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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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Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in 2002 to acquire, own and operate a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and o...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in 2002 to acquire, own and operate a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and o...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Engineering Physical Science Technician III Engineering Physical Science Technician III – Local Agency Program Manager Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) – Grand Junction, CO The Local Agency Program Manager is responsible for administering three federally funded Local Agency Programs in CDOT’s Region 3 in Western Colorado: The Transportation Alternatives Program, The Congestion Mitigati...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in 2002 to acquire, own and operate a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and o...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in 2002 to acquire, own and operate a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and o...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in 2002 to acquire, own and operate a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and o...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Purchasing Assistant Job in Carlsbad, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently seeking candidates for an immediate temporary to direct hire Purchasing Assistant job in Carlsbad, CA. This is an entry level temporary to direct hire opportunity with our client, a leading global manufacturer. The pay will be between $18-$22/hr. This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant company with tons of grow...
Rinchem is a global chemical logistics provider for industry-leading manufacturers within the semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, solar and defense industries. With over three decades of experience streamlining and optimizing chemical supply chains, Rinchem operates a global network of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding and consulting locations in North America, Europe, the Middle...
Rinchem is a global chemical logistics provider for industry-leading manufacturers within the semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, solar and defense industries. With over three decades of experience streamlining and optimizing chemical supply chains, Rinchem operates a global network of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding and consulting locations in North America, Europe, the Middle...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Director of Purchasing job in Glenview, IL. You must have five years of management experience in a purchasing capacity. Ideal candidate will have lubricants and/or chemical industry experience. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Director of Purchasing job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Manage, train, m...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Procurement Analyst/ Entry Level Buyer job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management and interest in growing within the supply chain field. Qualified candidate will have advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Procurement Analyst/ Buyer...
We are currently recruiting to hire an Inventory Planner job in Houston, TX. Candidates should have five to ten years experience as a planner and 2-4 years of purchasing experience. The Inventory Planner will be responsible for planning replenishment requirements in accordance with branch needs, creating a replenishment team to meet customer service and inventory control goals and verifying freigh...
Our client is currently seeking an amazing candidate to fill a Director of Purchasing job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of experience working in the Supply Chain industry. This is a great company in a great area, with great compensation and benefits. The responsibilities of the Director of Purchasing...
Buyer Job in Carlsbad, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is actively seeking qualified candidates for a temporary to direct hire Buyer job in Carlsbad, CA. This is a temporary to direct hire opportunity with our client, a leading manufacturer, paying between $18-$22/hr. This is an opportunity to work for a global vibrant company with immense potential for growth. You will report directly to the Manu...
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