Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors, rail inspectors, and other inspectors of transportation vehicles not elsewhere classified.
Other Job Titles Transportation Inspectors May Have
Prepare and submit reports after completion of freight shipments.
Inspect shipments to ensure that freight is securely braced and blocked.
Record details about freight conditions, handling of freight, and any problems encountered.
Advise crews in techniques of stowing dangerous and heavy cargo.
Observe loading of freight to ensure that crews comply with procedures.
Level of Education Attained by Transportation Inspectors
Most common level of education among people in this career: Some college, no degree (30%)
High school diploma or equivalent
Some college, no degree
*All other responses combined for clarity.
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