A Young Person’s Guide to Transportation Jobs Part 8

A Young Person’s Guide to Transportation Jobs Part 8

9/30/2014 Umut Türker 2858 Times Read

However, if you are drawn to the massive nature of large trucks, enjoy the travel and independence, and are a good driver at all times then this could be an excellent profession for you.




The principles and practice of education for those entering the trucking profession (and described above) apply to those entering the shipping, air and railway professions. Thus, I shall not repeat that section, other than to say that you will need education for any or all professions. I do feel the need to say, though, that I had difficulty in finding a school for shipping using the Local tab at Google+ (and you may find it impossible if you live far inland). Here, I shall mention that the major shipping lines usually have their own schools, so that may be the first and best option if you are looking for a career in shipping.


The principles and practice of life for those entering the truck driving profession (especially in regards to life on the road) apply to those aboard cargo ships--perhaps even more so. Truck drivers usually drive alone, although at the beginning and at the end of their journeys or assignments, they do interact with people (their bosses or colleagues, and then the customers, or purchasers of the freight). Moreover, whenever they eat at a restaurant then they interact with the employees and perhaps even fellow patrons. People on cargo ships do have the luxury of being with others, although because it can be for weeks on end, it can be tiring and even stressful if you cannot get along with another employee. Also, whereas truck drivers do have the luxury of seeing a varied landscape, for cargo ship employees, it is the same view of the same sea.