Transportation Mock Interview

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At Company ABC we connect businesses who need to ship their goods to companies who require those goods. This means that relationships are everything to us. What is your customer service philosophy?

"I noticed on your website that you value your clients by actively listening to their needs. You also survey them regularly while staying on top of industry trends so that you can provide them with innovative new services. To me, customer service goes beyond friendliness and efficiency. You need to understand your customer's business needs and have the ability to analyze their future needs so that you can respond appropriately to their business landscape changes."

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32 Transportation Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. At Company ABC we connect businesses who need to ship their goods to companies who require those goods. This means that relationships are everything to us. What is your customer service philosophy?

  • 2. Although we have a great training program at Company ABC, we are seeking to hire someone with an intermediate level of experience in our industry. What types of transportation services are you most experienced with?

  • 3. We run Company ABC as a 24/7 operation. Do you have any limitations on your hours and availability?

  • 4. Considering the multiple competitors that we have, why do you want to work for Company ABC?

  • 5. At Company ABC all of our transportation vehicles are outfitted with Qualcomm on-board computers. Do you have experience with this type of equipment?

  • 6. Company ABC provides transport services to a multitude of clients. What do you know about our clientele and the channels of business we service?

  • 7. Productivity and communication are our top concerns at Company ABC. In your opinion, what suffers the most when synergy between dispatcher and driver is not present?

  • 8. We seek to promote those who show initiative at Company ABC. Where would you like to see your career grow in the next 5 years?

  • 9. The transportation industry is ever-changing. At Company ABC we seek to hire individuals with a keen interest in this industry. How do you stay up to date on transportation related current events?

  • 10. Because of the nature of business at Company ABC we conduct background checks on employees. This includes criminal background, credit, drivers abstract, and education verification checks. Are you willing to comply?

  • 11. Describe an ongoing problem at your current or former employer that you were able to overcome.

  • 12. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  • 13. When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?

  • 14. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

  • 15. How would you describe your work ethic?

  • 16. How would you describe your written communication skills?

  • 17. How would you describe your personality?

  • 18. When have you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem?

  • 19. When you have a problem at work are you one to carefully consider what is at stake or do you jump in and hope for the best?

  • 20. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 21. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

  • 22. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

  • 23. How can we motivate you on the job?

  • 24. When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?

  • 25. What personal traits do you look for in people you are hiring?

  • 26. How do you balance life and work?

  • 27. What sources do you look to when solving complicated problems?

  • 28. What are your salary expectations?

  • 29. What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a new job?

  • 30. How long have you been looking for a job?

  • 31. Do you believe it is possible to be a good team member yet disagree with the leader?

  • 32. You have a couple of gaps in your resume. Can you explain these?