Transport agent - Salary and Career
Specialists in Transport Logistics

Transport agent - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They control, program and coordinate transport operations in general, follow the loading, transshipment and unloading operations of cargo. They check the safety conditions of the means of transport and equipment used, as well as the cargo itself. They oversee storage and transport of cargo and operational efficiency of equipment and vehicles. They control financial resources and inputs, prepare the necessary documentation for the clearance of cargo and serve customers. Research prices for transport services, identify and schedule routes and report on conditions of transport and cargo.

How much does an Transport agent earn

A Transport agent earns between $1.256 and $4.244 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.979 and a median salary of $1.686 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 6.891 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Transport agent

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.979 23.752 495 10
1º Quartile 1.256 15.072 314 6
Median Salary 1.686 20.228 421 8
3º Quartile 3.236 38.837 809 16
Higher Salary 4.244 50.924 1.061 21

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • specialists in transport logistics

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Main workplaces

Specialists in Transport Logistics they work in intermodal transport companies, predominantly in air, water and land transport companies. Multimodal transport professionals can work face-to-face and remotely, by rotating shifts. Generally, they work in a multidisciplinary team, under occasional supervision. For these occupations, salaried work predominates, with a formal contract. Eventually, they perform activities that can lead to constant stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Specialists in Transport Logistics

The professionals of this occupational family, for the most part, have post-secondary education, with specialization or technological graduation in the area of transport. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience.

Functions and activities of Transport agent

Specialists in Transport Logistics must:

  • develop documents;
  • market research;
  • elaborate documents;
  • check means of transport, equipment and cargo safety;
  • service customers;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • serving customers;
  • training employees and interns;
  • train employees and interns;
  • customer service;
  • controlling financial resources and inputs;
  • check safety of means of transport, equipment and cargo;
  • define partnerships and service providers;
  • control transport operations;
  • control financial resources and inputs;
  • serve customers;
  • search market;

  • Activities

    • program cargo circulation;
    • coordinate cargo storage;
    • combine transport modes;
    • demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages;
    • check allowed weight;
    • prepare price and service proposals;
    • evaluate the incidence of equipment and vehicle failures;
    • inform yourself about the product to be transported;
    • schedule transport, shipment, transfer and disembarkation;
    • demonstrate reliability;
    • request customs inspection of cargo;
    • fill in forms;
    • provide load information for customer;
    • check cargo stowing;
    • activate the insurance company in cases of occurrence with the cargo;
    • provide cargo packing;
    • collect data from potential customers;
    • archive documents;
    • check cargo securing;
    • supervise operational efficiency of equipment and vehicles;
    • monitor customs inspection of cargo;
    • organize documents;
    • demonstrate trustworthiness;
    • schedule transport routing;
    • tag cargo;
    • elaborate price and service proposals;
    • analyze training needs;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • identify operational procedures of the customs area (port, airport, border, terminal);
    • develop cost and revenue spreadsheets;
    • forward documentation for official validation;
    • request cash from the client;
    • join events;
    • control fuel consumption;
    • collect volume and load demand data;
    • check invoices for payments and receipts of services;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • cargo label;
    • sort customers by demand (region, product type, volume, and others);
    • inform the financial sector about price and costs of services provided;
    • schedule transport, embarkation, transfer and disembarkation;
    • check customer satisfaction;
    • customer loyalty;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • record occurrences;
    • define technical criteria for service provision;
    • relocate equipment and vehicles;
    • inform the financial sector about the price and costs of services provided;
    • segregate cargo;
    • select training material;
    • evaluating the performance of employees and interns;
    • resize operational capabilities;
    • monitor loading and unloading of cargo;
    • send shipment confirmation and arrival notice;
    • assist in the preparation of contracts;
    • identify prices and services of your partners and competitors;
    • participate in events;
    • negotiate prices and payment terms;
    • identify transport routes;
    • contract transportation and equipment services;
    • search for customer solutions;
    • control expenses with freight and fees;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • check customer satisfaction;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • feed internal information systems;
    • coordinate collection and shipment of domestic cargo;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • require equipment and vehicle maintenance;
    • register cargo and transport data in the foreign trade system (siscarga);
    • arrange loading and unloading;
    • monitor maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
    • issue accountability reports;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • monitor customs clearance process;
    • provide dangerous goods documentation;
    • discriminate tax rates for each location and merchandise;
    • change cargo destination;
    • identify service structure in the transport, storage and distribution route;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • create reports;
    • demonstrate responsibility;
    • check documents;
    • define storage and transport conditions;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • check compliance with deadlines;
    • identify customer needs;
    • activate the insurance company in case of occurrence with the cargo;
    • select employees for course;
    • request maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
    • consult specialized information systems, government agencies and entities;
    • program circulation, replacement and storage of equipment;
    • issuing accountability reports;
    • update supplier registration;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • coordinate spawning (stuffing) and container spawning;
    • coordinate cargo removal services in customs transit regime;
    • introduce company and services;
    • collect data from potential suppliers;
    • analyze feasibility of new products and services;
    • guidance on technical procedures;
    • elaborate cost and revenue spreadsheets;

    Sectors that hire Transport agent the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • road cargo transport
    • air transport auxiliary activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • forwarding of cargo
    • loading and unloading
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • regular passenger air transport
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties

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