Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators

NOC 7305


Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate activities of truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, subway and other transit operators, chauffeurs and taxi and limousine drivers. This unit group also includes bus dispatchers who co-ordinate the activities of transit system bus drivers and subway traffic controllers who operate and monitor signal and track switch control panels. They are employed by motor transportation and ground transit companies and by urban transit systems.


  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trucks, buses, subway trains, light rail transit, street cars, taxis and other transport vehicles
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • Dispatch bus drivers and monitor routes to ensure schedules are met and to resolve operating problems
  • Monitor and operate signal and track switch control panel of subway systems
  • Prepare work reports and budgets, and monitor expenditures.

Other Titles

  • Bus Inspector
  • Subway Traffic Controller
  • Transit Mobile Inspector
  • Bus Dispatcher
  • Urban Transit System Foreman/Woman
  • Light Rail Transit (LRT) Operators Supervisor

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)


  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Production and Processing

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Not required


  • Several years as a driver or operator of motor transport or ground transit equipment are usually required

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed in this unit group are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$64,826 $69,786 $56,273 $59,482

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
484 – Truck Transportation 50 50

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Dev elopement 2016 in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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