driving record. Our primary lanes are CA and FL. Reefer and team driving experience is preferred. KW Transit offers dedicated lanes with guaranteed hub miles, weekly home time, company owned/maintained newer equipment. T...
About Us: Specialty Freight Services is a multi-service transportation company offering a variety of time-definite options geared toward meeting individual needs and requirements from LTL & Truckload to airfreight service anywhere in the world. At Specialty Freight Services we take pride in being a team of professionals that has a common goal of complete customer satisfaction. Our number one prior...
Logistics Coordinator Wanted We are a Full Truckload Broker Service looking for someone with excellent customer service, telephone, computer, and negotiation skills. This person will work in an office and team environment to fill the needs our customers have for truckload and time-critical expedite transportation services. The job requires someone that can work in a fast paced environment and has...
Title: Warehouse ¿ Inventory Control Specialist Adecco is assisting a local client in recruiting for a current Warehouse ¿ Inventory Control Specialist job in Scotia, NY for a temporary to hire job opportunity. Inventory Control Specialist positions require receiving incoming material and shipping outgoing products or supplies. Candidates will be responsible for counting items received or shipped...
Delivery Driver – Craft Beer Distribution Remarkable Liquids is a fast growing Craft Beer Wholesaler located in the Albany, NY area. We are currently looking for a Delivery Driver to service accounts throughout New York State. This position offers the opportunity to become part of a great team of individuals driven to deliver the best quality Craft Beer to our customers. Responsibilities Deliver a...
Delivery Driver – New York City Area Craft Beer Distribution Remarkable Liquids is a fast growing Craft Beer Wholesaler headquartered in the Albany, NY area. We are currently looking for a Delivery Driver to service accounts in the New York City and lowerHudson Valley. The successful candidate will be charged with off-loading product from our upstate New York truck in Yonkers, followed by making d...
Warehouse Team Leader – Craft Beer Wholesaler Remarkable Liquids is a fast growing Craft Beer Wholesaler located in the Albany, NY area. We are currently looking for a Warehouse Team Leader for our Guilderland Center, NY location. This position offers the opportunity to become part of an enthusiastic team of individuals driven to deliver the best quality Craft Beer to our clients. This position wi...
The Shauger Group, one of the largest private employers in East Orange, is looking for a Fleet Purchasing/Inventory Agent.This is a full time hourly position with a competitive starting salary. Job includes: · Ordering of parts and supplies for Fleet Maintenance and tracking of same. · Ordering and inventory of supplies for construction/operations department. · Order and inventory all parts, suppl...
GAF, founded in 1886, is a $3 billion company with 3,200 employees and is a leader in the building materials industry. As America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF has built a strong and solid product and customer franchise driven by continuous product innovation and through finding ways to better serve and connect with its customers. GAF has sustained a strong financial and operating performanc...
About Our Organization Composites One LLC is a family-owned distributor with over 60 years of composites experience. Our network of 32 local distribution centers is dedicated to serving the composites manufacturing industry. With more than 30,000 products from over 400 supplier partners reaching over 9,000 customers, Composites One is the leading distributor of composites materials in North Americ...
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