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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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City: Easton State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18040 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete produ...
City: Hutchinson State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67501 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utilit...
City: St. Augustine State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32092 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquis...
City: Memphis State: Tennessee Postal/Zip Code: 38113 APAC Tennessee, Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Company, is an industry leader in high quality asphalt and concrete pavement construction, materials, and services. Located near downtown Memphis, APAC Tennessee services Eastern Arkansas, West Tennessee, and Northwest Mississippi with mobile concrete operations servicing the Southeastern United S...
City: Sacramento State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95826 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquis...
City: Moses Lake State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98837 Central Washington Concrete, a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of qualit...
City: Greensboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27401 Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, an Oldcastle Materials Company, is a leading provider of high-quality asphalt paving services. In addition to paving services, we provide stone base construction, bridge construction, curb and gutter construction, site utilities, complete site development a...
City: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 19131 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through ac...
City: Littleton State: Colorado Postal/Zip Code: 80125 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete produc...
City: Hazleton State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18202 Meadow Burke, a division of Oldcastle, is a premier manufacturer and distributor for the concrete construction industry. For more than seven decades, we have served architects, engineers and contractors with a superior line of concrete reinforcing products, concrete forming accessories, road and bridge products, and industry leading prod...
City: Hays State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67601 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dir...
City: Eagle State: Idaho Postal/Zip Code: 83616 Idaho Concrete, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction...
***Eligible for $500 retention bonus after 6 months; eligible for $1,000 retention bonus after 12 and 14 months of continuous active employment.*** Join Con-way Freight for the respect you deserve on day one and career opportunities moving forward. At Con-way Freight, our rewarding culture is built on teamwork and respect. Safety is our #1 core value, so we maintain a fleet which includes new Fr...
Jim Palmer Trucking FLEET MANAGER Jim Palmer Trucking has an immediate opening for a full time fleet manager. When you join our team in this position, you’ll familiarize yourself with all software programs used to run a successful fleet, learn all open driver positions including experienced company drivers, and independent contractors wishing to lease a truck as well student drivers. The ideal c...
First Student SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS Higher Pay for CDL Holders with School Bus Driving Experience Now Hiring STEADY PARTY TIME DRIVERS What we offer: Paid training Competitive wages Just work on school days What you need: -Valid NY license -3 years driving experience -Good driving record -Like to work with children -Must be 21yrs or older Equal Opportunity Employer Call 716-685-9864...
PRE-MADE TEAMS $10,000 Sign-On Bonus That You Don’t Have To Wait 3 Years For Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-809-7374 At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your teams needs. What else? Pay for all occasions: Layover. Drop-off, Vacation etc. New Trucks with Late-Model Longest length of haul in the industry Recruiters are standing by. Call 866-809-7374 t...
See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...
PRE-MADE TEAMS $10,000 Sign-On Bonus That You Don’t Have To Wait 3 Years For Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-809-7374 At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your teams needs. What else? Pay for all occasions: Layover. Drop-off, Vacation etc. New Trucks with Late-Model Longest length of haul in the industry Recruiters are standing by. Call 866-809-7374 t...
PRE-MADE TEAMS $10,000 Sign-On Bonus That You Don’t Have To Wait 3 Years For Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-809-7374 At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your teams needs. What else? Pay for all occasions: Layover. Drop-off, Vacation etc. New Trucks with Late-Model Longest length of haul in the industry Recruiters are standing by. Call 866-809-7374 t...
PRE-MADE TEAMS $10,000 Sign-On Bonus That You Don’t Have To Wait 3 Years For Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-809-7374 At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your teams needs. What else? Pay for all occasions: Layover. Drop-off, Vacation etc. New Trucks with Late-Model Longest length of haul in the industry Recruiters are standing by. Call 866-809-7374 t...

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