Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators (NOC 7305)

Job titles

Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Managing, organizing, administrating
  • Working in transportation and maintenance

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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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.

Skill type

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

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