7305- Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

Job Description: 

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate activities of truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, subway and other transit operators, chauffeurs and taxi and limousine drivers. This unit group also includes bus dispatchers who co-ordinate the activities of transit system bus drivers and subway traffic controllers who operate and monitor signal and track switch control panels. They are employed by motor transportation and ground transit companies and by urban transit systems.

Main Duties: 

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trucks, buses, subway trains, light rail transit, street cars, taxis and other transport vehicles
Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
Requisition materials and supplies
Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
Dispatch bus drivers and monitor routes to ensure schedules are met and to resolve operating problems
Monitor and operate signal and track switch control panel of subway systems
Prepare work reports and budgets, and monitor expenditures.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Several years of experience as a driver or operator of motor transport or ground transit equipment are usually required.

Additional Inormation: 

There is little mobility between occupations in the different transportation sectors of this unit group.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Supervisors, railway transport operations (See 7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations)
Train dispatchers (See 2275 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators)
Truck transport and taxi dispatchers (See 1525 Dispatchers)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X