CAREER

Transportation Inspectors

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$78,400

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.4% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Transportation Inspectors Do

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

Cargo Surveyor, Inspector, Marine Cargo Surveyor, Marine Surveyor, Petroleum Inspector, Surveyor

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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