Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.
Sample of reported job titles:
Director of Operations, Fleet Manager, Freight Coordinator, Global Transportation Manager, Traffic Manager, Train Operations Manager, Trainmaster, Transportation Director, Transportation Manager, Transportation Supervisor
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- Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
- Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, such as aircraft or railroad cars.
- Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations.
- Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.
- Implement schedule or policy changes for transportation services.
- Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
- Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, or meeting with individual staff members.
- Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
- Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
- Direct or coordinate the activities of operations department to obtain use of equipment, facilities, or human resources.
- Analyze expenditures and other financial information to develop plans, policies, or budgets for increasing profits or improving services.
- Collaborate with other managers or staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, or objectives.
- Plan or implement energy saving changes to transportation services, such as reducing routes, optimizing capacities, employing alternate modes of transportation, or minimizing idling.
- Direct staff performing repairs and maintenance to equipment, vehicles, or facilities.
- Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvement, or computer use.
- Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property to increase efficiency and services of operations department.
- Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents, coordinate cleanup activities, or improve safety procedures.
- Set operations policies and standards, including determining safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods.
- Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals, or contracts for federal or state public transportation programs.
- Develop or implement plans to improve transportation services control from regional to national or global load control center operations.
- Direct central load control centers to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of transportation services.
- Supervise clerks assigning tariff classifications or preparing billing.
- Negotiate, authorize, or monitor fulfillment of contracts with equipment or materials suppliers.
- Evaluate transportation vehicles or auxiliary equipment for purchase by considering factors, such as fuel economy or aerodynamics.
- Identify or select transportation and communications system technologies to reduce costs or environmental impacts.
- Provide administrative or technical assistance to those receiving