Motor Transport and Other Ground Transportation Operators Supervisors

(NOC 7305)

in All Trades and Transportation

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, subway and other transit operators, chauffeurs and taxi and limousine drivers. This group also includes bus dispatchers who coordinate the activities of transit system bus drivers and subway traffic controllers who operate and monitor signal and track switch control panels. They work for motor transportation and ground transit companies and by urban transit systems.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Decline sharply employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 15 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 205 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4385 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next few years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Supervisors of Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 77% of Supervisors of Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $64,218. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$17.53

Minimum

$27.19

Median

$48.08

Maximum

Annual Pay

$9,495

Minimum

$62,540

Median

$90,660

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$13.50

Minimum

$27.25

Median

$35.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, subway and other transit operators, chauffeurs and taxi and limousine drivers. This group also includes bus dispatchers who coordinate the activities of transit system bus drivers and subway traffic controllers who operate and monitor signal and track switch control panels. They work for motor transportation and ground transit companies and by urban transit systems.

Job duties

Contractors and supervisors in this group:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers.
  • Create ways to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments.
  • Solve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance.
  • Request materials and supplies.
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Recommend staffing actions like hiring and promotions.
  • Dispatch bus drivers and monitor routes to ensure schedules are met and to solve operating problems.
  • Monitor and use signal and track switch control panel of subway systems.
  • Prepare work reports and budgets, and monitor expenses.

Sample job titles

  • bus dispatcher
  • bus inspector
  • light rail transit (LRT) operations supervisor
  • school bus drivers supervisor
  • subway operators supervisor
  • subway traffic controller
  • transit mobile inspector
  • truck drivers foreman/woman
  • urban transit system foreman/woman

Skills

Leadership and effective spoken and written communication skills are needed, and you must be able to work well with a variety of people. You must be responsible and well organized and be able to prepare cost estimates, maintain production schedules, supervise staff, and able to work as part of a team. You should also be prepared to keep up with new techniques, equipment, and materials.

Job requirements

  • High school.
  • Several years of experience as a driver or operator of motor transport or ground transit equipment.

Other considerations

There is little movement between jobs in the different transportation sectors of this group.

By the numbers

Quick look

215

employed in 2016

95.3%

employed full-time

9.3%

self employed

18.6%
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81.4%
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51.6

median age

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

57,925

employed in 2016

85.9%

employed full-time

11.8%

self employed

5.3%
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94.7%
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46.8

median age

Where will I likely work?

37.2%

Halifax

25.6%

Annapolis Valley

16.3%

Cape Breton

14.0%

North Shore

7.0%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

58.5%

Transportation and warehousing

12.2%

Public administration

9.8%

Educational services

9.8%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

4.9%

Construction

What is the age of Employment?

35.0%

35-44

28.0%

55-64

23.0%

45-54

9.0%

65+

5.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

24.4%

45-54

22.1%

55-64

17.7%

35-44

17.7%

25-34

10.9%

15-24

Top levels of education

37.2%

High school

$64,028 median annual income
27.9%

College Diploma

$62,686 median annual income
20.9%

Trade Certification

$60,106 median annual income
11.6%

Less than high school

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.2%

Trade Certification

$46,494 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$31,260 median annual income
22.3%

College Diploma

$42,050 median annual income
18.7%

Less than high school

$28,319 median annual income
2.8%

Bachelor

$30,527 median annual income

Education & training

Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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