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.
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