The knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the CTP® Examination are determined by the results of a comprehensive job analysis study conducted by The NPTC Institute and for the position of Fleet/Transportation Manager.
The CTP curriculum established through the results of the Job Analysis, utilizing the 48 tasks, includes the following:
- Establish or manage financial goals, capital investment programs, budgets, and operating plans for transportation operations.
- Establish or manage a competitive, cost effective transportation operation.
- Direct or perform daily financial transportation activities.
- Measure and report financial performance against budget.
- Recommend allocations and/or adjustments to transportation budgets in response to changing conditions.
- Develop and implement new methods of cost control.
- Identify and establish additional revenue generating programs.
- Select and negotiate with suppliers and develop, award, and administer contracts for transportation operations.
- Proactively communicate the value and objectives of transportation.
- Establish financial policies and procedures to ensure alignment between company and transportation objectives.
- Negotiate equipment and lease prices.
- Establish performance standards and processes to optimize operations, increase customer satisfaction, and control costs.
- Implement performance standards and processes for optimizing operations, customer satisfaction, and controlling costs.
- Evaluate performance standards and processes for optimizing operations, customer satisfaction, and controlling costs.
- Direct the assignment and scheduling of vehicles, equipment, and personnel for optimal utilization.
- Establish performance requirements for personnel.
- Coordinate delivery needs with customer.
- Explore synergism of Compensated Intercorporate Hauling (CIH).
- Optimize company fleet and contract carriage relationships.
- Oversee outsourcing agreements for contracted services.
- Develop contingency plans to provide services in emergency situations.
- Evaluate technological advances; acquire and implement.
- Ensure compliance with tax, licensing, and permitting requirements.
- Ensure cost effective consumption of fuel.
- Coordinate transportation activities with other company functions.
- Establish company environmental, health, and safety policies and standards concerning transportation.
- Monitor and evaluate safety and environmental programs and training to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
- Develop and implement safety and environmental programs in conjunction with personnel training.
- Establish and manage environmental and safety regulations as they apply specifically to the facility.
- Provide assistance and information to resolve all fleet-related insurance claims such as vehicle accidents, OS (over, shortage, and damage), workers' compensation, hazardous materials, unemployment, property, etc.
- Plan staffing needs; hire and assign qualified employees.
- Train employees on policies and procedures.
- Monitor and report compliance with policies and procedures.
- Enforce compliance with policies and procedures.
- Maintain up-to-date personnel records.
- Audit driver qualification files.
- Establish and/or manage and/or negotiate employee compensation, incentive programs, and benefits for union and non-union personnel.
- Establish and monitor career development path for all personnel.
- Administer an employee performance evaluation program.
- Promote a work environment that is conducive to safety, productivity and employee retention.
Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
- Establish vehicle and equipment requirements.
- Develop functional vehicle and equipment specifications in accordance with the company strategic plan.
- Establish guidelines for the acquisition, replacement, and deployment of vehicles and equipment.
- Manage the development, implementation, and upgrading of technology used in vehicle and equipment operations.
- Provide formal guidance on effective vehicle and equipment maintenance.
- Develop strategic programs to reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability of vehicles and equipment.
- Monitor and evaluate performance of vehicle and equipment maintenance personnel.
- Promote coordination between vehicle/equipment manufacturers and suppliers regarding the full range of maintenance-related issues and programs.
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