Transportation managers oversee all transportation issues for their company from shipping and receiving supplies to transporting employees to meetings to calculating per mile travel costs. Companies rely on transportation managers to keep costs low and efficiently manage transportation-related issues. Aside from managing the logistical aspects of transportation, the transportation manager typically also manage other transportation employees. They perform a range of managerial tasks such as providing guidance to employees, overseeing their work, and handling disciplinary issues as needed. Transportation managers generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of their employer.
Transportation Manager Tasks
Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.