MOS 88M Motor Transport Operator

MOS Description

The Motor Transport Operator supervises or operates wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo. For more information on MOS 88M, see this Army website.

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Mandatory

This credential is mandatory for some Soldiers, see the Mandated Certifications tab for more information.

Proponent Funded

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CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Promo Points

This credential has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.   Click to go to related promotion points site.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC), Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) is for professionals with the experience and knowledge to direct and administer a private fleet, traffic, or transportation operation. CPTs understand complex operational and regulatory issues, can identify and evaluate potential costs and savings, and develop systems and practices that best meet transportation objectives and needs. CTPs demonstrate knowledge in the areas of finance, operations, safety, human resources, and vehicle and equipment maintenance. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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United States Department of Transportation (FMCSA), Passenger Endorsement (P), is prohibited from operating a CMV carrying passengers, other than Federal/state auditors and inspectors, test examiners, other trainees, and the CDL holder accompanying the CLP holder as prescribed by 49CFR383.25(a)(1).
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Tank Endorsement, A CLP holder with an "N" endorsement may only operate an empty tank vehicle, and is prohibited from operating any tank vehicle that previously contained hazardous materials that have not been purged of any residue.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile Service Consultant (C1) is designed to improve the quality of vehicle service through the voluntary testing and certification of Service Consultant professionals. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in the domains of communications, product knowledge and shop operations.  Candidates must meet experience requirement and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Transit Bus - Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) (H8) certification is for Transit Bus Technicians who demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair various systems on transit buses. To earn the Transit Bus - Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) (H8) certification, candidates must have at least two years of  hands-on work experience in transit bus repair and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment, and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities, and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must take a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), The Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE)recognizes individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CLTAE is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs. The CLTAE consists of two parts: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level technical CLT certification. Before taking the CLTAE assessment, candidates must have a CLA certificate. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level.
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Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) is a foundational-level certificate and is a prerequisite for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification. MSSC training and assessment addresses the need for employability and academic skills as well as technical skills. There are no experiential or hands-on requirements for MSSC certification as it is expected that individual employers will determine those requirements based upon their own specific needs. MSSC evaluates basic computer, analytical and problem-solving skills. Critical work functions and their related key activities for the CLA include: global supply chain logistics life cycle, logistics environment, material handling equipment, safety principles, safe material handling and equipment operation, quality control principles, workplace communications, teamwork and workplace behavior to solve problems, and using computers. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) is an advanced certification that recognizes expertise in dealing with the safe, secure, and compliant transportation of dangerous goods internationally under the model regulations published by the United Nations, International Maritime Organization, International Civil Aviation Organization, and International Air Transport Association. The CDGP is an unbiased verification that a company employs a global expert that can help the employer demonstrate to suppliers, customers, and enforcement agencies that they excel at regulatory compliance and safety. Applicants must have five years of relevant experience and pass a written exam.


Click here to go to Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) is an intermediate certification.  The SCTPP offers candidates the opportunity to demonstrate competency in identifying common hazards found on transportation project sites and correction to prevent safety incidents that could result in deaths or injuries. Individuals who wish to obtain this certification must have knowledge of safety awareness and risk management on transportation projects. To obtain the SCTPP certification, candidates must meet eligibility requirements and pass an exam.

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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