Transportation Managers
SOC: 11-3071.01

Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Aerial Planting and Cultivation Manager
  • Airline Dispatcher
  • Airline Manager
  • Airline Managerial Supervisor
  • Airport Manager
  • Auto Fleet Manager
  • Automotive Services Manager
  • Aviation Manager
  • Boat Dispatcher
  • Bridges Supervisor
  • Bus System Operator
  • Bus Transportation Manager
  • Canal Superintendent
  • Car Inspection and Repair Manager
  • Cargo and Ramp Services Manager
  • Chief Pilot
  • Chief Wharfinger
  • Communications and Signals Supervisor
  • Director of Operations
  • Dispatch Manager
  • Division Road Supervisor
  • Division Roadmaster
  • Dock Superintendent
  • Dockmaster
  • Electric Shipyard Operator
  • Fleet Manager
  • Flight Control Manager
  • Flight Operations Manager
  • Flight Reservations Manager
  • Flight Superintendent
  • Freight Coordinator
  • Freight Traffic Consultant
  • General Agent
  • General Car Yard Supervisor
  • General Claims Agent
  • General Freight Agent
  • General Operations Agent
  • General Road Foreman
  • General Road Supervisor
  • Global Transportation Manager
  • Harbor Department Manager
  • Head of Transport Logistics
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Marine Oil Terminal Superintendent
  • Marine Superintendent
  • Operations Specialist
  • Passenger Service Manager
  • Port Traffic Manager
  • Railroad Car Inspection and Repair Regional Superintendent
  • Schedule Planning Manager
  • Station Manager
  • Station Master
  • Station Supervisor
  • Stations Superintendent
  • Terminal Manager
  • Terminal Operations Supervisor
  • Terminal Superintendent
  • Traffic Director
  • Traffic Manager
  • Traffic Safety Administrator
  • Traffic Superintendent
  • Traffic Supervisor
  • Train Master
  • Train Operations Manager
  • Train Operations Supervisor
  • Train System Operator
  • Trainmaster
  • Transportation Assistant
  • Transportation Broker
  • Transportation Consultant
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Transportation Director
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Transportation Maintenance Supervisor
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Program Director
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Transportation Superintendent
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Truck Terminal Manager
  • Trucking Contractor
  • Wharfinger
  • Wharfmaster


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, such as aircraft or railroad cars.
  • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
  • Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.
  • Collaborate with other managers or staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, or objectives.
  • Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, or meeting with individual staff members.
  • Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals, or contracts for federal or state public transportation programs.
  • Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
  • Analyze expenditures and other financial information to develop plans, policies, or budgets for increasing profits or improving services.
  • Set operations policies and standards, including determining safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods.
  • Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property to increase efficiency and services of operations department.
  • Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
  • Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvement, or computer use.
  • Provide administrative or technical assistance to those receiving transportation-related grants.
  • Direct procurement processes including equipment research and testing, vendor contracts, or requisitions approval.
  • Develop or implement plans to improve transportation services control from regional to national or global load control center operations.
  • Direct central load control centers to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of transportation services.
  • Evaluate transportation vehicles or auxiliary equipment for purchase by considering factors such as fuel economy or aerodynamics.
  • Identify or select transportation and communications system technologies to reduce costs or environmental impacts.
  • Plan or implement energy saving changes to transportation services, such as reducing routes, optimizing capacities, employing alternate modes of transportation, or minimizing idling.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations.
  • Implement schedule or policy changes for transportation services.
  • Direct or coordinate the activities of operations department to obtain use of equipment, facilities, or human resources.
  • Direct staff performing repairs and maintenance to equipment, vehicles, or facilities.
  • Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents, coordinate cleanup activities, or improve safety procedures.
  • Supervise clerks assigning tariff classifications or preparing billing.
  • Negotiate, authorize, or monitor fulfillment of contracts with equipment or materials suppliers.
  • Participate in union contract negotiations or grievance settlements.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Barcode scanners
  • Barcoding labels
  • Desktop computers
  • Forklifts
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Radio frequency handheld terminals
  • Radio frequency identification RFID devices
  • Radio frequency truck-mounted terminals
  • Wireless communication and satellite positioning tools
  • ABOL Manifest Systems
  • Airline Global Distribution System GDS software
  • ALK Technologies FleetSuite
  • ALK Technologies PC*Miler
  • Amber Road software
  • Argos Software ABECAS Insight Freight Management System FMS (accounting feature)
  • Argos Software ABECAS Insight Freight Management System FMS (calendar and scheduling feature)
  • Automated expense reporting system software
  • Bentley Transportation Data Manager
  • Cadre Technologies Cadence Transportation Management System
  • CoPilot Truck
  • Eaton Fleet Advisor
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Fleetware software
  • Freight Rail Crew Optimization Scheduling FRCOS software
  • Geometrix
  • Graphics software
  • IBM i2 Transportation Manager
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • IMSure Solutions SHIPflex
  • Infosite Technologies Dispatch-Mate
  • Integrated Decision Support Corporation Expert Fuel
  • Integrated Decision Support Corporation Netwise Supply Chain
  • Integrated Decision Support Corporation Route Advice
  • Integrated Decision Support Corporation Swap Advice
  • Integrated Decision Support Match Advice
  • Integrated Decision Support Netwise Enterprise
  • Integrated Decision Support Netwise Frontline
  • Intergraph GeoMedia Transportation Manager
  • International Business Systems software
  • Labelmaster Software REG-Trieve
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle software
  • QUALCOMM QTRACS
  • QUALCOMM ViaWeb
  • SAP software
  • Scanlon Associates LogPak
  • Shipping Solutions software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Summary Systems Fleet Commander
  • Supply chain event management software
  • TMW PowerSuite
  • Word processing software
  • WorkForce Software EmpCenter Time and Attendance


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020