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Top 25 Transportation Manager Interview Questions

Question 1 of 27
How do you ensure you are meeting all deadlines?
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Question 2 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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Question 3 of 27
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
Tell me about yourself and your experience against the position you applied for.
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Provide an overview of your professional experience while putting emphasis on your transportation management experience as per the advertised position, proving you indeed have the qualifications required for this position.

Review the job description before your interview and answer this question by selecting some of the main duties on the posting and telling the interviewer you have performed these duties in the past, when and how.

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"I pursued a Bachelor's degree in X at (X university) and upon graduation I worked as an Intern for (X company) where I was responsible for (X transportation management related duties). Since this internship, I have also gained considerable transportation management experience working for (X company) where I managed (X management related duties) and for (X company) where I was responsible for (X management related duties). These are some of the reasons I believe I am a perfect fit for your position."
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Question 6 of 27
Tell me about the most challenging work you have had to do in your career.
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Question 7 of 27
You may be required to lift heavy boxes. In that respect, do you have any physical restrictions?
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Question 8 of 27
How do you evaluate success in your career?
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Question 9 of 27
Tell me about the accomplishment your are the most proud of.
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Question 10 of 27
Provide an example of a time you went above and beyond to successfully complete a project.
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Question 11 of 27
What duties are the easiest and most difficult for you to perform?
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Question 12 of 27
Tell me about your philosophy toward work.
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Question 13 of 27
What do you look for in an employer?
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Question 14 of 27
Tell me about your relationship with your colleagues.
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Question 15 of 27
Tell me about your experience with a difficult superior, and how you resolved the situation.
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Question 16 of 27
Tell me about your ability to handle stress and pressure.
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Question 17 of 27
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 18 of 27
What are your long term career goals?
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Question 19 of 27
How will working for our company help you reach your professional goals?
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Question 20 of 27
How would you describe your management style?
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Question 21 of 27
How have you or would you handle criticism?
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Question 22 of 27
What is your greatest strength, and how will it help you as a Transportation Manager?
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Question 23 of 27
What do you know about our company?
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Question 24 of 27
What motivates you in your career?
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Question 25 of 27
How would your current or former employer describe your work ethics?
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Question 26 of 27
What are your short-term career goals, i.e., four to five years from now?
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Question 27 of 27
Provide an example of a time when your ethics were tested and how you addressed the situation.
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About Transportation Manager

August 18th, 2017

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.

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