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Transportation Managers - 11-3071.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Analyze expenditures and other financial information to develop plans, policies, or budgets for increasing profits or improving services.
  • Collaborate with other managers or staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, or objectives.
  • Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvement, or computer use.
  • Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents, coordinate cleanup activities, or improve safety procedures.
  • Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals, or contracts for federal or state public transportation programs.
  • Develop or implement plans to improve transportation services control from regional to national or global load control center operations.
  • Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, such as aircraft or railroad cars.
  • Direct central load control centers to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of transportation services.
  • Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
  • Direct or coordinate the activities of operations department to obtain use of equipment, facilities, or human resources.
  • Direct procurement processes including equipment research and testing, vendor contracts, or requisitions approval.
  • Direct staff performing repairs and maintenance to equipment, vehicles, or facilities.
  • Evaluate transportation vehicles or auxiliary equipment for purchase by considering factors such as fuel economy or aerodynamics.
  • Identify or select transportation and communications system technologies to reduce costs or environmental impacts.
  • Implement schedule or policy changes for transportation services.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations.
  • Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
  • Negotiate, authorize, or monitor fulfillment of contracts with equipment or materials suppliers.
  • Participate in union contract negotiations or grievance settlements.
  • Plan or implement energy saving changes to transportation services, such as reducing routes, optimizing capacities, employing alternate modes of transportation, or minimizing idling.
  • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
  • Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, or meeting with individual staff members.
  • Provide administrative or technical assistance to those receiving transportation-related grants.
  • Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property to increase efficiency and services of operations department.
  • Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.
  • Set operations policies and standards, including determining safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods.
  • Supervise clerks assigning tariff classifications or preparing billing.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning.
  • Analyze financial records to improve efficiency.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Evaluate potential of products, technologies, or resources.
  • Identify opportunities for green initiatives.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact.
  • Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Manage control system activities in organizations.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets.
  • Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules.
  • Negotiate labor disputes.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
  • Schedule product or material transportation.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerial Delivery Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Air Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Air Operations Officer, Afloat (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Air Traffic Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Wing Maintenance Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Fueling Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Handling Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance/Material Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Organizational Maintenance/Material Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Powertrain Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Airfield Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Tactical Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Airfield Operations, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Administration (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Model Manager (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aviation Overhaul Schedules Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Cargo Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Commanding Officer, Military Sealift Command Office (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Convoy Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping Liaison Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • CWO - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Operations, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Deck Afloat (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Defense Courier Service Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Distribution Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Drydocking Officer (Floating Drydocks) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Drydocking Officer (General) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Executive Officer, Military Sealift Command Office (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hanger Deck Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • LDO - Air Traffic Control (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Operations, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • M1 Armor Crewman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Marine and Terminal Operations (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Safety - General (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Safety Specialist (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Military Sealift Command Commander (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Military Sealift Command Representative (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Mineman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mobility Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Mobility Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Motor Transport Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Motor Transport Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Motor/Rail Transportation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Naval Control of Shipping Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operations Officer, Ashore (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operations Officer, Aviation Shore Activity (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Passenger Transportation Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Port Safety/Environmental Protection - General (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Port Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Public Works Transportation Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aerospace Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aviation Maintenance (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Shipping Coordination Center Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Traffic Management (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Transportation (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Transportation Director (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Transportation Logistics Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Transportation Management Coordinator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Transportation Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Transportation, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation Warfare Officer, Naval Flight Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation Warfare Officer, Pilot (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation, Rating Terminated (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Vessel Traffic Services (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Boat Dispatcher
  • Chief Pilot
  • Director, Transportation
  • District Supervisor
  • Division Road Supervisor
  • Freight-Traffic Consultant
  • General Agent, Operations
  • General Car Supervisor, Yard
  • General Claims Agent
  • Manager, Aerial Planting and Cultivation
  • Manager, Airport
  • Manager, Automotive Services
  • Manager, Bus Transportation
  • Manager, Car Inspection and Repair
  • Manager, Cargo-and-Ramp-Services
  • Manager, Flight Control
  • Manager, Flight Operations
  • Manager, Flight-Reservations
  • Manager, Harbor Department
  • Manager, Operations
  • Manager, Regional
  • Manager, Schedule Planning
  • Manager, Station
  • Manager, Traffic
  • Manager, Traffic I
  • Manager, Traffic II
  • Manager, Truck Terminal
  • Port-Traffic Manager
  • Regional Superintendent, Railroad Car Inspection and Repair
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Station Manager
  • Superintendent, Division
  • Superintendent, Maintenance
  • Superintendent, Maintenance of Equipment
  • Superintendent, Marine
  • Superintendent, Marine Oil Terminal
  • Superintendent, Stations
  • Superintendent, Terminal
  • Superintendent, Transportation
  • Supervisor, Communications-and-Signals
  • Supervisor, Terminal Operations
  • Supervisor, Train Operations
  • Terminal Superintendent
  • Transportation-Maintenance Supervisor
  • Wharfinger, Chief