Every day the trucking industry keeps modern society moving forward. Trucking industry jobs touch all aspects of the economy, every business, and every home. These critical roles are filled by the silent, but essential, heroes of the supply chain. As the classic saying goes, "If you bought it, a trucker brought it."
Believe it or not, truck driver jobs are only one of many types of jobs in the trucking industry. Truck drivers and other trucking industry workers manage and execute the delivery of raw materials, manufactured goods, and equipment across the world from mines to manufacturing factories to retail stores to your house.
All of us survive and thrive using a fraction of the time and energy needed by our ancestors as a direct result of these hard working people. There are a wide variety of essential workers across different work environments that help make all this happen.
The four main trucking industry work environments are The Road, The Shop, The Warehouse, and The Office.
The most popular types of jobs in the trucking industry are jobs on the road. These are also in highest demand by trucking companies. These road-based jobs require long hours in a truck, a high level of alertness, and a commercial drivers license (CDL). There is a constant high demand for truck drivers all over the world.
There are many different types of truck driving jobs. You may think that all truck drivers are doing the same job. But that's not true. Yes, all truckers drive trucks, but their actual jobs and skills required can be very different depending on what they are hauling, the equipment they are using to haul their loads, and where they are hauling it.
CDL Instructor Jobs
Delivery Driver Jobs
Keeping all those millions of trucks moving everyday takes a lot of repair and maintenance shops filled with skilled mechanics and technicians. Similar to truck driving jobs, these shop jobs are in high demand.
Diesel Mechanic Jobs / Diesel Technician Jobs
Entry-level technician Jobs
Assistant Mechanic Jobs
Oil and Fluid Change Technician Jobs
Air Conditioning and Heating Mechanic Jobs
Electrical System Specialist Jobs
Battery Mechanic Jobs
Tire Repair Technician Jobs
Service Manager Jobs
Sales Associate Jobs
Vehicle Inspector Jobs
At some point in the life of a manufactured good or material, it probably spent time in a warehouse before being shipped off to its next destination. Warehouse jobs involve a lot of physical labor including lifting heavy things and driving a forklift. The warehouse management jobs require less physical work and involved making sure the warehouse is running efficiently. Warehouse jobs of all kinds are also in very high demand.
Entry-Level Labor Jobs
Forklift Driver Jobs / Lift Truck Jobs / Industrial Truck Operator Jobs / Powered Industrial Truck Jobs
Truck Loader Jobs
Shipping and Receiving Clerk Jobs / Material Recording Clerk Jobs
Inspector / Packer Jobs
Production Worker Jobs
Warehouse Stocker Jobs
Shift Manager Jobs
Material Handler / Material Mover Jobs
Material Moving Machine Operator Jobs
Assembly Technician Jobs
Receiving Manager Jobs
Shipping Supervisor Jobs
Production Manager Jobs
Warehouse Process Engineer Jobs
Facilities Manager Jobs
Distribution Center Manager
Trucking companies with several trucks, and other companies that use trucks as part of their daily business, all share one thing in common: they're being run from an office headquarters somewhere. The office workers in the trucking industry are the dispatchers, sales reps, and business admins work. Depending on the company there could be many more roles involved in making sure the trucks have something to pick up, and somewhere to drop it off.
Trucking Dispatcher Jobs
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager Jobs
Logistician Jobs / Logistics Coordinator Jobs
Logistics Manager Jobs
Logistics Analyst Jobs
Fleet Manager Jobs
Freight Broker Jobs
Traffic Admin Jobs / Scheduling Coordinator Jobs
Supply Manager Jobs
Buyer Jobs / Purchasing Agent Jobs
Purchasing Manager Jobs
Safety Admin Jobs
Contract Manager Jobs
Operations Analyst Jobs
Procurement Manager Jobs
Commodity Manager Jobs
Manager Analyst Jobs
Configuration Manager Jobs
Supply Chain Manager Jobs
Director Of Operations Jobs
Sourcing Manager Jobs
Chief Operating Officer Jobs
Vice President of Supply Chain Jobs
Office Manager Jobs / Office Administrator Jobs
Data Entry Jobs
Human Resources Jobs
Executive Assistant Jobs
Customer Service Jobs
Sales Representative Jobs
Sales Manager Jobs
The past few years have shown the world how critical our supply chain is to modern society. Our global economy depends heavily on efficient shipping and receiving operations at a massive scale. If you're interested in being a part of the largest network of human cooperation that's ever existed, you may enjoy a career in the trucking industry.