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4.1 Industry Fundamentals

Knowledge of the fundamentals of the transportation, distribution, and logistics industry, including transportation modes and the industry’s key components.

Critical Work Functions

  • 4.1.1 Understands the nature and scope of transportation, distribution, and logistics
    • 4.1.2 Describes the various modes of transportation and their inter-connectivity
      • 4.1.3 Explains the role and impact of the transportation of passengers and freight on the economy
        • 4.1.4 Understands the public and private organizations, systems, and infrastructure supporting the transportation, distribution, and logistics industry
          Technical Content Areas

          • 4.1.5 Modes of Transportation
            • Air
            • Rail
            • Maritime
            • Highway
            • Pipeline
            • Public Transit and Ground Transportation Systems
            • Intermodal and Multimodal
            • Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation (NAICS 487), the Postal Service (NAICS 491), and Couriers and Messengers (NAICS 492)
          • 4.1.6 Support Providers
            • Logistics
            • Supply Chain Management
            • Transportation Management
            • Warehousing Management
            • Infrastructure Management
            • Non-Asset Based Third Party Suppliers for activities such as:
              • Auditing
              • Customer Service Issue Resolution
              • Freight Quoting
              • Financial Settlement and Invoicing
              • Packaging and Transportation
              • Tracking