Transportation Managers

What do they do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

Also known as:

Director of Operations, Fleet Manager, Freight Coordinator, Global Transportation Manager, Traffic Manager, Train Master, Train Operations Manager, Trainmaster, Transportation Coordinator, Transportation Director, Transportation Manager, Transportation Supervisor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 10%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #24 in job growth rate
  • 190

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #19 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Transportation Managers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (6.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (23.5%)
  • Associate's degree (9.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (27.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (26.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Supervise employees.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Schedule product or material transportation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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