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Cargo and Freight Agents

Job Information

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.


  • Cargo and freight agents need no more than a high school diploma and learn their duties informally on the job.
  • Much faster than average employment growth is expected.
  • Job prospects are expected to be good.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $38,210/yr ($19.11/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma