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Last Updated: March, 2017
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Transport Administrators carry out a variety of administrative tasks for bus, coach or road haulage companies.
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Transport Administrators are responsible for carrying out tasks under the direction of a road transport manager. These tasks are mainly administrative and financial duties connected to the movement of goods and passengers by road.
Duties may include estimating the costs of haulage, invoicing clients, lodging payments and general office work such as dealing with paperwork and storing information either by filing or on computer. They can also be responsible for organising rotas and arranging for the delivery and collection of goods.
Clerks dealing with the transportation of road passengers have additional duties such as dealing with passenger enquiries and complaints.
Transport Administrators are frequently required to work unsupervised, so it is important that you can demonstrate self-reliance and the ability to work efficiently.
A good knowledge of geography is an advantage. A basic knowledge of computer operations is useful as many of the systems in a road transport office are computerised. You need to have good customer service skills and be polite and able to deal with difficult or unhappy customers.
|Organisation:||Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Ireland|
|Address:||1 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2|
|Tel:||Freephone 1890 2525 99|
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