Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

Typical High School Classes

  • Energy, power and Transportation Systems
  • Power and Technology
  • Technologies, Transportation and Logistics
  • Automotive and Mobile Equipment Service and Repair
  • Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing
  • Transportation Technology Services and Maintenance
  • Digital Electronics
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Business Logistics

Career & Technical Student Organizations

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H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers – $32,006
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists – $30,645
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics – $23,512
Automotive Body and Related Repairs – $30,889
Rail Car Repairers – $26,219
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines – $35,172
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians – $34,890
Avionics Technicians – NA
Logisticians – $48,722

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
AVIATION MAINTENANCE
CDL – COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE
AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION
DIESEL TECHNOLOGY
ENGINEERING / ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
FORD AUTOMOTIVE STUDENT SERVICE
GENERAL MOTORS AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
LOGISTICS AND MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
MOPAR – CHRYSLER/DODGE /RAM/JEEP AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM
MOTORCYCLE, ATV PERSONAL WATERCRAFT TECHNOLOGY
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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