Managers in Transportation

(NOC 0731)
 

Career Description

Managers in transportation operations plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of transportation companies such as railways, airlines, bus lines, municipal transit systems, shipping lines and trucking companies, under the direction of a general manager or another senior manager. Managers in transportation freight traffic plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate companies or departments responsible for the transportation and movement of goods, under the direction of a general manager or another senior manager.

Duties May Include

Managers in transportation operations


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a transportation company
  • Set operations policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods, and ensure compliance with transport regulations
  • Oversee the dispatch, maintenance and service of vehicles, vessels or aircraft
  • Control the company or departmental budget, including acquisitions
  • Monitor company's or department's performance, prepare reports for senior management, and plan for changes to schedules and policies
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.

Managers in transportation freight traffic

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of companies or departments responsible for co-ordinating, arranging and monitoring the transportation and movement of goods
  • Arrange for shipping documentation and oversee the scheduling and dispatching of goods and the tracking and tracing of goods in transit
  • Set performance goals, oversee the setting of transportation service rates and monitor revenue
  • Develop plans and procedures for the transportation and storage of goods
  • Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators and insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates
  • Control the departmental budget
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.

Examples of Titles

Bus company manager
Distribution manager - logistics
Flight operations manager
Freight forwarding manager
Marine superintendent
Rail operations superintendent
Railway freight manager
Traffic manager - transportation
Transportation manager
Urban transit system manager

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Management Bachelor
Business Management (Direct Entry) Bachelor
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Certificate
Business Management Certificate
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration - Core Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration - Human Resources Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
General Business Management Certificate; Online
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Environment and Business Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on February 20, 2020