SALES & SERVICE

Sales and service includes workers involved in the marketing and selling of transportation services to new customers as well as the management of existing customer relationships and customer service.

CAREER DETAILS

Description:
Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

Tasks:

  • Post stop-payment notices to prevent payment of protested checks.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Verify signatures and required information on checks.
  • Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$26,390 – $51,970

Description:
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.

Tasks:

  • Advise clients on transportation and payment methods.
  • Track delivery progress of shipments.
  • Notify consignees, passengers, or customers of freight or baggage arrival and arrange for delivery.
  • Determine method of shipment and prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Estimate freight or postal rates and record shipment costs and weights.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$22,590 – $74,350

Description:
Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

Tasks:

  • Calculate weight, volume, or cost of goods to be moved.
  • Inform clients of factors such as shipping options, timelines, transfers, or regulations affecting shipments.
  • Prepare shipping documentation, such as bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts, or certificates of origin.
  • Provide shipment status notification to exporters, consignees, or insurers.
  • Verify proper packaging and labeling of exported goods.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$22,590 – $74,350

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