Warehouse manager overseeing the preparation of a delivery being loaded onto a truck

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Transportation of passengers and freight, postal services, warehousing and storage

Overview

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry includes businesses engaged in providing transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water or air.

This industry also includes, other transportation activities such as postal services, pipeline transport and scenic and sightseeing transport, warehousing and storage.

Businesses that facilitate the movement of freight, such as import/export agents, freight forwarders, and shipping agents, are also part of this industry.

Most jobs are in air, road and rail transport, scenic and sightseeing transport, pipeline transport, postal and courier pick-up and delivery services, rail transport, road transport, transport support services, warehousing and storage services and water transport.

Considerations

  • Good opportunities for lower skilled workers; almost half of all employees have not completed post-school education.
  • The industry offers apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Many workers are male and are employed full-time.
  • There are opportunities for lower skilled workers.