Logistics and Transportation

Logistics is the complex process of moving goods from one place to another. It’s considered one of the fastest growing industries as more and more consumers and business demand products from across the globe. That’s why many consider logistics opportunity in motion – and the Dayton region is already considered an ideal location to build optimal distribution networks. According to a study conducted by Wright State University Center for Urban and Public affairs and commissioned by the Dayton Area Logistics Association, the industry accounts for nearly 20,000 jobs, $855 million in labor income and generates an estimate $2.5 billion in sales for the Dayton metropolitan area. From warehouse managers, to forklift operators and packers, the job opportunities are endless. If you’d like more information about logistics and transportation in the Dayton region, please contact us here.

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Occupations Employed by these Industries

Description2017 Jobs2028 Jobs2018 - 2028 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2028 Change
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,1148,3452%$12.471,138154
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5,9685,844(2%)$11.18750(115)
Customer Service Representatives5,5476,0508%$15.37780424
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4,4244,6304%$19.11497164
General and Operations Managers4,3054,4953%$45.26370152
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General3,6583,7933%$18.02371107
Packers and Packagers, Hand2,5942,6080%$9.28394(7)
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2,0892,1372%$13.8422835
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1,8961,831(3%)$14.60187(66)
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators9261,0208%$16.2811773
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators4474602%$28.27479
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand3643762%$19.41397

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Major Employers in Dayton Region

Meijer Distribution1,926
Caterpillar Logistics650
ABF Freight613
Dayton Freight Lines, Inc560
Freshway Foods410
I Supply Co.234

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Caterpillar Logistics
Dayton Freight Lines, Inc
I Supply Company