Transportation route and crew schedulers (NOC 1526)

About this job

Transportation route and crew schedulers:

  • prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and personnel
  • work for municipal transit commissions; truck, delivery and courier companies; railways; airlines; and other transportation establishments in both the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • analyst, schedule
  • clerk, control - schedule
  • clerk, depot - transit system
  • clerk, logistics - transportation
  • clerk, transport / transportation
  • dispatcher, crew


Transportation route and crew schedulers:

  • review schedule requests, passenger counts and cargo, running times, distances, personnel availability and other pertinent information to establish schedule frameworks
  • design new or change existing schedules using computer software or other methods
  • combine into route plan factors such as peak travel periods, holidays, special events and construction, with emphasis on time and cost efficiency
  • assign personnel to equipment and routes
  • schedule work shifts
  • collect equipment and personnel records, including hours in service, distances, maintenance, repairs required and other data to produce operating reports
  • prepare user guides and other public service information

Work environment

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

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to supervisory positions is possible with experience. Nevertheless, mobility between occupations in this group is limited due to the requirement of specific transportation sector experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.