Careers for People on the Move & Other Road Warriors (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 11, 2008 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Get on the road to a perfect career!

Do you feel most comfortable behind the wheel of a car? Are you always up for a road trip? Will you drive anywhere, at any time of day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your career choice has already been made. Now you need to choose an occupation. Careers for People on the Move & Other Road Warriors provides all the information you need to launch a career driving:

Local delivery trucks * Taxis * Buses * Limousines * Long-haul trucks * Emergency vehicles

Inside you'll find practical advice on deciding which calling is for you, along with firsthand accounts of everyday routines, information on working conditions of selected jobs, and a list of resources to help you get your foot in the door. Let Careers for People on the Move & Other Road Warriors put you on the path to a dynamic and rewarding career.

  

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Contents

Job Opportunities for People on the Move
1
Driving Taxis Vans and Limousines
9
Driving Local Trucks
27
Driving LongHaul Trucks
45
Driving Buses
61
Driving for Delivery Services
83
Driving Emergency and Public Safety Vehicles
101
Teaching Others to Drive
115
More Jobs Behind the Wheel
135
Checklist for Quality Courses in TractorTrailer Driver Training
153
Largest Trucking Companies by Fleet Size
159
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Page 102 - Employment of inspectors and compliance officers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2005...
Page 85 - ... disabled. When a vacancy occurs, the appointing officer chooses one of the top three applicants; the rest of the names remain on the list to be considered for future openings until their eligibility expires, usually 2 years from the examination date.
Page 84 - Mail carriers cover their routes on foot, by vehicle, or a combination of both. On foot, they carry a heavy load of mail in a satchel or push it on a cart.
Page 144 - Employment of real estate agents, brokers, and appraisers is sensitive to swings in the economy. During periods of declining economic activity and tight credit, the volume of sales and the resulting demand for sales workers may decline.
Page 85 - Qualification is based on a written examination that measures speed and accuracy at checking names and numbers and the ability to memorize mail distribution procedures. Applicants must pass a physical examination and drug test...
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Page 86 - ... years or more after passing the examination. It is not surprising, therefore, that most entrants transfer from other occupations. New postal clerks and mail carriers are trained on the job by experienced workers.
Page 34 - You will receive additional training to drive special types of trucks or handle hazardous materials. Some companies give one to two days of classroom instruction covering general duties, the operation and loading of a truck, company policies, and the preparation of delivery forms and company records. Although most new...
Page 105 - Workers may be monitored on a random basis for drug use after accepting employment. Examinations are generally open to persons who are at least 18 years of age and have a high school education or the equivalent.
Page 108 - Employment of PAs is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year...

About the author (2008)

Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler are prolific freelance authors with more than eighty books in print, including career books, language arts books, parental advice books, and children's books.

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