Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers

(NOC 1526)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating workers. They work for municipal transit commissions, truck, delivery and courier companies, railways, airlines and by other transportation organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate 3555 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 9370 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

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 remain largely the same over the next few years. With a small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions. Also, a average portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

Hourly Pay

$15.38

Minimum

$25.00

Median

$32.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$22,191

Minimum

$43,794

Median

$77,657

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$15.00

Minimum

$23.00

Median

$38.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating workers. They work for municipal transit commissions, truck, delivery and courier companies, railways, airlines and by other transportation organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Job duties

Transportation route and crew schedulers:

  • Review schedule requisitions, passenger counts and cargo, running times, distances, personnel availability, and other important information to establish schedule constraints.
  • Design new or modify existing schedules using computer software or other methods.
  • Incorporate into route plan factors like peak travel periods, holidays, special events and construction with emphasis on time and cost efficiency.
  • Assign workers to equipment and routes and schedule work shifts.
  • Compile equipment and personnel records, including hours in service, distances, maintenance, repairs required and other data, to produce operating reports.
  • May prepare user guides and other public service information.

Sample job titles

  • bus transportation service coordinator
  • crew dispatcher
  • crew scheduler, transportation
  • flight scheduler
  • schedule control clerk
  • scheduler - transit system
  • transit planner
  • transportation clerk
  • transportation route scheduler
  • truck scheduler

Skills

  • You must be organized and pay attention to detail. Your work must be accurate. Good communication skills are important. You need to be able to work as part of a team. Computer skills and the ability to work with technology may be helpful.

Job requirements

  • High school is required.
  • On-the-job training may be provided.

Other considerations

None

By the numbers

Quick look

170

employed in 2016

88.6%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

62.9%
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37.1%
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45.5

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

55.6%

Halifax

$43,784 median annual income
25.0%

Annapolis Valley

$49,722 median annual income
8.3%

North Shore

N/A
5.6%

Cape Breton

N/A
5.6%

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

42.4%

Transportation and warehousing

12.1%

Health care and social assistance

9.1%

Public administration

6.1%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

6.1%

Manufacturing

What is the age of Employment?

40.0%

45-54

29.0%

35-44

17.0%

25-34

14.0%

55-64

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

31.4%

College Diploma

$37,097 median annual income
31.4%

Bachelor

$42,529 median annual income
17.1%

High school

$46,722 median annual income
11.4%

Trade Certification

N/A
5.7%

Less than high school

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College Diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Trade Certification

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 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

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic
Truro, NS

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