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

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 135 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 4040 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 8425 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia, with employment around 600. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. 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. Also, a large percentage of the workforce is self-employed which should be an important consideration for those thinking about employment in the occupation.

Hourly Pay

$17.85

Minimum

$27.88

Median

$46.70

Maximum

Annual Pay

$9,495

Minimum

$62,540

Median

$90,660

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$15.00

Minimum

$24.00

Median

$37.00

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 foreperson
  • urban transit system foreperson

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

$72,002 median annual income
25.6%

Annapolis Valley

$64,038 median annual income
16.3%

Cape Breton

$35,663 median annual income
14.0%

North Shore

N/A
7.0%

Southern

N/A

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%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

9.8%

Educational 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

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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