Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Point A to point B is often more complex than a straight line.
Take your career on the move.
In a modern, connected world, distances are closing through the increased speed of transportation. Whether it’s moving goods or people, this pathway is not just about putting yourself in the driver’s seat, it’s about organizing paths, problem solving obstacles, operating the equipment, and ensuring communication through an entire supply chain. South Central Kentucky is a burgeoning focal point nestled among several major hubs with growing airport schedules and an epicenter to a 34 state distribution area. Here is where you will find the opportunity to be a part of a bridge to any point imaginable.

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions In Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

( South Central Kentucky )

  • Packers and Packagers (Hand)
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT Average Annual Salary: $23,800
  • Stock Clerk and Order Filler
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $24,300
  • Laborers and Freight/Stock/Material Movers (Hand)
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $25,800
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT* Average Annual Salary: $30,600
  • Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT/PSE Average Annual Salary: $34,400
  • Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist
Minimum Required Education: Associate’s Degree Average Annual Salary: $35,000
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
Minimum Required Education: PSE/Certificate/STT Average Annual Salary: $37,900
  • Service Clerk
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $46,000
  • Postal Service Mail Carrier
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $49,800
  • First-Line Supervisor; Transportation & Material-Moving / Machine and Vehicle Operator
Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT*  Average Annual Salary: $51,500
HSD: High School Diploma OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education STT: Short-Term Training GED: General Educational Development *Higher level of education preferred

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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics in South Central Kentucky

Transportation Career Pathways

Bachelor’s Degree
Airline Pilot
Flight Engineer
Human Resources
Logistics Manager
Information Technology
Supply Chain Manager
Logistics Analyst
Purchasing Agent

$62,000 – $143,300

Associate’s Degree
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer
Truck Driver
First-Line Supervisor
Rail Transportation
Storage & Distribution Manager

$20,000 – $84,500

OTJ Training / Post Education
Office Clerk
Shipping & Receiving Clerk
Light Truck/Delivery Service Driver
Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator

$20,000 – $59,800

High School Diploma / GED
Quality Control
Team Assembler
Production Worker
Laborer/Freight, Stock & Material Handler
Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operator

$20,000 – $45,000

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By the Numbers

Numbers based on 1,277 seniors in the Spring 2019 graduating class.


Graduated with an industry credential


Graduated with a career preparatory or completer program


Graduated with 6 or more post-secondary credits.


Resources to start building your pathway are available throughout the community and through educational certifications. Local schools are just one of many resources, and in the surrounding area these programs and career models are offered. See what’s available in your community.

Career Pathways Offered at Area High Schools:

  • Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (Bowling Green)

Career-Focused Models

  • Advanced Motorsports Academy (Warren County Area Technology Center)

Get In Touch

For more information about how you can get involved with our talent initiatives, please email or call:

Meredith Rozanski, COO
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce