Career Details for First-Line Supervisors of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators

Also called:

Driver Manager, Operations Supervisor, Transportation Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor

What they do:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

On the job, you would:

  • Enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.
  • Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials or people.

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Transportation

  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Business

  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Social

  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

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Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Attention

  • do two or more things at the same time

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

  • Bill of lading software
  • JDA Manugistics

Mobile location based services software

  • Accellos Real Dispatch
  • Commercial vehicle operations CVO software

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • SAP

book EDUCATION

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high school diploma/GED or
some college usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BELOW AVERAGE

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

SALARY
$57,270


per year, on average
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