Managers in Transportation

(NOC 0731)


Managers in transportation operations

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration or engineering is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in transportation operations are usually required, including supervisory experience.
  • Extensive experience as a supervisor and operator in a particular transport mode, such as a pilot, train engineer, vessel master or truck driver, may substitute for formal education.
  • Certification as an operator of a particular mode of transportation, such as commercial pilot, vessel master or truck driver, is usually required.

Managers in transportation freight traffic

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma or university degree in business or transportation administration may be required.
  • Several years of clerical, operational or administrative experience related to freight traffic are required.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Arrange for shipping documentation and the tracking and tracing of goods in transit
Negotiate for services and preferential rates
Monitor company's or department's performance, prepare reports for senior management, and plan for changes to schedules and policies
Ensure transport compliance with regulations
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations
Oversee the setting of transportation service rates and monitor revenue
Establish and implement policies and standards for the transportation and storage of goods
Oversee the scheduling and dispatching of vehicles and goods

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Management Bachelor
Business Management (Direct Entry) Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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

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

Related Program(s):
Mathematics/Business Administration Bachelor; Honours
Science and Business Bachelor; Honours
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Management Certificate; Online
Business Administration Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022