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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 Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide training for Students to become licensed Commercial Drivers. Reviews student's driving skill-set, such as performing turns, backing, shifting, etc. Ensures students posses a basic knowledge in dealing with intersections, urban/rural areas, expressways, bridges, overpasses, etc. Instructs students in performing daily truck and trailer...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To facilitate orientation for students and drivers at the terminal location. Conducts the orientation. Processes all the orientation paperwork. Completes the driver files and submits them to Safety/Compliance. Maintain ongoing communication between students and Trainer Coordinator. Assist Trainer Coordinator in assigning trainees to train...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To direct incoming calls in a friendly, professional manner Assist with directing incoming calls and/or taking phone messages May be responsible for processing and distributing mail, faxes and reports Performs other duties as assigned Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success ...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Process application and associated paperwork necessary to contract new owner operator drivers in a timely manner. Establish the driver qualification file, review application/supporting documents, and perform necessary follow up to ensure completeness and compliance with Federal, State, and Swift requirements Pull reports for additional infor...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To coordinate and implement systems to maximize the utilization of Swift's assets while working in an assigned customer's environment. Lead on-site operations at the customer facility; perform Planning, Driver Management and/or Customer Service functions. Communicate effectively and professionally with assigned customer personnel on all leve...
HARBOR RAIL SERVICES is looking for a dynamic and effective Locomotive Shop Manager for its Fresno, CA location. REPORTS TO: Division Manager COMPENSATION: $55K to $60K per year plus bonus. Total compensation based on experience. JOB SUMMARY: The Locomotive Shop Manager will be responsible for managing the repairs of GE, EMD and/or other locomotive manufacturers. JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: ...
LHO Transport, Inc. is Now Hiring OTR Class - A Drivers LHO Transport is a family owned and operated company who was incorporated in 2001. Our drivers are a very important part of our family and are treated like family! As a LHO Transport driver, you are not just another truck number but an integral part of our team. LHO Transport is proud to offer job stability to our drivers. We Offer: • $300...
WESTERN REGIONAL FLATBED FLEET - HOME WEEKENDS! $ .50 cpm. PAID ORIENTATION QUARTERLY SAFETY BONUS. $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! DEDICATED CUSTOMER TARP PAY DROP PAY FULL BENEFITS PAID VACATION (2 Weeks 1st Year) And Much More!!! 800 - 762 - 3776 SYSTEMTRANS.COM...
Immediate opening for a delivery driver, full time position, hourly wage based upon experience $14-$16.00 starting range, will be delivering to retail stores and schools in Nebraska, 1-2 years minimal experience required, CDL license preferred, early morning start and finish by mid afternoon, email ***** to apply....
*TOP JOB* SHUTTLE BUS DRIVER COACH USA has a position available for a shuttle bus driver in the Fredonia NY area. Assignments will be for the evening shift (2:30pm-11:00pm).Must have a commercial driver's license and meet all D.O.T. requirements. For further information or to apply please call 724-282-1000. provided by The Dunkirk Observer...
The Belle Urban System is currently accepting applications for part-time Paratransit Bus Operators Apply at 1900 Kentucky St. by Nov. 5....
NEED CASH? DRIVERS - CTS TAXI Night shift; Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 5p-5a. Know the City well, enjoy working with people. Good driving record, self motivated. Apply 226 Hood St. or *****...
Company Confidential Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
JACOBSON DRIVERS NEEDED Recruiter On Site! Mon. 10/27 Thru Fri.10/31 9am - 6pm 497 N 600 E Marion, IN 46952 Pick up pre-loaded trailers & deliver regionally in IL, IN, WI, OH, and MI Never more than a day's drive from home! •HOME WEEKLY •$3,000 Sign-On Bonus •$65K-$75K Yearly Average Great family benefits, paid vacations & holidays, consistent freight CDL-A & 1 yr. Exp. Required. 574...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16603
CLASS A & B TRUCK DRIVERS Full-Time Start immediately. Benefits Included. Apply in person 1813 Old 6th Ave. Rd. Altoona, PA 16601 provided by The Altoona Mirror...
Company Confidential Mingo Junction, OH, 43938
TRANSLOAD OPERATOR Mingo Junction, Ohio Full-Time Transportation General Labor, 6 Months to One Year Experience; GED or High School Diploma required. Reports to: Transload Terminal Supervisor Send Resumes to: ***** Click Image to View Ad provided by The Steubenville Herald-Star...
Wolf Pack Rentals Now hiring! A Class B CDL driver with tanker endorsement for rental company servicing the gas & oil industry. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package including health benefits, vacation, and holiday pay. The successful candidate must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid drivers license, clean motor vehicle record, the ability to work in all weather conditions, pa...
DRIVERS - Home Weekly Ashley Distribution Services in McFarland, WI seeks: v TRUCKLOAD DRIVERS (No Touch), Earning potential avg. $64,000 year v Home Weekly v Paid Vacation v 401k Med/Life/Dental Class A CDL and at least 1 year current OTR exp. Clean MVR/PSP Reports. Call 1-800-837-2241 8AM to 4PM CST for info and app or email ***** www.ashleydistribu...
AVON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION is currently recruiting highly professional and skilled School Bus Technicians for immediate employment. Must have technical training and hold (or obtain) a minimum class "B" CDL with air brake endorsement. Must be able to lift at least 70 lbs. Highly competitive wage compensation based up skill level and experience. . Additional benefit packages are included. A...
Route Sales Driver Oak Farms Dairy. Class B Lic or higher w/air brake endorsement. Must pass DOT Physical and Drug Screen. Apply at www.deanfoods.com and click on Careers. Dean Foods Co. is an AA/EOE M/F/D/V. Info, Call (512)837-2685....
Local company is looking for drivers to transport railroad crews up to 200 mile radius from Geismar. Must live within 20 miles of Geismar, be 21 or older, and pre-employment drug screen required. A company vehicle is provided, paid training, and benefits. CDL or Chauffeur's license needed. Compensation is 17 cents per mile and $8.50 per hour while waiting. Apply at: www.renzenberger.com...

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