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Small Vehicle: Career and Education Opportunities in Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.


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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.