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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.
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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NEED A GOOD STEADY JOB? Arkansas-based transport company has immediate openings for full and part- time Drivers in the Conway & Central AR area! Haz-Mat, tanker endorsement and Class-A CDL a must! We offer in-state hauling, no overnight travel and a very competitive employment package that includes: Great salary, safety and performance bonus pay, medical, dental, vision, life, & MORE!!! QUALIFIED...
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HC984975: Knight Transportation Houston, TX See Below To Apply Knight Transportation is now hiring Regional, DEDICATED and OTR positions. $500 Transition Pay after the first dispatch!!! Flexible Hometime. We offer quarterly bonuses and Full Medical BENEFITS after 60 days!!! For immediate consideration, please apply online at www.driveknight.com or call for more information at 877-403-4029....
HC985035: Southern Tank Transport, Inc. Houston, TX www.sotank.com DRIVERS NEEDED As a leader in the Dry Bulk Transportation Industry we are looking for SAFE PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS that are at least 24 years of age and have 2 years tractor-trailer driving exp. (no Haz Mat or Tanker End. needed). Excellent Benefits: *Med/Dental/Vision *401 K Plan *Paid Vacations and Holidays *Competitive Salary *Stro...
HC985355: Jones Brothers Trucking Multiple Locations See Below To Apply WANTED OWNER/OPERATOR 3 Years Experience. Clean Driving Record. Home Every Week. Call 601-633-6486 For Details JONES is an Equal Opportunity Employer...
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Truck Driver CLASS A CDL. CLEAN MVR 1 Year minimum semi-flat bed experience within last 2 yrs! Benefits: Full Health Benefits 401K - Profit Sharing Qualified Candidates can apply in person at: Triple-S Steel 6000 Jensen Dr., Houston, TX 77026 Click here to see Newspaper ad...
HOUSTON CHRONICLE ROUTE OPTIMIZATION ANALYST Route Optimization Analyst HOUSTON CHRONICLE Houston, Texas We are CURRENTLY HIRING a Route Optimization Analyst to contribute their talents to our team. You will: - Develop optimized home delivery route boundaries that maximize the logistical program RouteSmart for Hearst Newspapers. - Work directly with the Efficiency Distribution Director, the local...
Company Confidential Spokane, WA, 99206
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Town of Concord Massachusetts www.concordma.gov Do you want a job you can take pride in, be part of a committed team, work for a progressive, customer-oriented municipality, & join one of New England’s finest public works organizations? EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Concord Public Works – Highway Div. This full-time, year-round position performs skilled operator and general labor duties using a variety of co...
Freight. Miles. Respect. Those are just a few of the reasons drivers choose Schneider. Join the fleet with the safest, most respected drivers in the industry and you'll find dozens more. Schneider is Hiring Truck Drivers for Tanker Work Regional and Team Tanker opportunities Experienced drivers and recent driving school grads should apply ($6,000 tuition reimbursement available) HOME TIME YOU SCHE...
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YRC Freight Inc., will be hosting a job fair for City Drivers Thursday, March 20th 1PM - 4PM Fairfield Inn on Neville Island 5850 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh City Driver Requirements Include: - Minimum of 1 yr of tractor-trailer driving experience - Record of safe and competent driving - Valid Class A CDL with Doubles/Triples, Hazmat and Tank endorsements - Ability to work various shifts and days of the...
Greyhound THE DESIRE FOR SUCCESS, A COMMITMENT TO SAFETY. DRIVE GREYHOUND! MOTORCOACH OPERATOR - Pittsburgh At Greyhound, you will receive: - Free training (and money while you learn!) - Free travel passes - Competitive pay - Comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Starting Pay - $19.20/Hour APPLY ONLINE TODAY Visit the Driving Careers page at: WWW.GREYHOUND.COM EOE...
Drivers DRIVERS NEEDED Local - Home Everyday CHARLOTTE CDL-A with 1 Year Experience Great Pay - Insurance, Dental, 401K & Vacation. Quarterly Safety Bonus - Referral Bonuses Apply in person at Salem Carriers, Inc. 4810 Justin Court Charlotte, NC 28216 or online at: www.salemcarriers.com or call 1-800-709-2536 As Posted in the Carolina Classified Marketplace...
Drivers DRIVERS NEEDED Local - Home Everyday CONOVER CDL-A with 1 Year Experience Great Pay - Insurance, Dental, 401K & Vacation. Quarterly Safety Bonus - Referral Bonuses Apply in person at Salem Carriers, Inc. 401-A Bumgarner Industrial Ave. Conover, NC 28613 or online at: www.salemcarriers.com or call 1-800-709-2536 As Posted in the Carolina Classified Marketplace...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79764
General Currently taking applications for CDL Drivers to hot shot. Must pass a DOT Physical, Drug and Alcohol Test; Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and a Clean Driving Record for the last three years. Company provides uniforms, company cell phone, 100% paid health and life insurance, weeks paid vacation after one year of employment. Serious applicants only may stop by at 2421 W. 49th St.,...
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