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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 Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
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 interest in logistics and internationa...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Dedicated Truck Driver - PolyOne - Up to $7,500 Sign-on Bonus - Wisconsin-1400000020 This Dedicated truck driver position features weekly time at home, up to $0.37 per mile* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul no touch, multi-stop freight to a global provider of specialized polymer materials, PolyOne, and benefit from consistent miles with a primary travel area of east of the Miss...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000BK This Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No probl...
Truck drivers earn up to $55,000 per year* and get home daily in this Local Intermodal CDL driver position. Intermodal truckers haul 90% no-touch freight containers in and out of the rail yards within 300 miles of Seattle, WA. In fact, a truck driver’s day begins and ends at the rail yard. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL Driver Applicants Experienced truck drivers Truck Driver Pay & Be...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000BK This Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No probl...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Position Summary A Commercial Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all...
Team Tanker Truck Driver - Chicago, IL-12000000FO Team truck drivers earn up to $158,000 per year and have six preferred days off each month in this Team Tanker position. Schneider tanker drivers specialize in the safe transfer of bulk liquid chemicals with 2/3 of them non-hazardous. Traveling the country with a friend, our Team Tanker truck drivers drive up to 5,000 miles per week! Start your tr...
Dedicated Flex Schedule Truck Driver - Walmart - $750 Sign-On Bonus - Bedford, PA-110000001P This Dedicated part-time truck driver position features flexible scheduling with activity-based pay. You decide how much you earn and how often you are home. Dedicated truckers haul no-touch multi-stop loads for the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, and benefit from consistent miles within a primary trav...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...

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