Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators (NOC 7305)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Supervisors in this group:

  • supervise and coordinate activities of truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, subway and other transit operators, chauffeurs and taxi and limousine drivers
  • include bus dispatchers who coordinate the activities of transit system bus drivers and subway traffic controllers who operate and monitor signal and track switch control panels
  • work for motor transportation and ground transit companies and urban transit systems
Common job titles
  • contractor, trucking
  • controller, traffic - subway system
  • inspector, public transit
  • route foreperson, motor transport
  • supervisor, bus / taxi drivers / chauffeurs
  • supervisor, LRT / subway / streetcar


Supervisors in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trucks, buses, subway trains, light rail transit, street cars, taxis and other transport vehicles
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and may coordinate work activities with other units
  • solve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
  • order materials and supplies
  • train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • recommend staff actions such as hiring and promotions
  • dispatch bus drivers and monitor routes to make sure schedules are met and to solve operating problems
  • monitor and operate signal and track switch control panel of subway systems
  • prepare work reports and budgets, and monitor expenditures

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor setting.
  • Work also takes place outdoors so workers may be exposed to various weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little movement between occupations in the different transportation sectors of this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.