Job description Terminal Supervisor - Motor Transport near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a terminal supervisor - motor transport in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators (NOC 72024).

Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators


Supervisors of motor transport and other ground transit operators supervise and coordinate activities of truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, subway and other transit operators, chauffeurs and taxi and limousine drivers. This unit group also includes bus dispatchers who co-ordinate the activities of transit system bus drivers and subway traffic controllers who operate and monitor signal and track switch control panels. They are employed by motor transportation and ground transit companies and by urban transit systems.

Work week duration

Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators usually work more than 40 hours per week.
More than 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trucks, buses, subway trains, light rail transit, street cars, taxis and other transport vehicles
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • Dispatch bus drivers and monitor routes to ensure schedules are met and to resolve operating problems
  • Monitor and operate signal and track switch control panel of subway systems
  • Prepare work reports and budgets, and monitor expenditures.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Making repetitive motions
  • Walking and running
  • Sitting

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Motor transportation companies
  • Ground transport companies
  • Urban transit systems

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 72024), and a list of similar occupations:

  • bus dispatcher
  • bus inspector
  • light rail transit (LRT) operators supervisor
  • school bus drivers supervisor
  • subway operators supervisor
  • subway traffic controller
  • transit mobile inspector
  • truck drivers foreman/woman
  • urban transit system foreman/woman

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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