||Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
- Review schedules, switching orders, way bills, and shipping records to obtain cargo loading and unloading information and to plan work.
- Confirm routes and destination information for freight cars.
||Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
- Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
- Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
||Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
- Communicate with other workers, using signals, radios, or telephones, to start and stop flows of materials or substances.
- Read operating schedules or instructions or receive verbal orders to determine amounts to be pumped.
||Airfield Operations Specialists
- Check military flight plans with civilian agencies.
||Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
- Read switching instructions and daily car schedules to determine work to be performed, or receive orders from yard conductors.
- Obtain and review data such as load weights, fuel supplies, weather conditions, and flight schedules to determine flight plans and identify needed changes.
||Freight and Cargo Inspectors
- Determine cargo transportation capabilities by reading documents that set forth cargo loading and securing procedures, capacities, and stability factors.
||Crane and Tower Operators
- Review daily work or delivery schedules to determine orders, sequences of deliveries, or special loading instructions.
||Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
- Signal workers to discharge, dump, or level materials.
||Hoist and Winch Operators
- Signal and assist other workers loading or unloading materials.
||Mine Shuttle Car Operators
- Read written instructions or confer with supervisors about schedules and materials to be moved.
- Review traffic control or barricade plans to issue permits for parades or other special events or for construction work that affects rights of way, providing assistance with plan preparation or revision, as necessary.
||Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
- Monitor product movement to and from storage tanks, coordinating activities with other workers to ensure constant product flow.
||Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
- Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
||First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
- Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.
||Ship and Boat Captains
- Signal crew members or deckhands to rig tow lines, open or close gates or ramps, or pull guard chains across entries.