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Overview

Transport managers coordinate transport operations for companies that deliver goods, transport passengers or provide rental vehicles. They oversee logistics, organise drivers, price jobs and oversee maintenance of vehicles to ensure business runs smoothly.

Work is in offices or depots.

Suits those with excellent communication and strong people skills. Knowledge of logistics, business and administration, motor vehicle maintenance and transport regulations are all highly useful.

Day-to-day

  • organise the purchase and maintenance of transport vehicles, equipment and fuel
  • liaise with clients and offer transport solutions that meet their needs
  • handle customer complaints
  • receive orders and bookings and implement transportation schedules
  • make sure goods are stored and transported in optimal conditions
  • arrange collection and delivery of vehicles and goods
  • maintain business records, operational statements and reports
  • ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Transport Company Manager

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Building Relationships

  • Budgeting

  • Logistics

  • Planning

  • Time Management

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