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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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Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and...
Full time position 5 days on 2 days off 6 months Class A exp. $1,000+ week $56K a year!! This position offers benefits options for an individual or a family, including medical, dental, prescription, life insurance plans and more. Company drivers can also choose to enroll in a 401k with company-matched funds. Call Angie @ 866-302-4614...
Home Daily Avg. weekly $1,100 Avg. yearly W-2 $57,200 6 months Class A exp in the last 12 months 12 months Class A combined exp in the last 5 years Drivers on this account will move freight for one dedicated customer, making deliveries to store locations within a 300-mile radius of Flanders, NJ. This position offers benefits options for an individual or a family. Call Angie @ 866-302-4614...
Home every day No TOUCH freight Avg weekly income of $970.00 6 months exp in the last 12 months 12 months combined exp in the last 5 years Delivering within a 200 mile radius of Morrisville Benefits options for an individual or a family Call Angie today @ 866-302-4614...
Avg weekly income of $ 1020.000 6 months exp in the last 12 months 12 months combined exp in the last 5 years Home every day NO NYC deliveries Deliver containers to customers within 100 mile radius of Allentown. Benefit options for individual or family at 60 days Call Angie @ 866-302-4614...
14 days out 2 days home 21 days out 3 days home 28 days home 4 days home .39-.43 a mile $46k- $60k avg year Permanently assigned tractor No Touch Freight NO NYC or Canada 75% drop and hook 3 months exp if you went to school in the last 12 months 6 months exp in the last 12 months 12 months combined exp in the last 5 years Company offers Medical, dental, vision, prescription Vacation 401 K retireme...
Tier one Supplier located near Shelbyville MUST have a Four Year Degree plus recent automotive experience Buyer III is an advanced position in purchasing. Under minimum supervision, the Buyer III will perform purchasing related tasks associated with current production and new product development to ensure a continuous flow of all parts and materials at the optimum cost and quality. Buyer is respon...
6 months Class A exp in the last 12 months 12 months Class A combined exp in the last 5 years Avg weekly income $1,150.00 Avg yearly W2 $60,000 Home every week Delivering for one customer on a dedicated route Benefits after 60 days Call me today @ 866-302-4614...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and...
ENTRY LEVEL - Materials Handler II CONROE TX $14 - 16 per hour GENERAL SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the timely, accurate, and efficient receipt and movement of materials in and around the facility. This position will also be required to learn and work in other functions within the department as necessary. DUTIES: Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items o...
2nd shift Fork lift operators needed. Tuesday through Friday. Four 10 hour days 3pm to 1am. Must have 2 years of Fork lift experience. Pay $11.50 an hour. This position is temp to hire. must be open to background check and drug screening. Resume required...
DRIVERS P and H Transportation is currently seeking Owner Operators and Company Tractor Trailer Fuel Truck Drivers. Gas experience is required. Don't delay! For immediate consideration, call us today! 603-787-2085...
Work w/bus & functl ldrshp w/in the org to ID needs, create structure, drive & lead process imprvmnts. Actions will be cntrd on signif impactng Goodyear's mrkt position to better serve our customer by imprvng fill rates & wrkng capital. Dev & advise new plnng solutions to meet prod reqts. Dev/Advise on processes w/in funct grp. Engaged in exterl collab & cross div processes. Drive process improvem...
Simoniz USA is an “American Classic" in the automotive appearance, industrial and institutional markets. We manufacture and distribute a full line of detergents, waxes and specialty cleaners to car washes, distributorships, institutions, warehouses and supply houses throughout the United States. Simoniz is an internationally recognized name brand associated quality products. The company maintains...
Direct Auction Services, LLC was founded by David Nutter in 2009, following a lengthy career with Manheim and predecessor auction groups. Under the umbrella of Direct Auction Services, Direct Reconditioning, LLC offers professional management of high volume shop production for the auction industry, including Detail, Paint & Body, and Mechanical. Auction Tires Online, LLC is a comprehensive provide...
The Roadrunner Services location Manager, in transportation operations is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of vehicle movement for the Americas Auto Auction- Austin. Job Responsibilities - Oversee the transportation(drive-a-way service) department, including its assets and employees - Recruit, interview, train and coach all hired employees - Plan, organize a...
Company Confidential Roanoke, TX, 76262
Operations Manager, Transportation Fast-growing Multi-Regional provider of next day delivery service is looking for two Operations Managers with previous transportation experience. One position is day shift in Dallas, the other is in our new Ft. Worth (Roanoke) facility and will cover the afternoon shift. Both positions are open due to company growth. Company provides contracted overnight/next day...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75247
Transportation Operations SWAT Team Member Multi-regional logistics company providing overnight unattended pre-8am deliveries for auto and farm equipment OEMs is looking for a SWAT team member for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. SWAT members are entry-level employees with some transportation experience. They receive on-the-job training and then they travel extensively, covering the Southwest region and...
Company Confidential Little Rock, AR, 72201
Dock Supervisor Fast-growing multi-regional overnight transportation company seeks highly motivated individual to join the team as Dock Supervisor at our customer's Little Rock operation. This critical position ensures customer satisfaction by supervising time-critical activities on a warehouse loading dock. Ideal Candidate must possess: -Dock supervisory experience in time sensitive environment -...
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