Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Students pursuing classes in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Cluster will learn about careers and businesses involved in the planning, management and movement of people, materials and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistics, and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:
  • Facility and mobile equipment maintenance
  • Health, safety and environmental management
  • Logistics planning and management services
  • Sales and services
  • Transportation operations
  • Transportation systems and infrastructure
  • Planning, management and regulation
  • Warehousing and distribution center operations


Students in transportation, distribution and logistics learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:
  • Engineer: Aerospace, flight, railway, industrial health and safety, marine
  • Transportation manager
  • Air traffic controller
  • Airline pilot
  • Urban or regional planner
  • Logistician
  • Shipping and receiving supervisor
  • Storage and distribution managers
  • Operations technician
  • Industrial equipment mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Fleet manager
  • Auto or auto body mechanic
  • Vehicle and system inspector
  • Railroad safety inspector
  • Longshore worker
  • Ship, tugboat or ferry pilot
  • Cargo and freight agent
  • Health and safety manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales representative
  • Flight attendant