Truck Transportation

OJT for Truck Transportation: NAICS 484

The Truck Transportation subsector is part of the Transportation and Warehousing sector.

The Truck Transportation subsector includes the following industries:

  • General Freight Trucking
  • Specialized Freight Trucking

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 900.0 60.2 4.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 116.4 7.8 4.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 53.6 3.6 4.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 45.0 3.0 4.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 38.4 2.6 -5.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 36.7 2.5 -6.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 34.1 2.3 4.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
General and operations managers 22.0 1.5 4.0 Unknown Unknown
Industrial truck and tractor operators 17.3 1.2 4.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 17.2 1.2 -11.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Operations research analysts 0.1 0.0 19.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.1 0.0 17.5 Doctoral or professional degree None
Financial managers 1.6 0.1 14.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.7 0.0 14.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.6 0.0 14.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Logging equipment operators 0.6 0.0 9.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 900.0 60.2 4.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 116.4 7.8 4.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 53.6 3.6 4.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 45.0 3.0 4.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training

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