KB tagged me, because I work for a company that does some stuff like that. Because I don't want to out my hubski profile and actual name publicly, this is one of our competitors: https://www.telogis.com/
So logistics is a REALLY interesting field to get in to, and it has a lot of different aspects to keep anyone interested:
1. Technology. GPS. GSM. Remote sensors. Cloud data systems. Cellular data transmission and networks. IoT.
2. Software. Especially analytics. Big data analysis. Feeding enormous amounts of sensor data into a smart algorithm, and getting insights into all sorts of operational and actionable data. And again, IoT.
3. Probability, Statistics, and Other Big Math. Selecting the optimum route for a truck, taking into account many variables, including low bridge heights, hazardous materials transport, load size, multiple customer loads in a single truck (optimal load/unload order), meeting complex government regulatory requirements (Hours of Service, ELD, etc.), and then adding fuel cost, drive time, wear and tear on the vehicle, all together to determine optimal route/load efficiency.
4. Customer Service. The most responsive and reliable carrier gets the work. How do you consistently amaze your customers, so you can continue to get their work?
5. Safety. Trucking and shipping can be incredibly dangerous, and ensuring that the equipment is safe and reliable, and the drivers are operating them responsibly, is all a part of making our roads safer. Two 747's worth of people die on American roads every month. Freight logistics/planning, and safety systems are an important part of lowering that number.
So yeah. Go work for them. Find out what they do. Dig in to it. Talk to the people who are passionate about the job/work/company, and why they are motivated to come into the office every day.
I never thought of a job like this for myself. And I am very happy.