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Transportation Manager Interview Questions

27 Transportation Manager Interview Questions
Question 1 of 27
What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve it?
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Tell the interviewer your greatest weakness which can nevertheless benefit you in this position.

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"I am sometimes overly independent and incredibly meticulous as I am used to completing projects on my own instead of delegating them, to complete them in a quicker fashion. But throughout my career, I have come to realize that I am working as part of a team of professionals who are as capable as I am and whose perspective can be greatly valuable. As such, I do my best to seek my colleagues' input as much as possible as we are all working to benefit the company."
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How do you ensure you are meeting all deadlines?
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Tell the interviewer about your time management and organizational skills.

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"I always meet deadlines because I am extremely organized and do not wait at the last minute to get started on projects. I use lists and calendar reminders to ensure I do not forget anything and I review these lists daily."
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Tell me about your detail oriented capabilities.
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Tell the interviewer about your detail oriented capabilities in a work environment by providing an example in a professional or volunteer capacity, or alternatively in a university setting.

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"I believe detail oriented capabilities are essential to successfully perform in any position. I can proudly say I am incredibly meticulous. For instance, when working for (X company) as (X position title), I (X example in a professional capacity preferably similar to the position you applied for, proving you already have the capabilities and experience required for this job)."
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Question 4 of 27
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Transportation Manager?
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Provide an answer as to the reasons that led you to pursue a career in transportation management, and link this answer to the position you are applying for - so as to demonstrate your chosen career field/original career goal is in line with this role.

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"I decided to pursue a career in transportation management because I (X reasons for pursuing that career, such as passion for this field or having a parent who worked in this field). I also sincerely feel the position I applied for is a perfect fit as I already possess the personality traits and required experience for this role."
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Question 5 of 27
Provide an example of a time when your ethics were tested and how you addressed the situation.
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Provide an example in a position held in a professional or volunteer capacity, or alternatively in a university setting, e.g., when working on a project with classmates.

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"When working for (X company) as a/an (X position title), we had to complete a group project (... what happened in this project when your ethics were tested). As this was dishonest, I (... what you did to remain ethical)."
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About Transportation Manager

August 28th, 2018

Transportation managers are responsible for overseeing the shipment of all goods into and out of the company. Part of their job involves making sure that all shipments are handled efficiently, safely, and within the stipulated budget. They are also known as fleet or freight managers.
A high school diploma or equivalent is sufficient to get hired as a transportation manager in a smaller organization. However, larger companies will require all applicants to have a bachelor's degree at the minimum. Transport managers are typically employed by freight companies, warehousing organizations, manufacturing companies, and government agencies.
The first thing your interviewer will want to know is if you have had any first-hand experience as a transportation manager and what were your responsibilities at that time. They will also ask you if you have the leadership qualities and communication skills to give instructions and handle the staff. Want to know what questions to expect? You can see a list of commonly asked questions at mock interview questions.