Transportation Manager Job Description

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Transportation Manager

Transportation Manager responsibilities

  • Planning and supervising the shipments from production to the end-user
  • Scheduling daily and weekly routes
  • Tracking orders using functional systems (e.g. barcodes and tracking software)

Transportation Manager Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a Transportation Manager to plan and coordinate our daily product shipments.

To succeed in this role, you should have thorough knowledge of supply chain management and an understanding of warehouse procedures, including storing goods, dispatching orders and tracking transportation vehicles. You should also be familiar with safety processes and legal regulations.

Ultimately, you will ensure that all shipments are handled quickly, safely and within budget.


  • Plan and supervise the shipments from production to the end-user
  • Schedule daily and weekly routes
  • Track orders using functional systems (e.g. barcodes and tracking software)
  • Coordinate with Warehouse Workers to ensure proper storage and distribution of products
  • Monitor and report on transportation costs
  • Ensure shipping documents are properly filed
  • Report maintenance and repair needs for transportation vehicles and equipment
  • Research and suggest cost-effective shipping methods
  • Conduct regular safety audits on equipment
  • Organize training sessions for employees (e.g. proper use of machines and handling of hazardous material)
  • Keep organized records of vehicles, schedules and completed orders
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and shipping legislation
  • Stay up-to-date with safety regulations


  • Proven work experience as a Transportation Manager, Shipping Manager or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of supply chain management
  • Experience preparing and tracking orders
  • Familiarity with logistics software, like Freightview and 3PLink
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise and train staff
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • High school diploma
  • BSc in Supply Chain, Logistics or relevant field is a plus

Transportation Manager Job Description Examples

Transportation Manager - (DH) • The SYGMA Network

Company:US3270 Sygma Kansas City, a Division of The Sygma Network, Inc...Zip Code:64153

Minimum Level of Education:High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:4 Years

Employment Type:Full Time

Travel Percentage:


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Route Logistics Manager • Brink’s Inc

Posted Date: Jul 18, 2022

Employment Type: Full Time...

The Brink’s name is a promise to respect the trust we’ve earned in over 150 years in business. Every employee honors that promise by offering the highest levels of service and support to our customers. We take pride in our work, and we share a passion about our future. Learn why so many people have made the choice to join our team – and ...

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Transportation Manager • Ajulia Executive Search

Transportation ManagerKansas City, Missouri• Class A CDL and experience Transportation Supervision...• Hiring and managing large 50+ fleet of drivers.• Class A, B, E. Route Drivers.• DOT compliance and training.

Are you looking to make a career change to a stable company? This exciting opportunity offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, ...

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Transportation Manager II • J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Olathe, KS - 10505 S K7 Hwy


Job Title:Transportation Manager II

Department:Supply Chain

Country:United States of America



Full/Part Time:Full time

Job Summary:Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the direct management and supervision of midsize driver count, ensuring safe and timely service movement of freight, load...

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