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

Description2019 Jobs2030 Jobs2019 - 2030 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2019 - 2030 Change
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,9317,839(1%)$12.691,116(92)
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5,3145,085(4%)$11.68699(229)
Customer Service Representatives5,1575,4306%$20.35733273
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4,6564,9426%$20.25580286
General and Operations Managers4,1344,4518%$44.29405317
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General3,8263,9353%$18.52390109
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2,8002,8542%$13.8033354
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2,0371,966(3%)$15.20202(71)
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1,4671,456(1%)$16.47169(11)
Packers and Packagers, Hand1,3701,268(7%)$9.72192(102)
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors8168494%$26.189433

Employment Growth by Occupation

Major Employers in Dayton Region

Meijer Distribution1,954
Caterpillar Logistics650
ABF Freight613
Dayton Freight Lines, Inc570
Rush Transportation & Logistics200
Miami Industrial Trucks90

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Caterpillar Logistics
Dayton Freight Lines, Inc
I Supply Company