Careers Duties: Motor Transportation

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List of Career Duties Under Motor Transportation Business Sector

New car Inspector

  • Inspect new cars prior to loading onto carriers
  • Examine car for scratches, dents and broken glass
  • Drive car to detect motor noises, transmission malfunctions and brake failure
  • Drive cars onto trailer truck
  • Keep record of cars until delivery.

Passenger Rate Clerk

  • Provide fare information to passengers traveling on nonscheduled or chartered motor trips, using rate tables
  • Interview customer or reviews written requests to obtain data on proposed trips
  • Study maps to select or lay out measure travel route
  • Refer to rate tables to gather rate data considering such items as type of vehicle, distance, destination, estimated travel waiting time, cost of tolls, and passenger or freight service
  • Compute rates, using calculator
  • Prepare written report on rates or informs customer orally
  • May arrange travel accommodations for tourists [Travel Clerk hotel rest. ].

Rate Clerk Passenger

  • Provide fare information to passengers traveling on nonscheduled or chartered motor trips, using rate tables
  • Interview customer or reviews written requests to obtain data on proposed trips
  • Study maps to select or lay out measure travel route
  • Refer to rate tables to gather rate data considering such items as type of vehicle, distance, destination, estimated travel waiting time, cost of tolls, and passenger or freight service
  • Compute rates, using calculator
  • Prepare written report on rates or informs customer orally
  • May arrange travel accommodations for tourists [Travel Clerk hotel rest. ].

Regional Manager

  • Direct coordinates regional activities of motor transportation company
  • Examine and analyzes rates, tariffs, operating costs and revenues to define such needs or requirements as increase in rates & tariffs, reduction of operations maintenance costs and expansion of or changes in schedules or routes
  • Prepare, for management evaluation, recommendations designed to increase efficiency & revenues lower costs
  • Direct, through subordinate management personnel, compliance of workers with established company policies, procedures, and standards, like safekeeping of funds and tickets, personnel employment and grievance practices, and enforcement of union contracts government regulations
  • Review operational records and reports and refers to manuals, company instructions, and government regulations to detect deviations from operational practices prepares directives to eliminate such infractions
  • Investigate safeguards inspects regional premises to make sure that adequate protection exists for company assets, property, and equipment
  • Participate in union contract negotiations settling of grievances
  • Coordinate advertising sales promotion programs for region
  • Review replies to passenger complaints and settlement of claims for conformance with company public relations policies procedures
  • Inspect terminals for conformance with standards for cleanliness, appearance, and need of repair or maintenance, and directs corrective measures required to meet standards.

Road Supervisor

  • Supervise Bus Drivers motor trans. coordinates bus schedules to maintain service
  • Give instructions to Bus Drivers motor trans. in operation of various types of buses
  • Observe records number of passengers on buses
  • Study reports devises new schedules according to passenger traffic patterns
  • May adjust complaints of passengers regarding service.

Rubbish collection Supervisor

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in collecting garbage and other refuse transporting refuse to disposal plants or areas
  • Assign routes trucks to workers
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Safety Coordinator

  • Coordinate safety traffic program and instructs truck and trailer drivers in matters pertaining to traffic safety regulations, and care of equipment
  • Instruct drivers regarding company regulations, penalties for infraction of rules, or safety conservation measures
  • Ride with drivers to detect errors in handling cargo or driving vehicle
  • Patrol highway to detect violation of company regulations by drivers and to observe condition of vehicles road
  • Reroute truck as result of unsatisfactory road conditions
  • Investigate accidents involving company trucks, questions witnesses and drivers to define causes of accidents and makes adjustments in accordance with governmental regulatory agencies company procedures
  • Direct transfer of cargo from damaged truck to substitute vehicle to make sure scheduled delivery
  • Analyze accident reports obtained from governmental agencies to define drivers need for additional training
  • Train supervisors in such matters as safety and conservation of equipment driving hazards
  • Confer with department heads concerning such problems as accident rates and abuse of equipment, and recommends measures to improve safety records to conserve equipment.

Sales Representative Shipping Services

  • Solicit shippers account for parcel-delivery firm
  • Visit management of new businesses and those with change of ownership to promote new business obtain contracts for service
  • Explain shipping rates regulations regarding wrapping, size, handling and weight of parcels
  • Complete service contract form
  • Review shippers accounts to identify problems, like overdue accounts, proposed changes in pickup and delivery schedules, failure of shipper to follow parcel wrapping and handling requirements, and frequency type of shippers claims
  • Call on shippers representatives to discuss resolve problems.

Schedule Maker

  • Prepare schedules for local or long-distance transportation systems, like bus or streetcar lines
  • Study changing traffic situations schedules of competing lines
  • Determine number of vehicles trips to be run
  • Assign vehicle operators to runs
  • Prepare schedules indicating times of arrival departure of vehicles or cars at crosslines or junction points where transfer passengers can be picked up
  • Study passenger riding patterns traffic conditions
  • Establish emergency and regular routes according to land topography existing hazards
  • Arrange number of stops, length of route, and runs per shift for route, according to union-management contract cost per mile
  • Prepare drafts of new schedules
  • Estimate costs of revised schedules.

Shipping Services Sales Representative

  • Solicit shippers account for parcel-delivery firm
  • Visit management of new businesses and those with change of ownership to promote new business obtain contracts for service
  • Explain shipping rates regulations regarding wrapping, size, handling and weight of parcels
  • Complete service contract form
  • Review shippers accounts to identify problems, like overdue accounts, proposed changes in pickup and delivery schedules, failure of shipper to follow parcel wrapping and handling requirements, and frequency type of shippers claims
  • Call on shippers representatives to discuss resolve problems.

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