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Transport managers are responsible for ensuring that the legal requirements for road haulage are met. They are accountable for making arrangements so that drivers comply with drivers’ regulations, tachograph rules and speed limits.
Average salaries are in the region of £24,000.00 to £35,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Transport Managers are responsible for ensuring that the legal requirements for road haulage are met. They are accountable for making arrangements so that drivers comply with drivers’ regulations, tachograph rules and speed limits.
As a Transport Manager, you would also be responsible for:
Good communication with the team of drivers is essential to complete regular reports on any issues or concerns the drivers have in regards to their vehicles or the safety of their working routines. In this role, you would be:
However, there could be shift patterns, overnight or weekend work in some circumstances.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime that you may do. Self-employed access floorers set their own pay rates.
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.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 1190 Logistics people every year (which includes Transport Managers) between 2017 - 2021. The highest demand will be in East England followed by North West, Greater London, Scotland and Yorkshire & Humber.
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