Managers in transportation (NOC 0731)

High demand occupation

About this job

Managers in transportation:

  • plan, organize and direct 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 other senior manager
  • plan, organize and direct companies or departments responsible for the transportation and movement of goods, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager
  • work for transportation, freight forwarding and shipping companies and for transportation departments of companies in retail and manufacturing sectors and utilities
Common job titles
  • captain, port / shore - water transport
  • corporate transportation
  • cruise ship line manager
  • manager, distribution / warehousing
  • manager, ferry operations
  • manager, marine transportation operations
  • captain, port / shore - water transport
  • corporate transportation
  • cruise ship line manager
  • freight forwarder
  • manager, cartage / freight / moving
  • manager, corporate traffic

Duties

Managers in transportation operations:

  • plan, organize and direct 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 dispatch of vehicles, vessels or aircraft
  • control the company or departmental budget
  • oversee company's or department's performance, prepare reports for senior management, and plan for changes to schedules and policies
  • hire employees and oversee their training

Managers in transportation freight traffic:

  • plan, organize and direct 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 oversee 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
  • hire employees and oversee their training

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little or no mobility between transportation managers, operations and transportation managers, freight traffic.

There is little or no mobility between transportation managers of land, sea and air transportation operations.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.