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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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Look to Spartan If you’re ready for a rewarding job in manufacturing and logistics, you’ll find it at Spartan. We’ll match you with the perfect assignment, with great potential for a long-term position. Contact Spartan today. We’re looking for people just like you. Spartan is currently hiring Production Workers in the Fergus Falls, Whapaton, and surrounding areas. These are temp-to hire opportunit...
Hourly pay rate is $25.00 Supervision of hourly employees and execution of production and logistics plans. Overall operations of assigned area/shift to include warehouse, labor relations, production, site security, quality, safety, and regulatory compliance. Shift is not set/permanent, schedule flexibility is very important, may move to rotating shifts or to an alternate crewing schedule. Weekend...
Package packing, picking orders - must be able to move 50 lbs. boxes thought out the day, must type 50 WPM, good working knowledge of Internet, Excel, and Word, non-smoking office, seasonal employment through January, 2015. Hours vary 20-35 hours per week Monday-Friday with qualified applicants $11.50/hour; Monday most important day. Local applicants ONLY: Must live in Hobe Sound, Florida....
BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE!! Are you tired working for a company with no opportunity for advancement? Well, Randstad has an immediate need for hard working forklift drivers that have been previously certified. Join a fast paced team for the opportunity to become a full-time permanent employee at our client located in Eagan. We strives for the highest quality caliber, so attention to detail is a must....
$2500 SIGN ON BONUS - ALL NO TOUCH FRT $51,000 TO $58,000 A YEAR TO START DEDICATED REGIONAL ACCOUNT AT LEAST 3 MONTHS DRIVING EXPERIENCE MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PAID VACATION AND 401-K PLAN CALL 866-855-4185 TO APPLY...
Seeking Class A drivers with at least 9 months OTR experience. Drivers will run regionally and are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Earn up to 42 CPM averaging 2200 miles per week. Comprehensive benefits package begins after 90 days. 95 % No Touch Better than 75 % Drop & Hook Newer fleet of equipment 401 K Program after first year Multi Stop Pay program Rider Policy...
Local Day Cab T/T Flatbed Driver (Sperry IA) Schilli Specialized Flatbed Division is looking to add 1 local driver to their fleet. Must live within 40 mile radius of Sperry, IA terminal Home daily. Must have own transportation to and from terminal Hourly pay will be based upon experience. Schilli Specialized Flatbed Division, formerly Wabash Valley Transportation Co., Inc., has been a leader in th...
Excellent Opportunity for Class A CDL Drivers in Springdale, AR We are needing a Class A CDL Driver with at least 1 year of Class A CDL experience, a clean MVR and a clean background. Drivers with less than one year of experience will be considered on a case by case basis if they have gone through a formal school and training program. Must be at least 23 years old. We run 2013 and newer Freightlin...
Seeking Class A drivers with at least 9 months OTR experience. Drivers will run regionally and are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Earn up to 42 CPM averaging 2200 miles per week. Comprehensive benefits package begins after 90 days. 95 % No Touch Better than 75 % Drop & Hook Newer fleet of equipment 401 K Program after first year Multi Stop Pay program Rider Policy...
Seeking Class A drivers with at least 9 months OTR experience. Drivers will run regionally and are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Earn up to 42 CPM averaging 2200 miles per week. Comprehensive benefits package begins after 90 days. 95 % No Touch Better than 75 % Drop & Hook Newer fleet of equipment 401 K Program after first year Multi Stop Pay program Rider Policy...
Have you smiled on your way to work lately? TOP PAY AND BENEFITS FOR TOP TALENT We are an independent and thriving automotive repair shop established in 1976, seeking a goal oriented, honest, and skilled technician with a great attitude. Send resume or list of experience and qualifications to be a step closer for an interview. You will be happy to be part of our family....
Auto Technician/Mechanic Experienced Auto Technician needed for North Seattle auto shop. We are a well known brand with close community ties and require hard working, conscientious technicians who can diagnose, test and repair most makes/models. Requires medium to high level experience with: Brakes, cooling/heating, exhaust (welding experience highly desirable), suspension, electrical - everything...
Seeking Class A drivers with at least 9 months OTR experience. Drivers will run regionally and are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Earn up to 42 CPM averaging 2200 miles per week. Comprehensive benefits package begins after 90 days. 95 % No Touch Better than 75 % Drop & Hook Newer fleet of equipment 401 K Program after first year Multi Stop Pay program Rider Policy...
SIMOS Insourcing Solutions has a great opportunity available for an experienced Performance Supervisor. The ideal candidate will have a background in implementing processes and managing within a fast-paced warehousing/distribution operation while maintaining exceptional levels of service to both our internal and external customers. Candidates should possess strong managerial, interpersonal and con...
Excellent Opportunity for Class A CDL Drivers We are needing a driver with at least 1+ years of Class A CDL OTR experience, a clean MVR and a clean background. Flat bed experience is preferred, but we do have training available for candidates with no flat bed experience. Drivers will be based out of Houston and are out 3/4 nights a week and home on weekends. We have great benefits and pay packages...
Job Title: Control Room Associate (Inventory Control) Location: Norcross, GA The Control Room Associate will be responsible for ensuring orders are fully compliant, routed correctly and on time, managing the company’s cycle counting program, conducting research on items with inventory discrepancies, stock location management, and space maximization. Working closely with all levels of management, t...
Perform system and/or manual tasks to support inbound and outbound operations. Identifies and resolves issues in various functional areas; breakdown, put away, replenishment, QC, staging, loading, shipping. Monitors and maintains SKUs and locations in WMS to support efficient warehouse processing and maximize warehouse space usage. Performs work under the direction of warehouse lead, supervisor or...
This job requires being able to lift up to 75 to 100 pounds. Heavy industrial work May require long days Must be able to work in a hot setting 50 hours weekly on a rotating schedule...
st shift 5AM-1:30PM Monday through Friday. Primary Responsibilities • Operate material handling equipment to move product within the warehouse. • Check-in inbound product and tag product accordingly. • Perform various receiving functions, such as unloading trucks and putting away product in the correct overstock location. • Maintain pick locations by cutting product open and placing product in pri...
Locally based Auto Repair chain looking for qualified candidates to manage auto repair shops in N Seattle. We seek professional, experienced managers who strive to provide the best customer care in the area. Job requirements include: Minimum 3 years experience as auto mechanic/technician Service writing experience 1+ year repair shop management experience Own tools, valid drivers license. Primary...

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