The field of transportation has three main jobs positions. A transportation manager is the one who oversees the entire company and helps to ensure that all parts of the business are running effectively. The scheduler is the one who will set up different routes and assign those routes to transporters. Transporters are the ones who will actually be delivering or “transporting” the goods to the selected destinations.
A transportation manager requires at least a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Schedulers need to have at least an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Transporters do not necessarily need any educational requirements, but need a special license, depending on the truck that is to be driven. Since this business deals with set schedules and sporadic times, skills in organizing, time management, stamina, having an open schedule, and being able to follow a schedule thoroughly are important.