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Exploring a Career in the Transportation Sector

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: October 6, 2020 Category: Blog

What does a career in the transportation sector mean? The transportation sector refers to a wide range of jobs which can cover any part of the world. Work in the sector can also revolve around travel planning, moving materials, transporting goods or people, and the logistics behind these forms of transportation. Continue reading to learn more about the various career opportunities available in the transportation sector. Furthermore, read to the end and learn about how Career Loans can help you get your transportation career started in Canada.

Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers play an essential role in any economy. They operate heavy trucks in order to transport goods and products; usually from a manufacturing plant to a distribution or retail location. Truck Drivers are experts with their large vehicles and are often responsible for delivering important packages on time. They will often spend a lot of time away from home as they make many trips throughout the month. In addition, Truck Drivers can work through a trucking employment service agency or be self-employed. Regardless, they must possess a specialized license to drive large vehicles. Some common job titles may include: Delivery Driver, CDL Driver, Truck Driver, and Truck Driver Supervisor.

Public Passenger Transit Driver

Public Transit Drivers help transport people from one place to another. These drivers specialize in one of the many types of vehicles including buses, streetcars, or subway trains. Public transit drivers often follow a given route and schedule. These drivers also need to pick up and drop off passengers. Due to regular interactions with their passengers, these drivers also need strong communication abilities. Many people depend on public transit operators for their daily lives. Common job titles may include: Bus Driver, Subway or Streetcar Operator, and Route Supervisor.

Supply Chain

Supply Chain generally refers to the network between company and suppliers used so that specific products can be produced and sold. This is an important element for almost every industry. Many people work together to make a Supply Chain successful. A Supply Chain Manager overlooks the network by planning, controlling, and executing a product’s flow. For example, this can mean managing the entire process from acquiring raw materials through to distribution of the finished product to customers. Some common job titles may include: Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Procurement Director, Material Manager.

Distribution / Warehouse

Having well-operated distribution centres and warehouses are essential for the transportation sector. A warehouse requires both hands-on and hands-off work to operate smoothly. Distribution Centre Managers overlook the warehouse and ensures that transportation schedules are kept on track. Material Movers such as Package Handlers or Fork Lift Operators are the ones who move materials in and out of warehouses.

Non-Road Transportation

Besides driving on the open road, there are many different forms of transportation-related jobs. Most notable are forms of transportation used for air, water, and rail. Just like drivers on the road, planes, boats, and trains are often used for transporting goods and people over long distances. These forms of transportation could lead to careers as pilots, crew members, or control staff for various modes of transportation.

Seeking a Career in Transportation?

The transportation sector has plenty of opportunities for skilled newcomers in Canada. Pursuing a career in transportation may often require additional training or licensing depending on your career choice. The expert counsellors at Career Loans are here to help internationally trained individuals jumpstart their career in Canada. Career Loans provides free and personalized virtual counselling for newcomers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Eligible clients can also apply for a micro loan of up to $15,000.

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