Careers in Transportation
2020) Taking the vast size of our nation into consideration, it is no surprise
that over 900,000 Canadians are employed in the transportation industry [Stats
Canada 2017]. Our industry is chock-full of opportunities that require many
different types of expertise and skill. This essential industry provides
rewarding careers in driving, skilled trades, administration, and much more.
Careers in driving
offer road warriors the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms of the highway while
earning an income. There is a diverse selection of jobs in this field, whether
you are a long-haul driver exploring new areas of the world or a P&D driver
that enjoys being home at the end of each day. Moving freight is not just
limited to the road either; many find rewarding careers as pilots, ship
personnel, rail conductors/engineers, and more.
industry is always seeking skilled trades professionals to keep us in tip-top
condition. Ensuring facilities, transit lanes, and equipment are up to par is intrinsic
to the national supply chain. The transportation industry also relies on
mechanics, technicians, contractors, construction workers, and other trade
professionals to keep warehouses, roads, and equipment fully operational and
ready to handle the demands of the industry.
The industry also
depends on the services of qualified logistics professionals to plan and
dispatch routes. Planners, dispatchers, and other logistics employees play a
valuable role in our industry by ensuring organizational efficiency by using
innovative technologies. This team works hard to support our professional
drivers, ensuring they have what they need on the road and that freight is
delivered on time.
and Business Services
business services are another important area of transportation that often flies
under the radar. Human resources specialists, accountants, customer service
representatives, sales & marketing staff, and other administrative
professionals all play pivotal roles in ensuring the success of our business. These
professionals work with the drivers and customers to identify needs and provide
solutions to move essential goods across North America.
There are many
alternative positions within transportation that often go overlooked. Engineers,
safety experts, inspectors, security/law enforcement officers, IT specialists, and
professionals from almost any industry can find rewarding careers within our sector.
transportation industry is full of rewarding and exciting careers! Whether you
are a Class 1 Driver, Sales Professional, or anything in-between, the
transportation industry has opportunities for you!
Opportunities in the Transportation Industry by the APTA
View our current opening at Midland https://careers.jdirving.com/jd-irving-careers-current-openings-midland/jobs/search/15578910.