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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.
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.
Wolff Transports Inc. Mc Farland, 53558
Fuel Transport Driver Full time Petroleum driver wanted. Great Benefits including dental, health, vision, 401k and flex. Sunday through Thursday days or nights available. For information please call 608-612-0609 or email ***** for an application. Willing to train qualified candidates. View newspaper ad madison.com 290965...
Altendorf Trucking Madison, 53703
DRIVERS WANTED North Dakota Trucking company, looking for OTR Drivers. Must be 23 years of age with verifiable experience. We offer new equipment, health and vacation benefits. Drivers are paid by odometer miles. Call Dave 1-800-437-0167 View newspaper ad madison.com 290968...
Class A CDL Drivers For local trailer spotting company in the Memphis/ Olive Branch area. Must have clean MVR. Top pay and benefits. Home everyday/night. Immediate hiring possibility!! Go to our website at www.lazerspot.com and fill out an application or Call 678-771-2624. Posting provided by:...
OTR Driver Recruiter Minimum 2 yrs exp. Proficient in FMCSA + DOT Hiring Regulations! Competitive Pay + Benefits Send resume to: mountjoy@ transcarriers.com Posting provided by:...
Drivers Wanted North Dakota trucking company looking for OTR Drivers. Must be 23 years of age with verifiable exp. We offer new equipment, health & vacation benefits. Paid by odometer miles. Call Dave 1-800-437-0167 Posting provided by:...
Countyrside Auto Transport Inc Menasha, 54952
Countyrside Auto Transport, Inc. of Menasha, WI is looking for drivers for specialty auto transport. We have 25 years of business experience We offer: * Full-time positions * No Docks or Lay Overs * Consistent weekly miles * Paid Vacation * Paid by Hub Miles * 401K * Higher rate of pay for East Miles +.10 * Health and Dental Insurance * Paid Per Vehicle loading * Late Model Equipment * EZ load 7 c...
National pharmaceutical private carrier Madison, 53704
DRIVER TEAMS Full-time Class A CDL team drivers wanted for national pharmaceutical private carrier. Milwaukee, WI domicile. 80K+ per driver, per year. Home weekends. No touch freight. Late model leased equipment. Excellent benefit package. Minimum 2 yrs experience plus good safety record. Call M-F, 8 AM - 2 PM, (888) 848-7557. View newspaper ad madison.com 290966...
Company Confidential Evansville, IN, 47711
CDL CLASS a Licensed Driver Needed for local deliveries. Call 812-589-4598 Posting provided by:...
TRUCK DRIVER 1 Truck Driver 1 for Mason County Public Works Job details and application available at: www.co.mason.wa.us Closes 8/8/14 Posting provided by:...
Brand Energy Solutions LLC Is currently hiring a CDL Driver For the Corpus Christi area and the Port Lavaca area Qualified Persons will be hired for long term Work, work hours vary 40+, TWIC card required Must pass background check & DISA drug screen. EEO employer 401K & Insurance are available once requirements are met. Contact Anna Freitag @ 361-289-8216 / ***** Or apply in perso...
Midwestern State University seeking part time, as needed, bus drivers starting immediately. $15 hourly, no benefits. Requires valid Texas CDL with passenger endorsement, TXDOT physical, criminal background and license check. EEO/ADA Compliance Employer. Apply through Texas Workforce Commission. More information: http://www.mwsu. edu/humanresources/ jobs/...
Bobby Bounds Excavating now hiring for Equipment Operators. Must be able to run a roller, tractor plow and water truck. Call 940-716-9740....
GlenDi Inc. Rochester, 46975
Help wanted GlenDi Inc. in Rochester, is taking applications for DRIVERS with a (CLASS A CDL) and stepdeck experience. Competitive pay along with health insurance, retirement plan, qtr safety bonus, paid holidays. Must have clean MVR. Good Home Time. For more information please call between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F, 574-223-2380 GlenDi Inc. This job listing brought to you by The Pharos-Tribune...
Adecco Lebanon, 46052
Adecco better work, better life ADECCO WILL BE HOLDING A JOB FAIR ON THURSDAY, 8/31, TO RECRUIT FOR IMMEDIATE WAREHOUSE OPENINGS in Lebanon and Whitestown. We have openings for Material Handlers, Packaging Associates, and Forklift Drivers. The job fair will take place on Thursday, 7/31, from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Lebanon Work One Office located at: 125 Lakeshore Dr. Lebanon, IN 46052. For more i...
Farner-Bocken Company Mankato, 56001
Class A CDL Delivery Driver (based out of Mankato, MN) 4-day work week HOME NIGHTLY Excellent benefit package. Apply at www.farner-bocken.com Physical and drug screen required. EOE This job listing brought to you by The Mankato Free Press...
Railcrew Express Enid, 73701
Drivers Wanted! Haul Rail Crews, NO CDL required. Must be 21+, Valid DL, Clean MVR, Drug, and Background, Apply online www.railcrewxpress.com This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
Effingham Equity Effingham, 62401
EFFINGHAM EQUITY We are currently accepting applications/resumes for the following position: FULL TIME BULK FEED DELIVERY 3RD SHIFT at our Effingham location High School diploma or GED CDL required Benefits package includes: Health Insurance, 401K,Paid vacation and sick Holidays,Incentive Program, Uniforms Please send resume to: Effingham Equity Attn: HR Dept PO Box 488 Effingham, IL 62401 This jo...
Grand Gateway EDA / Pelivan Transit Claremore, 74017
GGEDA/Pelivan Transit is accepting applications for Dispatch position in Claremore. Starting salary is $9.00/hour. Applications are available at the Pelivan Dispatch Center, 116 North Missouri, Claremore or email resume to ***** Deadline is 8/31/2014 EOE This job listing brought to you by The Claremore Daily Progress...
Carroll Distributing Ottumwa, 52501
WAREHOUSE HELP Looking for a reliable, hardworking individual to pick orders, load & unload trucks, as well asÂ help with other general warehouse duties.Â Great place to work with good compensation & benefits.Â Valid driverâ.s license and drug screening required.Â Talk to John at: Carroll Const. Supply, 205 S. Iowa Avenue, Ottumwa. This job listing brought to you by The Ottumwa Daily Courier...
Company Confidential Ottumwa, 52501
Drivers: CDL-A. Part-Time Mail RouteÂ out of Ottumwa, IA. $19.24/hr + Fringe Benefits! Must meet DOT req. 1-800-727-7407 This job listing brought to you by The Ottumwa Daily Courier...
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