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Working As A Transportation Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $88,028

    Average Salary

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Sysco Corp

* Manages the daily work and safety of Delivery supervisors, routing personnel and other associates.
* Ensures that management staff is effectively managing day to day delivery activities, including but not limited to: Delivery Associate adherence to standard operating procedures, adherence to planned routes, and providing safe and efficient customer service.
* Ensures Delivery Associate compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (i.e. DOT, OSHA, etc.) and ensures that electronic logs are kept current and accurate.
* Manages labor hours, travel, fuel and consumable supplies within budget, maximizing time and cost efficiencies.
* Prepares work schedules including extra work days and shifts as needed.
* Manages the proper selection, purchase and utilization of Company assets in support of the Delivery department.
* Coordinates required repairs with proper departments as necessary.
* Monitors effectiveness of daily routing activities to ensure all established key performance indicators (KPI) and Sales/customer satisfaction goals are met.
* Suggests efficiency ideas, cost reduction measures and assists with the implementation of delivery changes.
* Monitors the utilization of delivery services by reviewing the coordination of backhaul functions and other routing/scheduling activities in an effort to increase the profitability of all delivery services.
* Communicates with Sales Management and Marketing Associates to collaboratively resolve any customer or delivery opportunities or issues.
* Visits customer locations and meets with customers to address issues and assess delivery difficulty.
* Ensures the use and updating of productivity and routing software systems.
* Maintains associate relations through regular department or pre- shift meetings; maintains on-going interaction; keeps open communication channels with associates by answering questions and explaining policies and procedures; monitors associate morale; and submits and respond to ideas to improve associate engagement and enablement.
* Interprets trains and consistently enforces Company policies and procedures.
* Coordinates efforts with Safety department to aid in training, conducting associate observations, up-dating preferred work methods, conducting accident investigations to determine root causes, and routine safety inspections.
* Makes recommendations for disciplinary action and/or behavior modification where required.
* Performs management functions of staff selection, development, discipline, performance reviews and/or terminations.
* Performs the duties of associates supervised and other related duties as needed (as qualified

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Schlumberger

* Manage the North American rail fleet including the contracting for rail transportation, rail car storage, and rail car leasing for US and Canada.
* Develop and maintain KPI’s to report metrics related to cost, service, rail fleet utilization, storage and compliance on a monthly basis.
* Ensure all contracts comply with all applicable regulations including the US DOT/FRA and Transport Canada Sources rail cars through either purchase or lease.
* Serves as the company expert on rail car markets and supply.
* Leads key initiatives relative to rail car utilization and efficiencies.
* Ensures maintenance on rail cars, including best practice procedures for preventive maintenance and routine maintenance while also making specific decisions on repairs.
* Sources agreements for maintenance suppliers and ensures supplier performance.
* Facilitates and ensures alignment on fleet size decisions for each business segment.
* Serves as back up for operations to cover day/day support, including but not limited to routes, diversions, bad ordered cars, overloads, cleaning, derailment/disposition of cars, damage.
* Conduct Quarterly Business Reviews with lessors and class one railroad companies

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Home Depot

* ACCOUNTABILITIES** - 25% Manage carrier relationships and planning function to ensure timely deliveries to stores while ensuring cube utilization; manage inbound deliveries to ensure on time, on cycle and lead time; manage inbound deliveries to ensure product is available for delivery to stores; manage outbound to minimize expedites; communicate daily with carriers to ensure on time compliance.
* Manage cost of transportation; manage cost per truckload, cube per truckload, and cost per mile; support overall financial goals; fully utilize transportation assets to reduce freight costs whenever possible; audit invoices of carriers on regular basis; review general ledger for all charges dealing with transportation.
* Drive Customer Service; develop customer service team; manage customer service associates and store concerns from phone calls and Infodock.
* Financial and Operations Metrics development and reporting.
* Maintain accurate operation of the yard integrity, dock, security, yard switchers and pallet recycling.
* NATURE AND SCOPE** - Reports to DC General Manager I/II.
* Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others.
* Responsible for personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Job Juncture

* x2022; Determines, schedules, and records work assignments • Identifies, recommends, and implements measures to improve processes, methods, performance, training, safety and education • Evaluate monthly cost statements to determine areas for opportunities for cost savings and financial improvement. • Interviews perspective applicants. • Performs ride along with drivers and documents the findings. • Performs transportation audits on equipment, at the production sites, and at the plant. • Insure compliance with DOT and OSHA regulations, company and bio security policies, and proper animal handling protocol. • Assists with the proper movements of animals within the system and to the plant • Coordinates quarterly meetings with contractors and company drivers. • Maintains and tracks the preventative maintenance schedule for the equipment and ensures DOT compliance. • Works closely with resources to coordinate moving equipment to the shop or to external vendors. • Coordinates the scheduling, maintenance, and staffing of the dead haul transfer station equipment. • Responsible for summarizing and entering payrollTo be considered for this role: BS Degree
* years of experience and/or equivalent in transportation of live animals.
* Must have 10 years experience in transportation with 5 years of management experience.
* Experience with budgets, OSHA,  and safety programs MUST HAVE experience scheduling loads Valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving record required with a CDL class “A” license preferred.
* Must have thorough understanding of DOT rules and regulations.
* Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Software.
* Bilingual language skills ideal (Spanish)  

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Ryder System

* Position is responsible for customer satisfaction, employee selection/development, organic revenue growth and achievement of aggressive financial targets
* Applies product knowledge to develop enhanced solutions for the customer improving customer satisfaction while improving revenue/margins for Ryder
* Work cohesively with all Ryder internal Subject Matter Experts including Sales, Transportation Management Center operations, Supply Chain Excellence, Marketing, Pricing, Finance, & IT
* Accountable for customer satisfaction
* Alignment of efforts and results to customer requirements and scope of work
* Development and management of Field Support teams including staffing and workload planning Development of Field Support Strategies New customer implementation support Development and monitoring of Field Support measures of performance Development and management of corrective actions and continuous process improvement Development and improvement of standardized work processes Financial Management & Reporting Account Performance Management & Reporting Supervises others (hire, promote, coach, development and performance management) Strategic customer initiatives
* Develop saving opportunities for Ryder and customer Organic revenue growth within Client portfolio
* Manages crisis situations by taking charge and obtaining necessary resource support resolve problems
* Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
* Ability to negotiate with customers as new opportunities are identified, priced, negotiated and implemented
* Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability._

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Average Length of Employment
Terminal Manager 4.7 years
Top Careers Before Transportation Manager
Manager 5.6%
Supervisor 4.8%
Driver 4.4%
Dispatcher 3.7%
Owner 2.6%
Top Careers After Transportation Manager
Manager 5.0%
Owner 3.6%
Driver 3.6%

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Transportation Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

78.1%

Female

20.5%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

63.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.4%

Carrier

32.2%

French

5.6%

Portuguese

4.0%

German

3.4%

Mandarin

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Italian

1.7%

Chinese

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Korean

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Cantonese

1.1%

Swahili

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%

Luganda

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Hawaiian

0.6%

Filipino

0.6%
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Transportation Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

25.2%

Community College of the Air Force

6.7%

Pennsylvania State University

6.2%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

6.0%

Strayer University

4.5%

Ashford University

4.2%

Ohio State University

4.2%

Michigan State University

4.0%

Auburn University

4.0%

Iowa State University

3.7%

Liberty University

3.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.5%

Central Texas College

3.2%

American University

3.2%

Western Illinois University

3.2%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.0%

American InterContinental University

3.0%

University of Houston

3.0%

University of Maryland - University College

2.7%

Wayne State University

2.5%
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Majors

Business

47.7%

Supply Chain Management

10.5%

Management

6.0%

Criminal Justice

4.0%

Finance

3.0%

General Studies

2.8%

Accounting

2.8%

Marketing

2.7%

Computer Science

2.5%

Psychology

2.1%

Human Resources Management

1.9%

Economics

1.7%

Communication

1.7%

Political Science

1.7%

Project Management

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Health Care Administration

1.3%

Operations Management

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.4%

Other

26.6%

Masters

16.3%

Associate

10.5%

Certificate

4.6%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Transportation Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Network Transport Manager/Engineer Kineticom, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Feb 28, 2011 $125,220
Transportation Managers Sanko Kisen (USA) Corp Cos Cob, CT Feb 15, 2011 $125,000
Transportation Manager Lin Engineering, Ltd. Westmont, IL Aug 02, 2012 $120,000
Transportation Managers BG North America, LLC Houston, TX Apr 27, 2012 $120,000 -
$160,000
Transportation Managers U-Sea Bulk (USA) Inc. Stamford, CT Nov 15, 2011 $112,000 -
$137,000
Regional Transportation Manager Amazon.Com.DEDC, LLC Middletown, DE Sep 01, 2015 $110,000 -
$140,000
Manager, Inbound Transportation Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Jan 07, 2016 $105,000
Manager, Inbound Transportation-Logistics Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Jun 15, 2015 $105,000
Transportation Manager Film Master Corp. Duluth, GA Oct 13, 2011 $104,208
Transportation Manager Hercules Moving Systems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 29, 2012 $101,000
Transportation Managers Express Shipping International CA Jan 27, 2014 $100,818
Regional Transportation Manager Amazon.Com.DEDC, LLC Middletown, DE Sep 01, 2015 $100,000 -
$130,000
Trailer Transportation Manager Sun State International Trucks, LLC Tampa, FL Mar 21, 2016 $100,000
Transportation Managers Deloitte & Touche LLP Houston, TX Feb 23, 2011 $99,633 -
$112,000
Transportation Managers Knight Intermodal, LLC East Rancho Dominguez, CA Jan 24, 2011 $83,325
Transportation Manager United Stationers Management Services LLC Deerfield, IL Sep 30, 2014 $82,000 -
$92,000
Transportation Manager Menlo Logistics, Inc. Aurora, IL Mar 23, 2013 $81,443
Transportation Manager Menlo Logistics, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Mar 23, 2013 $81,443
Transportation Manager APL, Ltd. Portland, OR May 09, 2011 $80,350 -
$93,350
Transportation Manager Biehl & Co., L.P. Houston, TX Aug 31, 2012 $79,632
Transportation Manager Biehl & Co., L.P. Houston, TX Aug 31, 2011 $79,632
Transportation and Customs Manager DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC Duncan, SC Oct 01, 2011 $76,939 -
$81,500
Transportation Manager U.S.A. Disaster Recovery Inc. Slidell, LA Sep 27, 2011 $68,871
Transportation Manager Transport Continental, Inc. Pharr, TX Aug 27, 2012 $67,600
Transportation Manager Transport Continental, Inc. Pharr, TX Dec 01, 2011 $67,600
Transportation Manager, Aviation Air Journey Jupiter, FL May 01, 2015 $67,018
Transportation Manager New World Trave, Inc. New York, NY Apr 02, 2012 $67,000
Transportation Manager New World Travel, Inc. New York, NY Apr 02, 2012 $67,000
Transportation and Customs Manager DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC Duncan, SC Oct 01, 2014 $66,955 -
$89,057
Transportation Manager Ut Freight Service (USA) Ltd NY Jul 31, 2012 $66,888

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Top Skills for A Transportation Manager

  1. Truck Drivers
  2. Company Safety Meetings
  3. Delivery Instructions
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  • Managed team of 13 of Professional truck drivers Recruited, hired and trained all 13 new employees for local work.
  • Work with the Safety manager to promote safe work activities by attending regular company safety meetings or meet with individual drivers.
  • Collected and verified delivery instructions and routes for delivery of equipment
  • Conducted investigations in cooperation with insurance agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents and to improve safety procedures.
  • Advocated for legislative and regulatory change in transport and logistics law impacting forest products industry competitiveness and profitability.

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