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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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WAREHOUSE Keystone Automotive Industries, New England’s leading distributor of auto body parts has a great opportunity for a warehouse associate in our Colchester, VT location. We are seeking a motivated, energetic individual to receive, stock and pick parts in a warehouse environment. If you have warehouse experience, apply now. Body shop and/or automotive paint knowledge is a definite plus! Join...
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant b...
Wholesale Meat Market in Farmingdale, NY is seeking delivery driver for the NYC/Brooklyn area Experience in Manhattan/Brooklyn required! No CDL endorsement necessary Delivery driver will be responsible for loading and delivering orders to customers (Restaurants/Country clubs) in a safe and timely manner. Driver will also be responsible for handling returns from any stops they are delivering to. Re...
This Regional Owner-Operator truck driver position features an earning potential of up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul minimal touch freight and average 2,300 - 2,500 miles per week within a primary travel area of the 11 western states. Build your business with the support from regional dispatchers who know the area and your business. Schneider will provide the tools to help you run your own...
This Regional Owner-Operator truck driver position features an earning potential of up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul minimal touch freight and average 2,300 - 2,500 miles per week within a primary travel area of the 11 western states. Build your business with the support from regional dispatchers who know the area and your business. Schneider will provide the tools to help you run your own...
Truck drivers earn up to $60,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-400 miles per length of haul. About 60% of your time will be spent within Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Colorado. As a Regional dri...
Truck drivers earn up to $60,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-400 miles per length of haul. About 60% of your time will be spent within Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Colorado. As a Regional dri...
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Trackman & Equipment Operators: Pan Am Railways is seeking a dependable, motivate Equipment Operator and Track Laborer. The equipment operator position requires a Class B CDL license. Applicants need to be mechanically inclined and be able to perform outdoor work repairing tracks and other railroad maintenance functions. Positions require a High School Diploma/Equivalent, a pre-employment physical...
Truck drivers earn up to $60,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-400 miles per length of haul. About 60% of your time will be spent within Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Colorado. As a Regional dri...
Truck drivers earn up to $60,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-400 miles per length of haul. About 60% of your time will be spent within Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Colorado. As a Regional dri...
Truck drivers earn up to $60,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-400 miles per length of haul. About 60% of your time will be spent within Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Colorado. As a Regional dri...
Petrochemical Distribution Company located in Northwest Houston is seeking a Warehouse Associate for an immediate full time opening. Job Purpose: Maintains production by inventorying and disbursing supplies and equipment. Duties: * Receives items by UPS, Federal Express, and Freight Lines. * Verifies items received by checking identifying information of items; inspecting condition of items; compar...
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 44,000 employees in nearly 170 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-...
MOL, Ltd. has the world’s largest ocean shipping fleet. MOL operates specialized bulk carriers for iron ore, coal, and woodchips; tankers that transport crude oil and LNG; car carriers; cruise ships; ferries and coastal liners; and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products as part of the largest and most diverse global network of liner and logistics services. MOL (America) Inc. is...
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 44,000 employees in nearly 170 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
OWNER OPERATORS – Dedicated Regional – Indiana to Ohio & Back This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! $1200 to $1500 Take home per week based on 1600 to 2200 miles Great Home Time !!! ASK ABOUT OUR $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS – Limited Time Only Personal Dispatcher – knows your likes and dislikes Mileage rate - $1.14 per mile + Fuel Surcharge Monthly Safety Bonus No settlement holdback – paperwor...
OWNER OPERATORS – Dedicated Regional – Indiana to Ohio & Back This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! $1200 to $1500 Take home per week based on 1600 to 2200 miles Great Home Time !!! ASK ABOUT OUR $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS – Limited Time Only Personal Dispatcher – knows your likes and dislikes Mileage rate - $1.14 per mile + Fuel Surcharge Monthly Safety Bonus No settlement holdback – paperwor...
OWNER OPERATORS – Dedicated Regional – Indiana to Ohio & Back This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! $1200 to $1500 Take home per week based on 1600 to 2200 miles Great Home Time !!! ASK ABOUT OUR $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS – Limited Time Only Personal Dispatcher – knows your likes and dislikes Mileage rate - $1.14 per mile + Fuel Surcharge Monthly Safety Bonus No settlement holdback – paperwor...
ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms. We provide award-winning services to healthcare institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses in 22 countries around the world. In 2013, FORTUNE magazine again recognized Aramark on its list of “World’s Most Admired Com...
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