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Transportation operator; Traffic manager


In a transportation or logistics company, fleet managers control the driver staff, organise the planning of loads and manage the means of transport, as well as the proper maintenance of the vehicles and the fulfilment of specific legal and administrative requirements for the transportation of goods by road.

They may have a national or international transport fleet under their responsibility and must know how to provide solutions for the goods transport that is generated. To achieve this, operate in direct contact with the drivers who carry out transportation tasks, whether from the company itself or outsourced from external companies.

Fleet managers report to the Physical Distribution Director or Transport Director.


Plan the company's transport needs
  • Receive loading orders from customers and decide the number of vehicles required to fulfil transportation services.
  • Manage the availability of their own vehicles or manage sub-contracted ones in accordance with approved suppliers and established procedures.
  • Prepare shipping orders in communication with the carrier and with the destination and time of shipment (which can be in the company itself or an external one).
  • If necessary or when the transporter is not in charge, prepare the routes of the vehicles considering the provisioning and the pre-established distribution routes.

Supervise and resolve incidents
  • Check shipping order departures and arrivals (shipment follow-up) and their register.
  • Check the workload of the fleet and use computerised systems to monitor vehicles and assess their availability for new services.
  • Supervise the activities of the fleet under their responsibility: consumption, maintenance, costs and necessary documentation.
  • Manage the incidents that could arise and claims to outsourced services.

Control documentation and verify regulatory compliance
  • Fill in the necessary documentation and make sure the vehicles comply with legal regulations. If goods that are considered dangerous are transported, verify compliance with the ADR obligations (international regulations that govern the transport of dangerous goods) with advice from the safety adviser.
  • Verify compliance by vehicles and drivers (or transport provider companies, if applicable) with the requirements and administrative documentation of transport.
  • Keep control of transportation supplier invoices.

Inform the company and improve the service
  • Keep control of the management ratios, levels of service and quality indicators of the transportation company, whether own or subcontracted.
  • Present management reports according to the quality ratios and service levels established by the company and report to the relevant person in charge.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the set transport procedures in order to establish measures for their improvement.

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