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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

  • $88,197

    Average Salary

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At J.B. Hunt Transport

* Identify customer needs and provide 3rd party logistics solutions
* Initiate and maintain effective relationships with customers for branch growth
* Negotiate rates with customers to maximize profitability
* Develop and manage a network of outside carriers to move freight in the most efficient and profitable manner possible
* Responsible for performance and development of a group of carrier and/or sales personnel within a branch
* Establish & maintain a book of regular business
* Maintain contact with other J
* B. Hunt business unit for daily outsourcing needs

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Sysco Corp

* Closely monitor driver performance via use of the tripmaster, Xata and other control features.
* Maintain detailed records of driver pay, equipment maintenance and equipment performance.
* Review driver logs and paperwork to ensure accuracy and adherence to policy and DOT regulations.
* Closely monitor equipment to ensure safe operation and minimize breakdown.
* Order necessary parts and equipment used in driver performance of responsibilities.
* Review routing and make the necessary adjustments to ensure optimal efficiency.
* Hire, train, direct and discipline transportation personnel to achieve the most effective use of human and physical assets.
* Plan and schedule assignment of work for transportation personnel.
* Process weekly payroll.
* Verify vendor invoices and complete A/P vouchers.
* Monitor trip records and fuel reports for mileage, fuel costs, and fuel economy.
* Monitor monthly expenses in relation to plan and make the necessary changes.
* Perform the necessary requirements of the Department of Transportation.
* Other duties as assigned by Management.
* Assure safety awareness and compliance practices are adhered to in the department and distribution center.
* Direct and coordinate all driver observations relative to safe operations, performance of PWM and accurate delivery procedures.

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Post Holdings

* Responsible for insuring transportation capacity to service our internal and external customers that meets company requirement for food safety & security.
* Maintains and develops strong relationships with our transportation vendors to ensure mutual long-term benefit through a supplier/customer relationship
* Negotiates transportation contracts including rates, capacities, liability and service expectations
* Develop and execute on key carrier KPI’s
* Collaborates with our key transportation suppliers to develop creative solutions that meet company goals and ensure long-term carrier viability.
* Responsible for our volume commitments to our carrier and broker partners pursuant to our contractual obligations
* Coordinates and performs quarterly carrier/broker reviews along with monthly performance reporting.
* Prepares, implements and monitors Outbound, Transfer, and Inbound Transportation budget
* Develops and publishes appropriate metrics for Transportation
* Reports budget review monthly; Drives actions for improvement as needed
* Manages and provides direction to internally and externally to develop and execute strategies and plans that provide value opportunities for customers, carriers, and the company.
* Develops and implements cost control methods; includes assisting in design and configuration of the distribution network for optimum efficiency
* Develop and implement freight strategy for inbound, interplant, and customer bound freight.
* Leads process improvement teams on major transportation business initiatives
* Provides leadership for transportation function; raising the standard of performance to meet the goals of internal and external Customers
* Scope industry technology to determine applications which may need to be procured

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Schneider Electric

* Manage transportation NAM Transport Team
* Ensure goods are moving as required by the business and customer with key focus across Cost, Quality & Delivery.
* Provide the weekly and monthly reporting of region OTDC performance to the appropriate stakeholders and for One Reporting.
* Proactively perform the necessary root cause analysis to identify factors impacting OTDC performance as well as OTDC deployment.
* Work directly with the Plant Managers and Supply Chain resources to resolve gaps between OTDS and OTDC.
* Facilitate the implementation of OTDC tracking within all region entities (acquisitions, etc.)
* Support the transition to bridge SAP and provide the necessary input to ensure no impact to region performance reporting.
* Support the various projects and initiatives involving key Transport Quality areas such as carrier claims, product packaging, EDI performance, system enhancements, etc.
* Transport Operations Team, Plant Managers, Supply Chain Managers, GSC Operations VP’s
* VP of Supply Chain, VP of Logistics, IPO Relationship Manager, region Preferred Carriers, EDI Team
* Skills
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to process “big data”
* Detail oriented
* Structured and process orientated
* Results Driven
* Ability to lead
* Ability to drive change

What Does A Transportation Manager Do At Waste Management

* Organizes and schedules all necessary resources required to accomplish activities.
* Coordinates daily operational needs with Maintenance team.
* Plans, distributes, monitors, and follows-up daily route assignments to ensure customers are serviced per company standards and agreements.
* Manages the end-of-day check-in process including post trip quality, capturing and communicating key service, safety, and equipment issues.
* Ensure compliance with DOT and OSHA rules and regulations including documentation and record keeping.
* Provides development discussions with employees on a regular basis
* Reviews weekly demand / volume for routes, determines potential gains from re-routing, and recommends re-routes to the routing specialist.
* Sets and monitors productivity, service, and safety targets for each route and driver.
* Promotes a union free atmosphere and where appropriate, establishes collaborative relations with unions.
* Works with functional groups to resolve employee relations and labor relations issues.
* Conducts Root Cause Investigations for all injuries and incidents, ensuring consistent discipline and retraining.
* Visits customers and customer sites to evaluate and resolve safety issues, seeking service alternatives where appropriate.
* Teams with Dispatch and Customer Service to identify and resolve routing and customer service issues
* Communicates and follows-up on sales opportunities, problems at customer site, DVIR repairs, container swaps, and safety issues reported by drivers.
* Whatever else needed to ensure a successful, ethical, and safe company.
* III. Supervisory Responsibilities
* This job has supervisory responsibilities for Drivers assigned to the position.
* This includes responsibility for employee performance reviews and feedback, scheduling time off, employee grievances or complaints, pay changes and job responsibilities.
* IV. Qualifications
* The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
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  • White

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  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Russian

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • Cantonese

  • Arabic

  • Swahili

  • Romanian

  • Luganda

  • Hindi

  • Dutch

  • Hawaiian

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Real Transportation Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Harbor Master & Transport Manager Anchor South Payroll Services, LLC Knoxville, TN Jun 12, 2016 $136,000
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 -
Transportation Managers U-Sea Bulk (USA) Inc. Stamford, CT Nov 15, 2011 $112,000 -
Regional Transportation Manager Amazon.Com.DEDC, LLC Middletown, DE Sep 01, 2015 $110,000 -
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 -
Trailer Transportation Manager Sun State International Trucks, LLC Tampa, FL Mar 21, 2016 $100,000
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 -
Transportation Manager Menlo Logistics, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Mar 23, 2013 $81,443
Transportation Manager Menlo Logistics, Inc. Aurora, IL Mar 23, 2013 $81,443
Transportation Manager APL, Ltd. Portland, OR May 09, 2011 $80,350 -
Transportation Manager Biehl & Co., L.P. Houston, TX Aug 31, 2011 $79,632
Transportation Manager Biehl & Co., L.P. Houston, TX Aug 31, 2012 $79,632
Transportation and Customs Manager DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC Duncan, SC Oct 01, 2011 $76,939 -
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 Travel, Inc. New York, NY Apr 02, 2012 $67,000
Transportation Manager New World Trave, 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 -
Transportation Manager SINO-Global Shipping America, Ltd NY Oct 01, 2012 $66,888

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Top Transportation Manager Skills

  1. Company Drivers
  2. Company Safety Meetings
  3. Delivery Routes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Scheduled company drivers to reduce trip numbers and improve tractor utilization.
  • Promoted safe work activities by conducting safety inspections, attending company safety meetings, or meeting with individual staff members.
  • Manage delivery routes while ensuring timely deliveries.
  • Conducted investigations in cooperation with insurance agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents and to improve safety procedures.
  • Audit driver logs for discrepancies and accuracy.

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