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Transportation Management Coordinator (88N)

Transportation and Aviation Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

Army troops, equipment and supplies can't transport themselves. That's where the Army vehicles enter into the picture. Together, the United States Armed Forces own and operate over 50,000 heavy trucks and buses. It's up to the Transportation Management Coordinators to organize and oversee the scheduling of these vehicles, which include semi-tractor trailers, heavy troop transports and passenger buses.

Transportation Management Coordinators are primarily responsible for convoys, bills of lading, scheduling and securing modes of transportation of personnel and equipment. Some of your duties as a Transportation Management Coordinator may include:

  • Advising military and Department of Defense civilians of their entitlement for shipment of personal property and passenger travel
  • Requesting and coordinating transport capability to meet missions
  • Marking and labeling cargo and freight shipments in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Documenting and inventorying freight, cargo and material shipments of all types
  • Operating automated data terminal equipment
  • Arranging documentation and reports for follow-up or response to tracer actions

Training:

Job training for a Transportation Management Coordinator consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. You'll learn how to:

  • Determine most efficient modes of transportation
  • Mark and label cargo
  • Prepare transportation documents
  • Operate data data-terminal equipment

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest or experience in coordinating fleets of motor vehicles
  • An interest in planning events
  • An interest in motor vehicles

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Transportation Management Coordinators supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Transportation Management Coordinator, you may be involved in:

  • Researching, interpreting, preparing and coordinating actions pertaining to travel entitlement
  • Functioning as the customs officer for shipment releases in overseas theaters
  • Operating as quality control noncommissioned officer for commercial movement contracts
  • Monitoring all freight, cargo and material shipments to ensure accountability
  • Identifying and reporting problem areas within the traffic management system to prevent additional costs, losses and damage