The Transport Industry is a large, lucrative industry which transports people, goods and products all over the world. Companies and suppliers transport raw materials, goods and manufactured products in the quickest, most efficient and cost-effective manner. This can be particularly complex when transporting products to different regions in the world.
In our modern society when products and components for devices are manufactured in separate countries, the transport industry is ever more vital to the economy. Even when resources are produced locally, they still require a delivery truck or train to transport the raw materials to production locations, and then the finished product to retail outlets.
There are many workers employed by the transport industry, both those who are directly involved with transport such as drivers, pilots and captains to those working in supporting roles packing, loading, setting up, dispatching and planning for transport services. Logistics workers and supply/distribution managers handle the logistical aspects of product supply and distribution for companies and organisations, hiring and coordinating the transport process.
In addition to product transportation, the transport industry also includes public and private transportation systems that transport people from one place to another. Careers in this sector include aircraft pilots, bus drivers, chauffers and subway or tram operators. In many areas, especially cities, people rely on public transportation to get to and from work, and they rely on school bus drivers to pick up children for school. Public transportation can also provide benefits to the environment by reducing individual vehicle use. Aircraft and helicopter pilots are also vital to transporting passengers over long distances.
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