Sep 21, 2017

Transport and Logistics

With increasing globalization, the transport and logistics sector has continued to grow in terms of its importance, accounting for 6 percent of US economic activity today. Much of the world’s trade is underpinned by highly complex supply chains that rely on efficient logistics and transportation systems. Coordinating this system requires highly trained specialists. These include drivers, pilots, logistics managers, automotive engineers, vehicle mechanics, freight forwarding specialists, and distribution managers, among others.

Learn about potential careers in transport and logistics, and the skills and training that you need to succeed in this area.


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How to Become a Transportation Officer

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How to Become a Truck Driver

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How to Become a Terminal Controller

Air traffic control is an essential part of the aviation industry that provides direction to aircraft in the air and on the ground to ensure safety and efficiency of all flights. Terminal controllers ...[read more...]

How to Become an Aircraft Mechanic

  Aircraft mechanics and Aviation Maintenance Technicians perform routine maintenance and required repairs on airplanes. They work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields for airline compani...[read more...]

How to Become an Air Traffic Controller

Every day tens of thousands of airplanes take off and land in the United States. The pilots flying these airplanes need assistance with taking off, in flight directions, and landing. Highly trained pr...[read more...]

How to Become an Ambulance Driver

Emergencies occur on a daily basis and medical personnel need to be transported to and from the scene and patients need to be transported to medical facilities. Ambulance drivers are trained workers t...[read more...]

How to Become a Crane Operator

Cranes are essential tools in the construction, manufacturing, and transportation fields that lift, lower, and move horizontally a variety of materials. Crane operators are trained workers that use an...[read more...]

How to Become a Courier

Many individuals and organizations need prompt and accurate delivery of information and items. Couriers are trained professionals who transport and deliver a variety of objects for many different reas...[read more...]

How to Become a Dispatcher

Excellent communication is a vital function of a variety of public safety and transportation fields. Trained professionals are required to maintain contact and receive calls for provide assistance, an...[read more...]

How to Become a Deckhand

Ships and other large water vessels require a variety of workers for effective operation. Deckhands are trained workers that perform a variety of operations to make sure vessels are running properly. ...[read more...]