Transport Managers run and coordinate the operations of a transport or logistics business.
The Transport Manager’s role is becoming increasingly specialised and sophisticated due to the increase in technology. Transport Managers require a thorough knowledge and understanding of the transport industry as a whole, which includes the six sectors; Road Transport, Logistics & Warehousing, Maritime, Rail, Aviation and Ports.
Transport Managers may perform the following tasks:
- Organise the purchase and maintenance of transport vehicles, equipment and fuel
- Liaise with clients and customers to work out their requirements
- Develop and put into place transportation schedules and take delivery of orders and bookings
- Introduce and maintain quality control procedures
- Organise and arrange promotional campaigns for the transportation of goods
- Maintain business records and prepare operational statements and reports
- Ensure full compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
- Keep up to date with the requirements and changes for incoming and outgoing shipments
- Prepare export documentation on behalf of importers and exporters regarding
restrictions, duty terms and taxes
- Keep accurate freight records and handle enquiries.
This occupation carries across multiple sectors including Road Transport, Logistics & Warehousing, Maritime, Rail, Aviation and Ports.
- Transport Managers can be found in a range of industries, including the Transport and Logistics and allied industries and Defence.
- Transport Management positions can be held in nationally and internationally based, small to medium or large sized enterprises.
- Transport Managers possess a breadth of experience that enables job movement between all of the Transport and Logistics sectors.
- Certificate IV in Logistics
- Certificate IV in Warehousing
- Diploma of Logistics (depending on organisation size and role responsibility)
$40,500 – $113,500 (Median $54,700)*.
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.
Transport Manager Career Overview