Transport managers are responsible for ensuring that the legal requirements for road haulage are met.
- 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.
- 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
Qualifications & TrainingAs 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.