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4 Reasons to Consider a Career in the Transportation Industry

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If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference, be a part of something that matters, continue your education, and receive ongoing training, the transportation industry might be perfect for you. We’ve broken down four main reasons to work for the backbone of America’s economy! 

#1: Make an Impact

Transportation and logistics are both vital parts of our economy—the saying goes, “if you bought it, a truck brought it.” Online shopping is growing by the minute, which means that transportation and logistics have never been more important. About 13.3 million people work in the transportation industry, fulfilling a wide variety of roles like customer service, operations, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, strategy, planning, and more. 

#2: Opportunities for Advancement

The transportation industry is one that always fosters growth and development. You’ll encounter new challenges all the time, and you’ll have the opportunity to come up with innovative, creative solutions to problems. You’ll be constantly seeking other perspectives and asking questions, all the while learning more and getting better at your job. 

#3: Push Yourself

Without being challenged, there’s no way to adequately grow—but the transportation industry is full of hard-driving and competitive thought leaders and customers. You’ll constantly be pushed to do more and to hold yourself to a higher standard. In turn, you’ll start to expect more of yourself. You’ll discover a sense of pride and accomplishment, as well as overall job satisfaction and life satisfaction. 

#4: Community

Logistics is made up of shippers and providers, carriers and brokers, and so much more. Society changes, and modern science and technology are always advancing, but there will always be a need to deliver goods in every part of the world. Most logistics companies maintain relationships with both domestic and international companies alike, giving you an opportunity to travel and meet interesting people. You’ll belong to an elite group of people who speak the same language (the language of logistics!) and share the same passions for transportation and everything it does for our society. 

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