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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

Career Profile

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.

Typical tasks include:

As a Transport Manager, you would also be responsible for:

  • making sure vehicles are properly maintained
  • inspecting vehicles
  • arranging repairs and routine maintenance

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: 

  • 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

Hours & Salary:

  • Newly trained transport managers can earn in the region of £18,000£24,000
  • Trained with experience transport managers can earn in the region of £24,000£35,000
  • Senior transport managers can earn in the region of £25,000£50,000
  • Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility
  • 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.

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime that you may do. Self-employed access floorers set their own pay rates.


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Qualifications & Training

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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Career trends and forecasts

1190 additional staff needed

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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