ERIC Number: ED162164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Career Opportunities in the Trucking Industry. Occupational and Career Information Series, No. 2.
Smith, Roderick; Raleigh, Susan
This United States Employment Service's Occupational and Career Information Series publication on the trucking industry is designed to provide an occupationally oriented overview of the field for employment and career counselors, as well as students and other interested readers. The following information is included: a brief history of the trucking industry; descriptions of types of carriers; general discussions of educational and training requirements and career development opportunities within the trucking industry; a list of addresses of state trucking associations which are affiliated with the American Trucking Association, Inc.; a photographic tour of activities in a typical common carrier terminal; glossaries of "trucking jargon" and standard trucking terminology; and a bibliography of materials on recent employment developments and outlook for the occupations in this industry. A major portion of this document contains detailed job descriptions of eighteen different occupations within the trucking industry. Each job description includes a brief definition of the occupation; a discussion of education, training, and experience requirements; and a summary of worker traits characteristic of that occupation. (BM)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Career Development, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Glossaries, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, Job Training, Motor Vehicles, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Resource Materials, Transportation, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Environment, Work Experience
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 029-000-00306-8)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Trucking Association; Trucking Industry
Note: The numerous photographs throughout this document will not reproduce well