Cargo & Freight Agents

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Air Export Specialist, Drop Shipment Clerk, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Service Representative

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Air Transportation; Air Transportation Superintendent; Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-17; Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130H; Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130J; Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, HC-130J; Aircraft Loadmaster Helper; Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-5; Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130J; Traffic Management Operations Apprentice
Airdrop Systems Technician; Cargo Specialist; Mobility Officer; Motor Transport Operator; Transportation Management Coordinator; Transportation, General; Unit Supply Specialist
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist; Aviation Operations Specialist; Aviation Supply Specialist; Basic Logistics Marine; Distribution Management Officer; Expeditionary Logistics Instructor; Inventory Management Specialist; Landing Support Specialist; Logistics/Embarkation Specialist; Logistics/Mobility Chief
Air Traffic Officer; Air Transportation Specialist; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling; C-130 Second Loadmaster; Cargo Handling Officer; Drydocking Officer (Floating Drydocks); Drydocking Officer (General); Household Goods Officer; Operations Officer, Ashore; RL - Special Duty Officer - Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO)
Air Transportation; Air Transportation Apprentice; Air Transportation Helper; Air Transportation Journeyman; Traffic Management Operations; Traffic Management Operations Journeyman
What they do:
Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.
On the job, you would:
  • Negotiate and arrange transport of goods with shipping or freight companies.
  • Determine method of shipment and prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Track delivery progress of shipments.



  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Math and Science

  • geography

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand

Word processing software

  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Mobile location based services software

  • Transportation management system TMS software
  • Web-based dispatch software


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