Transportation and Logistics

The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the Vocational qualification in logistics.

The qualification titles of the basic qualification are lorry driver, bus driver, articulated vechile driver, service logistics operative, maintenance operative and ground services operative.

The professional who have completed the qualification may work according to the competence area for example in transporting people or goods in a transport company, industry, at airport, in warehouses of different companies or in the public sector.

Description of the skill category

A driver and an articulated vehicle driver transport different goods in traffic with van, lorry and vehicle combination. They use different loading equipment in their work, such as a forklift, crane and wheel loader. The work tasks include load handling, customer service and terminal tasks. Moreover, the tasks include management of telematics for logistics (GPS tracking devices, different navigation systems, smart cards, devices for wireless communication).

A bus driver transports passengers in local traffic, express coaches, liner and charter traffic. The bus driver’s job is a service profession.

The competition is individual.

Skill requirements

Competitors verify the terms and conditions of contract related to the employment relationship

Competitors begin to work

Competitors work safely in the work environment of the logistics sector and identify the risks related to data security and occupational safety

Competitors work in the digital operating environments required by the work task

Competitors follow the principles of sustainable development in their work tasks

Competitors work energy-efficiently in their work tasks

Competitors prepare a lorry for a work assignment

Competitors load a vehicle correctly

Competitors drive the vehicle in outdoor areas and inside terminals

Competitors drive the vehicle in traffic

Competitors work using Finnish, Swedish or Sámi in customer service situations

Competitors work in the best interests of their profession and workplace

Competitors take into account the impacts of human factors on occupational and road safety

Competitors prevent crime in transport through their activities

Competitors take action in problem situations

Competitors hand over the vehicle at the end of the work assignment

Skill category managers

steering group

  • Mika Korhonen, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Jussi-Pekka Räsänen, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Johanna Plyhm, Stadin ammattiopisto
  • Veijo Reimi, Stadin ammattiopisto
  • Akseli Väisänen, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Jani Tontti, Salon seudun ammattiopisto
  • Jarmo Iivari, Koulutuskuntayhtymä OSAO
  • Mari Vasarainen, Autoliikenteen työnantajaliitto ry
  • Antti Sainola, Auto- ja Kuljetusalan Työntekijäliitto
  • Mikael Elo, Toyota 
  • Timo Repo, Opetushallitus
  • Tuomas Syvänen, Jyväskylän koulutuskuntayhtymä Gradia
  • Marko Hallisto, Turun ammatti-instituutti

Partners of the skill

Main event partners