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Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council » Transport Scheduler

Transport Scheduler

The role of a Transport Scheduler is important in any transport operation.

They report to the Transport Manager and are responsible for: vehicle scheduling, load planning, route optimisation, records management, maintenance scheduling and fatigue management compliance. It is necessary that Transport Schedulers are trained in all of these activities as they need to be aware of logistics risks and assist in delivering profitable customer service. This role would ideally suit someone who has great attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills. This role requires a working knowledge of Australian transport rules and regulations, such as load configurations, weights, truck and trailer allocation, permits and dangerous goods.

Other responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all dispatch and scheduling functions are completed in a timely and
    accurate manner
  • Schedule internal and external deliveries
  • Advise carriers and customers of transport requirements
  • Manage daily changes to the schedule and review scheduled deliveries

Industry facts

  • Transport schedulers often support a transport manager or supervisor in the day-to-day running of the organisation.
  • Transport schedulers liaise with other internal departments such as sales, procurement, warehousing and accounts.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

  • Certificate IV in Logistics

Estimated Salary

$46,174 – $139,061 (median: $70,591)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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