Transportation Inspector

Compile information concerning activities and conduct of employees.
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Salary Range
$31,000 – $108,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Transportation Inspectors do?

Compiles information concerning activities and conduct of employees on railroads, streetcars, and buses and submits written reports of findings: Observes employees performing assigned duties, assuming role of passenger to note their deportment, treatment of passengers, and adherence to company regulations and schedules. Observes and records time required to load and unload passengers or freight, volume of traffic at different stops or stations, and on streetcars and buses, at different times of day. Inspects company vehicles and other property for damage and evidence of abuse. Submits written reports to management with recommendations for improving service.


Should I be a Transportation Inspector?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Aircraft Quality Control Inspector, Airworthiness Safety Inspector, Classification Inspector See More

    How to become a Transportation Inspector

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