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Career and Education Opportunities for Transportation Managers

In general, transportation managers plan, direct, and coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

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STATES WITH Transportation Manager OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Transportation Manager

Transportation Manager video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Transportation managers analyze expenditures and other financial data to evolve plans and budgets for increasing profits and improving services. They also monitor spending to insure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets. Equally important, transportation managers have to collaborate with other managers and staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures and objectives. They are often called upon to implement schedule and policy changes. They are expected to formulate, organize and oversee the work of subordinate staff to insure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements. Finally, transportation managers serve as contact persons for all staff within assigned territories.

Every day, transportation managers are expected to be able to read and understand documents and reports. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.