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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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PURPOSE This position is responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. ESSENTIAL FUNCATIONS • Act and work in a manner that is consistent with company’s core values • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and compliance with the company’s safe lifting practices standard operating proced...
Great Inside Sales Opportunity! Dupre’ Logistics has an immediate opening for a Transportation Brokerage Salesperson for our Lafayette, LA office. We are looking for an experienced Transportation Sales professional to join our Strategic Capacity Services team. Company Description: Dupre’Logistics, a $195mm leading edge asset based logistics company, is grounded on a culture of solid core values...
Dupre’ Logistics is currently seeking an Operations Manager for our office in Shreveport, LA to support our Energy Distribution Services business unit. Company Description Dupre’ Logistics LLC, a $225mm leading edge logistics company, is grounded on a culture of solid core values that are “always forward thinking”. We focus on the safety of our team members, outstanding customer service, and pro...
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Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently accepting applications for NON-CDL Home Delivery Drivers. As a Home Delivery Driver you will be responsible for: Operating a 26 foot NON-CDL box truck safely with a lift gate. Delivery and installation...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently accepting applications for Home Delivery Helpers. As a Home Delivery Helper you will be responsible for: Assisting in the delivery and installation of household appliances per company policy and to stat...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Support NRC’s 24/7/365 operations on emergency response, land service and maritime contracts or projects. Execution of fieldwork encompassed in marine services, industrial cleaning, UST removal, waste packaging and disposal, site demolition, emergency spill response and site cleanup projects while under no supervision. Execution of advanced skills in work associated with one or more of the skill...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Execute processes for purchasing and procuring aviation-related parts, tools, and materials at prices most economical to the company and in accordance with requested schedule and cost objectives; Follow prescribed company policies, departmental procedures and sound procurement practices to perform supply chain procurement activities; Resolve supplier performance and...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to multi-task in various ways to include audible and visual cues from other team members; Attention to detail and focus on task/responsibilities is essential; Proavtive professional approach to duties; Submit a daily pass down with day shift Scheduling Coordinator; Attend Safety/Staff meetings once a month; Responsible for getting work timesheets int...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Are you looking for an employer who offers growth and REAL career opportunities? Colonial Electric Supply Company wants you! We believe in a People First strategy that includes customized learning paths including online, onsite and offsite training opportunities, career development tracks, and uncapped advancement and growth opportunities for the right individuals! Colonial i...
Description Uses IMMS computer based inventory system to input receipts and issues. Receives items from vendors/suppliers, compares packing slips against purchase order to verify shipment for accuracy and completeness. Inspects for, and documents shipping damage/defects and delivers item to designated department. Processes requests for in-stock supplies. Qualifications Required Training/Educati...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington! Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for our North Charleston Service Center to support our ongoing priority of assuring excellent customer relations. The core hours for this position will be from 8:00am to approximately 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday...

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