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

Driver Manager, Fleet Manager, Transportation Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor

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Ground Transportation; Ground Transportation Craftsman; Ground Transportation Manager; Ground Transportation Superintendent
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.
  • Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.
  • Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.



  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


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


  • 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:

  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity


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 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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