What does a Regional Transportation Manager do?

Transportation managers ensure shipments into or out of the organization or company where they work are quick, within budget, and safely handled. They oversee the transfer of equipment or personnel as operated by the organization. They are responsible for the development of department policies and procedures, and for personnel activities and schedules, and they oversee shipment coordination and routing.

Transportation managers might sometimes need to coordinate with outside service providers including messenger services, freight shippers, and transporters. They prepare the department’s budgets and schedules and ensure company shipping and safety procedures and protocols continue to run smoothly. They also ensure that all shipping documents are correctly prepared and filled out, and they research and correct problems that arrive throughout the work day. Transportation managers develop hands-on fluency with current laws about shipping and hauling, including the transportation of hazardous materials, freight classification, and the safety of employees. They also direct teams about the maintenance and repair or replacement of shipping fleets and equipment, and the scheduling of daily routines. Transportation managers need a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or logistics.

Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Regional Transportation Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$92,591 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $93K
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Regional Transportation Manager Career Path

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Proficient Auto TransportProficient Auto Transport
Jan 13, 2020

“Everyday is a chance for me to grow in my career and I have our caring managers and high”

Equitrans MidstreamEquitrans Midstream
Transportation Intern
Oct 30, 2019

“It was an amazing opportunity working with the people there and learning the specifics about the energy industry”

Aptive EnvironmentalAptive Environmental
Route Manager
Jul 6, 2019

“The training is HIGHLY useful and leads to success both in and out of the job.”

Transportation Intern
May 14, 2020

“A very well functioning team that is willing to teach you about the job and projects.”

ZIM Integrated Shipping ServicesZIM Integrated Shipping Services
Land Transportation Coordinator
Apr 26, 2021

“Being at the beginning of my career is the perfect opportunity to develop in the chosen field.”

Terminal Manager
Sep 10, 2019

“No one here is perfect some days are good some days not so much but if every day was perfect it wouldn't be called work.”

Proficient Auto TransportProficient Auto Transport
Auto Transportation
Jan 3, 2020

“Proficient Auto Transport opened so many doors of opportunity for me to learn about the ins and outs of the industry.”

Transportation Manager
Aug 30, 2021

“Prepare to work 12 plus hours a day including Saturday and Sunday as a work/life balance is non existent.”

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