Transportation and Logistics


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

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.

Skill requirements


  • verify the terms and conditions of contract related to the employment relationship
  • begin to work
  • work safely in the work environment of the logistics sector and identify the risks related to data security and occupational safety
  • work in the digital operating environments required by the work task
  • follow the principles of sustainable development in their work tasks
  • work energy-efficiently in their work tasks
  • prepare a lorry for a work assignment
  • load a vehicle correctly
  • drive the vehicle in outdoor areas and inside terminals
  • drive the vehicle in traffic
  • work using Finnish, Swedish or Sámi in customer service situations
  • work in the best interests of their profession and workplace
  • take into account the impacts of human factors on occupational and road safety
  • prevent crime in transport through their activities
  • take action in problem situations
  • hand over the vehicle at the end of the work assignment

Skill competition managers

steering group

  • Skill steering group will be nominated during autumn 2024.

Partners of the skill

Main event partners

  • Skills Finland logo
  • Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö logo
  • Finnish National Agency for Education logo
  • City of Turku logo