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Become A Transportation Clerk

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Working As A Transportation Clerk

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $36,660

    Average Salary

What Does A Transportation Clerk Do At Sysco Corp

* Process all payrolls accurately and in a timely manner based on company policy and guidelines.
* Gather, organize and process driver daily paperwork, logs, manifest, vehicle inspection, etc.
* Answer phones, route calls and take messages.
* Research short on truck that driver’s call in.
* Respond to delivery associate issue and provide support for resolution.
* Create Driver Qualification files as needed and maintain all required documents in Supervision as required under Department of Transportation guidelines, i.e. driver’s license status, Medical Examination Cards, Certificate of Violations, monitor MVR status, etc.
* Monitor and review all driver logs and violations through the onboard computer system, Telogis
* Run daily reports for transportation supervisors, i.e. Observations, Vehicle Tracking, etc.
* Daily monitoring of Drive Cam Events and processing them for coaching and signatures.
* Backup for New Driver DOT Training
* Perform all other tasks as assigned by supervision or management

What Does A Transportation Clerk Do At Bunzl

* Maintain regular communications with delivery drivers to insure on time deliveries/pick-ups and strenghtening customer satisfacation
* Routing of freight orders, including bills of laden preparation and labeling for common carrier shipments
* Sort freight bills by category, run driver manifests, set delivery appointments, data entry of receiving worksheets and inventory reports
* Assist Transportation Manager with negotiating freight rates and filing freight claims with carriers
* Interact with purchasing, customer service staff as required
* Review LTL and UPS costs on a daily basis to maximize cost efficiency
* Perform other warehouse duties as assigned

What Does A Transportation Clerk Do At New Penn Motor Express

* Answer phones, maintain positive customer relations in problem solving.
* Route phone calls to appropriate persons, assist in dispatch functions.
* Efficiently operate various office machines including: adding/calculator, copiers and facsimile machines.
* Use mainframe computer terminal CRT to access and/or update data.
* Ability to multi-task by utilizing organizational and prioritization skills and effectively manage tasks.
* Exhibit effective written, verbal and personal skills for handling customer phone inquiries, working with both print and electronic correspondence and assisting other team members, supervisors and upper management.
* Typing and keyboarding skills; speed and accuracy, ten key adding/calculator proficiency

What Does A Transportation Clerk Do At Penske

* Job responsibilities may include:
* Various office and administrative duties, which may include handling accounts payable/receivable and collections, payroll, fuel reconciliation, office supplies, billing, maintaining database and miscellaneous reporting
* Audit of logs and trip reports and other DOT reporting, maintain of files, customer service interaction, resolution of driver equipment requests and pallet tracking.
* Maintenance and distribution of route books, daily interface with drivers, assist with driver coverage of vacation and overflow freight
* Involve Safety team as required by location
* Prioritize workload and have flexibility to adjust based on position requirements
* Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential
* Other projects and tasks assigned by supervisor

What Does A Transportation Clerk Do At Amerigas Propane Inc.

* Open driver mail envelopes, date stamp receive; separate and proof waybill information to FAST / NuTools.
* Separate waybills with out of routes and return to coordinator for accessorial charges.
* Run PC Miler application for waybill routing Split and filing of AmeriGas and 3rd party waybills.
* Freight billing - verify NuTools data to BOL and keypunch into the system; print summary billing and waybill register; match waybills to summaries and mail to trade customers; resolve issues and do corrections; maintain files; enter contract and tariff rates, routes and miles.
* Provide customer assistance by answering the phones in call center, taking messages and directing calls to appropriate personnel

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How To Become A Transportation Clerk

Information clerks typically need a high school diploma and learn their skills on the job. Employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree, depending on the occupation.


Candidates typically need a high school diploma for most positions. However, employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree. This is particularly true for eligibility interviewers, human resources assistants, and municipal clerks. Courses in social sciences, as well as word processing and spreadsheet applications, are particularly helpful.


Most information clerks receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Training typically covers clerical procedures and the use of computer applications. Those employed in government receive training that may last several months and include learning about various government programs and regulations.


Some information clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor or office manager. With completion of a bachelor’s degree, some human resources assistants may become human resources specialists.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Information clerks must be able to explain policies and procedures clearly to customers and the public.

Integrity. Information clerks, particularly human resources assistants, have access to confidential information. They must be trusted to adhere to the applicable confidentiality and privacy rules governing the dissemination of this information.

Interpersonal skills. Information clerks who work with the public and customers must understand and communicate information effectively in order to establish positive relationships.

Organizational skills. Information clerks must be able to retrieve files and other important information quickly and efficiently.

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Transportation Clerk Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Khmer

  • Carrier


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Top Skills for A Transportation Clerk


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Top Transportation Clerk Skills

  1. Company Drivers
  2. Payroll Information
  3. Data Entry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Process mileage and driver log sheets for company drivers.
  • Transferred and relayed payroll information from Driver Representatives to upper management.
  • Handle other multifaceted clerical tasks (e.g., data entry, filing, records management and billing) Valley Testing
  • Communicate with carriers regarding late and/or failed arrivals.
  • Cleaned and maintained supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure complaince with safety regulations.

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