Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.5% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Other Job Titles Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers May Have

Distribution Center Manager, Distribution Manager, Fleet Manager, Global Transportation Manager, Logistics Director, Logistics Operations Manager, Shipping Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Transportation Manager, Warehouse Supervisor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director ,

Nevada Department of Transportation

My day includes a lot of meetings and preparation. The issues being discussed are largely big picture policy items and not the tactical day-to-day decisions, though some of those happen too. The focus is on how to best spend the limited resources we have (primarily human and funding) to ensure that the state's transportation system is best meeting the needs of everyone using it.

Head Logistics Expert

Lots of things being completed: every little thing being perfected for maximum production. I sometimes design ideas for better communication, sometimes methods for better interaction, and usually solve everyday problems. If the coffee guy's already out, I find a way to get someone else's request. If something never got filed, I take it upon myself to make the filing process easier for them. I'm basically the company's glue for filling in all the little cracks.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.

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