Transport managers are responsible for ensuring that the legal requirements for road haulage are met.
The Role
  • As a Transport Manager, you would also be responsible for:
    • making sure vehicles are properly maintained
    • inspecting vehicles
    • arranging repairs and routine maintenance
  • In this role, you would be:
    • Notifying the relevant Traffic Commissioner (in writing) of all prosecutions concerning the operators, drivers or other relevant staff
    • Reducing the risk of vehicle overloading
    • Maintaining and completing accurate records
    • Keeping schedules and organising diaries for other team members
  • Typically, transport managers work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
  • However, there could be shift patterns, overnight or weekend work in some circumstances.
Salary
  • Newly trained transport managers can earn in the region of £25,000£30,000
  • Trained with experience transport managers can earn in the region of £30,000£35,000
  • Senior transport managers can earn in the region of £35,000£60,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime that you may do. Self-employed Transport managers set their own pay rates.
Qualifications & Training
As a managerial position, a BSc Honours Degree in engineering, logistics, or business management (England), L6 NVQ/HNC (Wales) or its Scottish equivalent will most likely be required. For some positions you'll also need to have a Masters Degree, or chartered status with a relevant body. However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.