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Transport Services Manager

Find out how to become a transport services manager. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Transport Services Manager is $127,000 - 141,400 annually

What does a Transport Services Manager do?

Transport services managers are responsible for the procurement of vehicles for organisations that are involved in the transportation of goods or passengers.

What key skills does a Transport Services Manager have?

Transport services managers oversee and coordinate the distribution and hire of transportation vehicles to be used in the logistics industry.

  • Set and coordinate activities related to deliveries to and from a given set of locations
  • Keep accurate records of all transport related activity
  • Work with outside agencies to organise, lease and purchase vehicles
  • Ensure access to suitable material handling equipment
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal requirements
  • Oversee the training and development of employees

How to become a Transport Services Manager 

You do not need to have formal qualifications to become a Transport Services Manager, however, it's ideal to have a qualification in either logistics or management to succeed in the role.

A course like BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management can be a great study pathway if you're interested in developing your leadership skills and learn important transferable skills like emotional intelligence, problem-solving and effective communication. 

Quick facts

Working as a transport services manager will give you opportunity to obtain pertinent information and use this to make important decisions and solve critical problems.

Employment for transport services managers is expected to fall in the next five years. From 11,000 in 2020 to 9,500 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    49 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Transport, postal, and warehousing; rental, hiring, and real estate services; and retail trade
  • Job Growth
    Expected to fall in the next five years. From 11,000 in 2020 to 9,500 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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