First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators

Driver Manager, Fleet Manager, Trainmaster, Warehouse Supervisor

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What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.
On the job, you would:
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • Interpret transportation or tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, or company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.



  • management
  • customer service

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • psychology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • SAP software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

  • Warehouse management system WMS In Demand


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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