Supervisors of Transportation Vehicle Operators

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics > Transportation Operations

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Projected Job Openings

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Job Description

Your job is to Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

Common job titles of Supervisors of Transportation Vehicle Operators include:

Experience and Education

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

  • 69.51% said they needed a High School Diploma.

  • 13.04% said they needed a Some College Courses.


    Enforce safety rules and regulations.

    Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.

    Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.

    Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, or crew activities.

    Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, or customer services.

    Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials or people.

    Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.

    Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, production, or work-related accidents.

    Interpret transportation or tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, or company policies and procedures for workers.

    Plan and establish transportation routes.

    Monitor field work to ensure proper performance and use of materials.

    Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.

    Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.

    Perform or schedule repairs or preventive maintenance of vehicles or other equipment.

    Inspect or test materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.

    Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.

    Dispatch personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.

    Examine, measure, or weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.

    Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.

    Assist workers in tasks, such as coupling railroad cars or loading vehicles.

    Recommend or implement personnel actions, such as employee selection, evaluation, rewards, or disciplinary actions.

    Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.


Two way radios

Torque wrenches

Straight screwdrivers

Roller beds

Refrigerated trailers

Ratchet wrenches

Portable welding equipment

All Tools

Phillips head screwdrivers

Personal digital assistants PDA

Personal computers

Pallet jacks


Lug wrenches


Impact wrenches

Hydraulic jacks

Hand trucks

Grease guns


Desktop computers

Adjustable widemouth pliers


@Road GeoManager

Accellos Real Dispatch

Actsoft Comet Tracker

Barcode software



Commercial vehicle operations CVO software

All Technologies

Coptimal Logics AutoLoad Pro

Creative Systems Corporation Freight-Link System

Fleet management systems

General ledger software

Load optimization software

MagicLogic Optimization Cube-IQ

Mapping software

Optimum Logistics LoadPlanner

Proof of delivery POD software

Scheduling software

Softtruck CargoWiz

Starre Enterprises Star Bill of Lading

Strategic Business Systems Proof of Delivery

TOPS Engineering MaxLoad Pro

UPS Logistics Technologies Roadnet Transportation Suite



Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Teaching others how to do something.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.


Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

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Occupation Sections



Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.


Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.


Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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