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Freight: Career and Education Opportunities in Kansas

Freight: The country's industrial infrastructure rests on its ability to move massive amounts of freight around the country and the world. Freight Transportation workers make this happen. From crane and tower operators to cargo inspectors, they provide industry with the transportation service its needs.

Kansas
Kansas photo by Edwin Olson

Kansas has a population of 2,818,747, which has grown by 4.85% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunflower State," its capital is Topeka, though its biggest city is Wichita. In 2008, there were a total of 1,875,134 jobs in Kansas. The average annual income was $38,886 in 2008, up from $37,414 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Approximately 25.8% of Kansas residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Kansas include machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers, mineral wool manufacturing, and medical laboratories. Notable tourist destinations include the Exploration Place, the Indian Center Museum & Gift Shop, and the Great Plains Nature Center.

CITIES WITH Freight OPPORTUNITIES IN Kansas


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CAREERS WITHIN Freight

Route Delivery Driver

Route Delivery Drivers drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up and deliver items, such as laundry. Route Delivery Drivers need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.
Truck Driver

Truck Drivers drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Truck Drivers need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis. They also need to read and understand what has been read.
Truck and Tractor Operator

Truck and Tractor Operators operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, or similar location. Truck and Tractor Operators need to attend to equipment so as to monitor and adjust its activity. They also need to run the operations of equipment, machinery and systems.