Transport Company Managers manage the operations of enterprises that operate fleets of vehicles to transport goods and passengers.

Specialisations: Bus Company Manager, Car Rental Agency Manager.

Industry and managerial experience is needed to work as a Transport Company Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in logistics or management might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Organises the purchase and maintenance of transport vehicles, equipment and fuel.
  • Liaises with clients to determine requirements and provide customers with advice and information regarding vehicle type, purchase or hire rates and obligations, as well as handling complaints.
  • Receives orders and bookings, and plans and implements transportation schedules.
  • Ensures goods are stored and transported in conditions that will maintain their quality.
  • Arranges collection and delivery of vehicles and goods.
  • Maintains business records and prepares operational statements and reports.
  • Ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

More about Transport Services Managers

All Transport Services Managers

  • $2,191 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Transport Company Managers

  • 11,800 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Transport Company Managers (in their main job) grew moderately over 5 years:
from 10,900 in 2011 to 11,800 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: Transport Company Managers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and Construction.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (83%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 51 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 49 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (64%).
  • Gender: 15% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Transport, Postal and Warehousing76.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7.9
Construction3.3
Manufacturing1.9
Other Industries10.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateTransport Company ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW28.131.6
VIC27.325.6
QLD24.320.0
SA6.27.0
WA10.610.8
TAS2.02.0
NT0.81.0
ACT0.71.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketTransport Company ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.1-5.05.0
20-241.2-9.39.3
25-3413.0-22.922.9
35-4421.4-22.022.0
45-5429.9-21.621.6
55-5913.9-9.09.0
60-6410.9-6.06.0
65 and Over9.7-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationTransport Company ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree8.2-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.6-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV25.1-21.121.1
Year 1219.4-18.118.1
Year 117.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below28.2-12.512.5

Industry and managerial experience is needed to work as a Transport Company Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in logistics or management might be helpful.

Thinking about study or training?

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Employers look for Transport Services Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    76% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Administration and Management

    70% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. Transportation

    64% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  4. Personnel and Human Resources

    61% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  5. Clerical

    57% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic Mail

    100% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  3. Face-to-Face Discussions

    100% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  4. Contact With Others

    98% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

  5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    97% Important

    How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers.

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