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 )

  • Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Minimum Required Education: OJT Average Annual Salary: $24,400

  • Packers and Packagers (Hand)

Minimum Required Education: OJT Average Annual Salary: $25,500

  • Driver/Sales Workers

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $27,600

  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers (Hand)

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OTJ Average Annual Salary: $28,300

  • Bus Driver, School or Special Client

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $31,400

  • Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Minimum Required Education: OTJ Average Annual Salary: $31,700

  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Minimum Required Education: OTJ Average Annual Salary: $33,300

  • Light Truck or Delivery Service Driver

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $33,600

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/PSC/OJT Average Annual Salary: $40,000

  • First-Line Supervisor of Helpers, Laborers and Material Movers (Hand)

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT*  Average Annual Salary: $51,700

HSD: High School Diploma OJT: On-the-Job Training PSE: Post-Secondary Education PSC: Post-Secondary Certificate 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
Co-pilot
Flight Engineer
Human Resources
Logistics Manager
Information Technology
Supply Chain Manager
Logistics Analyst
Purchasing Agent

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$62,000 – $143,300

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

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000 – $84,500

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

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000 – $59,800

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

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000 – $45,000

Data Source Chumra JobsEQ®

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

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
meredith@bgchamber.com
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
270-781-3200