A transportation coordinator, also known as a transport co-ordinator or logistics coordinator, plans and manages logistics systems and delivery routes for companies. These individuals use their customer service, organizational, and problem-solving skills to optimize the routing of deliveries for maximum efficiency in meeting company goals and customer needs. They work closely with delivery drivers, managers, and clients to ensure delivery information is accurate and communicated to the correct parties in a timely manner.
This role is especially important on film sets, where transport coordinators work to procure transportation vehicles that get cast and crew plus equipment from one location to the next during production. They also help plan and coordinate transportation-related information with locations and other businesses that are used for filming. This includes scouting out lots, hiring transportation vehicles that will fit specific requirements for a location and ensuring that the film crew has access to transport when they need it.
In addition to logistics management duties, some transportation coordinators provide customer service by responding to client complaints or tracking lost shipments. Others may interact with warehouse or storage facilities to maintain optimal inventory levels. They must have excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as strong attention to detail. Some employers require a high school diploma or GED certificate for this job, while others prefer a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, transportation, or business administration.