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Small Vehicle: Career and Education Opportunities in Rhode Island

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.

Rhode Island
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Rhode Island has a population of 1,053,209, which has grown by 0.47% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Ocean State," Rhode Island's capital and biggest city is Providence. In 2008, there were a total of 612,258 jobs in Rhode Island. The average annual income was $41,261 in 2008, up from $40,147 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 11.2% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Roughly 25.6% of Rhode Island residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Rhode Island include miscellaneous manufacturing, other miscellaneous manufacturing, and electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Rhode Island Historical Society, the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation Inc, and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.


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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.