Nationwide Best Practices to implement Freight Transportation Careers

Quarterly Reports Other Documents Final Report

Primary Investigators

Sampson Gholston
Associate Professor
The University of Alabama in Huntsville


The project will review practices conducted at various level of education, K through professional, to determine best practices to getting students interested in pursuing freight transportation careers.  The conclusion of the project will be a guidebook to assist in directing students into these careers.


The objective of this project is to examine freight transportation careers and examine the educational paths that lead to specific careers.  The goal is to develop a guidebook for educators, K-professional, that will assist in identifying activities and guidance to lead more individuals into freight transportation careers.


  1. Refine the project and identify sources for study
  2. Review literature and existing programs
  3. Focus on best practices
  4. Develop guidebook

Project Information

  • Duration: 15 months
  • Dates: 9/1/2014 – 12/31/2015
  • Budget:  $128,904 (UTC funds) and $130,375 (match funds)
  • Student Involvement: Three graduate students
  • Modal Orientation: Highway/Rail/Air/Maritime
  • Project ID: CFIRE 09-17
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