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Small Vehicle: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Small Vehicle: Along side the huge freight and transportation vehicles that serve the country are the smaller operations that provide service in the small. These cabs and delivery trucks are run by transportation workers focused on individual care and performance.

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Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its largest city is Chicago. In 2008, there were a total of 7,657,328 jobs in Illinois. The average annual income was $42,540 in 2008, up from $41,720 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Illinois was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 26.1% of Illinois residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Illinois include construction machinery merchant wholesalers, beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, and nonchocolate confectionery manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Chicago Peregrine Release, the Dusable Museum of African American History, and the Chinatown Museum Foundation.


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Delivery Driver

Delivery Drivers drive a truck or van with a capacity of under 26,000 GVW, primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages within a specified area. Delivery Drivers need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations. They also need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis.
Taxi Driver

Taxi Drivers drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. Taxi Drivers need to manage their own time and the time of others. They also need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis.