Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Transportation & LogisticsCareers focused on planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.


  1. Transportation Operations Pathway - People who drive or pilot the vehicles that transport people and freight. Equally important to this pathway are the support people who ensure that any cargo transport is safe, secure, and on time.
  2. Logistics Planning & Management Services Pathway - People who are involved in the planning, management, and control of the physical distribution of materials, products, and people. Often, more than one mode of transportation is used as distribution efforts can be complex, even national or global. These people are responsible for the plans which will ensure that cargo arrives at the right location, on time, and in the safest, most economical manner.
  3. Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations Pathway - People whofocus on the operation of transportation and distribution facilities including ports, terminals, warehouses, and other types of facilities. All cargo needs to be tracked, sorted, labeled, and loaded accurately and safely. Timing is also important since many loads must adhere to a schedule in order to satisfy the needs of the customer.
  4. Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance Pathway - People who focus on the maintenance, repairs, and servicing of vehicles and transportation facilities, as well as the refueling of mobile equipment. All transportation relies on equipment which must function as designed, whenever needed. The people in this pathway keep the equipment and machinery running while looking for more efficient, safe, and cost-effective ways to do so.
  5. Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation Pathway - People who deal with all aspects of the design and operation of our public transportation systems – road, air, sea, and rail. These functions are primarily the responsibility of people who are employed by federal, state, and local transportation agencies. Many businesses work to assist these agencies in their efforts.
  6. Health, Safety & Environmental Management Pathway - People who are involved with assessing and managing the risk associated with safetyand environmental issues. The well-being of people and our environment is more important and challenging today than ever before in history. The people employed in this important pathway research, plan and carry out activities to make our environment safer and cleaner.
  7. Sales & Service Pathway - People who are involved with the marketing and selling of transportation services to new customers as well as the management of existing customer relationships and customer service. Transportation businesses move passengers and freight to meet customer needs and demands. Successful businesses need skilled employees to provide excellent customer service.