First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
SOC: 53-1031.00

Description:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
199,700 employed

Projected (2024):
205,600 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Airplane Pilot Supervisor
  • Area Captain
  • Area Counselor
  • Auto Servicer
  • Boatswain
  • Building Materials or Lumber Yard Supervisor
  • Bus and Trolley Dispatcher
  • Bus Driver Supervisor
  • Cab Supervisor
  • Car Supervisor
  • Cargo Supervisor
  • Cellars Supervisor
  • Certified Solid Waste Facility Operator
  • Chief Compressor Station Engineer
  • Chief Gauger
  • Chief Station Engineer
  • Circus Train Supervisor
  • Coal Yard Supervisor
  • Concrete Products Dispatcher
  • Crane Crew Supervisor
  • Delivery Supervisor
  • Dirt Contractor
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Distribution Warehouse Manager
  • Dock Operations Supervisor
  • Dock Supervisor
  • Dockmaster
  • Driver Manager
  • Driver Supervisor
  • Ferry Terminal Supervisor
  • Field Pipelines Supervisor
  • Fleet Manager
  • Garbage Collection Supervisor
  • Gas Pumping Station Supervisor
  • Gas Station Manager
  • Gas Station Operator
  • Gas Station Supervisor
  • Grading Supervisor
  • Hauling Contractor
  • Head Well Puller
  • Header
  • House Mover
  • Load-Out Supervisor
  • Loading Rack Supervisor
  • Material Crew Supervisor
  • Material Handling Supervisor
  • Milk Route Supervisor
  • Motor Vehicle Operator Road Supervisor
  • Move Coordinator
  • Newspaper Distributor Supervisor
  • Oil Dispatcher
  • On Car Supervisor
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Parking Lot Supervisor
  • Pilot Supervisor
  • Port Steward
  • Pumping Supervisor
  • Reactor Fueling Supervisor
  • Refuse Collector Supervisor
  • Retail Route Supervisor
  • Rig Manager
  • Rig Superintendent
  • Road Supervisor
  • Road Supervisor of Engines
  • Roadmaster
  • Route Delivery Manager
  • Route Delivery Supervisor
  • Route Sales Delivery Drivers Supervisor
  • Sanitary Landfill Supervisor
  • Service Station Manager
  • Service Station Operator
  • Service Supervisor
  • Shipping Manager
  • Shipping Receiving Manager
  • Snow Removing Supervisor
  • Stevedoring Superintendent
  • Storage Garage Manager
  • Street Supervisor
  • Supervisor
  • Surface Supervisor
  • Taxi Driver Supervisor
  • Track Supervisor
  • Traffic Warehouse Supervisor
  • Trainmaster
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Truck Driver Supervisor
  • Truck Supervisor
  • Trucks, Cabs, and Buses Dispatcher Supervisor
  • Warehouse Foreman
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Yard Conductor
  • Yard Manager
  • Yard Supervisor


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

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

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.
  • Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.
  • Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials or people.
  • Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
  • Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.
  • Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, or customer services.
  • Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, or crew activities.
  • Interpret transportation or tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, or company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.
  • Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, production, or work-related accidents.
  • Recommend or implement personnel actions, such as employee selection, evaluation, rewards, or disciplinary actions.
  • Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.
  • Plan and establish transportation routes.
  • Inspect or test materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.
  • Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.
  • Dispatch personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.
  • Perform or schedule repairs or preventive maintenance of vehicles or other equipment.
  • Examine, measure, or weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.
  • Assist workers in tasks such as coupling railroad cars or loading vehicles.
  • Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.
  • Monitor field work to ensure proper performance and use of materials.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Desktop computers
  • Forklifts
  • Grease guns
  • Hand trucks
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Impact wrenches
  • Lowboys
  • Lug wrenches
  • Micrometers
  • Pallet jacks
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Portable welding equipment
  • Ratchet wrenches
  • Refrigerated trailers
  • Roller beds
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Torque wrenches
  • Two way radios
  • @Road GeoManager
  • Accellos Real Dispatch
  • Actsoft Comet Tracker
  • Barcode software
  • CAPE Systems CAPE PACK
  • CAPE Systems TRUCKFILL
  • Commercial vehicle operations CVO software
  • Coptimal Logics AutoLoad Pro
  • Creative Systems Corporation Freight-Link System
  • eLading Bill of Lading Software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Fleet management systems
  • General ledger software
  • JDA Manugistics software
  • Load optimization software
  • MagicLogic Optimization Cube-IQ
  • Mapping software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Optimum Logistics LoadPlanner
  • Oracle software
  • Proof of delivery POD software
  • SAP 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
  • Web browser software
  • XATA XATANET


  • transportation and material moving


    industry stats

    SOC: 53-0000

    Total Employed: 9,536,610

    Average Annual Salary: $35,160