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Why the transportation pathway?

The transportation pathway will be a great fit for you if you’re detail-oriented and have a safety mindset, are good with people, have a CDL (Class A Commercial Driver License), and have a high school diploma or GED.

Our employer connections are committed to investing in your future and fully support your career growth as you gain experience.

Where you start

Your general interests suggest a career in the Transportation pathway. After connecting with a career coach, together you’ll narrow down to a few specific job paths.

These salaries are average estimates from the Texas Workforce Commission (2019) and may vary depending on your on the job experience and/or level of education completed. Notice, entry level positions may start with lower salaries.

A career coach can provide you with more info on salary ranges for your specific education and experience.

LICENSE

$46,000

Heavy Truck Driver

HIGH SCHOOL

$50,000

Supervisor Material Mover

$52,000

Postal Service Mail Carrier

SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE

$57,000

Supervisor Transport & Material Moving

$75,000

Sales Rep (MFG & wholesale)

$88,000

Transportation Inspector

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

$103,000

Transportation Manager

$137,000

Purchasing Manager

$146,000

Sales Manager

Transportation Path

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Heavy Truck Driver

Responsibilities:

Safely drive a tractor-trailer combination or a heavy truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck.

4,000 OPENINGS
4,000 OPENINGS

in the houston transportation path

candidate skills / qualifications

High school diploma/GED
Commercial Driver License (CDL)*
Through Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, or Lone Star College

HAZMAT endorsement*
Through Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, or Texas School of Continuing Education & Recruitment

Knowledge of DOT regulations and familiarity with DOT log book
0.5-1 years of commercial driving or material moving experience

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Hard Skills

  • HAZMAT
  • Truck driving
  • Commercial driving
  • Materials transport
  • Scheduling
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Soft Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Research
  • Physical abilities
  • Teamwork / Collaboration
  • Detail-oriented

How it works

Our circumstances may vary, but the Houston community is resilient. Here's how we can get Back on Track, together.

Connect with a Career Coach

Take a skills assessment to see where you might fit best.

Select a Career Path
& Build Your Resume

Build the necessary skills through our education partnerships to help you feel prepared for the interview process and job-ready.

Make Career Changing Connections

Use your new skills and our network to apply to jobs best suited for you.

Learn about our partners

Our employer, community, and education partners are committed to laying the necessary groundwork to continue to cultivate a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all Houstonians.

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