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Transportation Managers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 410

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $47.55 - $70.11

Typical Annual Salary: $98,900 - $145,800

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, such as aircraft or railroad cars.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations.
  • Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.
  • Implement schedule or policy changes for transportation services.
  • Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
  • Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, or meeting with individual staff members.
  • Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
  • Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
  • Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents, coordinate cleanup activities, or improve safety procedures.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Forklifts
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
  • Radio frequency data communication equipment

  • Accounting software
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Route navigation software

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