Transport Manager

Minimum Graduate in any discipline

Minimum experience of 5to 10 yearsis required

The tasks a

General Manager, Transportis expected to perform include:

Supervising, co-ordinating and controlling efficient utilization of men, money and material in public or private organizations

Exercising delegated authority over one or more departments, branches or sections engaged in transporting passengers and freight

Overseeing departments such as railways, tramways, buses, trucks, taxis, rickshaws, boats, launchers, ships, aircrafts, etc.

Undertaking and operating other services incidental to transport

Ability toensure timely departures and arrivals

Efficient in generating monthly accidents report

Skilled in cost cutting and employee appraisal techniques

Proficient in tracking the vehicles and ensuring compliance of safety and road rules

Skilled in proper vendor management

Not required

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong communication skills

Ability to multi-task

Problem solving skills

Leadership skills

Physically fit


It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of drivers and helpers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is notavailable

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, air and noise pollution, etc.

Occupational hazards include mental and physical strain, joint pains, accidents, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - 30,000 to 65,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Transport and Logistics Sector

According to a report by the World Bank, India?s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. In 2007, the sector contributed about 5.5 percent to the nation?s GDP, with road transportation contributing the lion?s share. Good physical connectivity in the urban and rural areas is essential for economic growth. Since the early 1990s, India's growing economy has witnessed a rise in demand for transport infrastructure and services.

Government aims to modernize, expand and integrate the country's transport services. It also seeks to mobilize resources for this purpose and to gradually shift the role of government from that of a producer to an enabler. In recent years, the Government has made substantial efforts to tackle the sector?s shortcomings and to reform its transport institutions.

The continuous efforts for improvements and rise in the demand for public transport and related services have added to the employment opportunities for General Manager, Transport nationwide.

Government and private transport undertakings

Travel and tourism establishments

Infrastructure companies

Cities and towns across India