1526 Transportation route and crew schedulers

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Lead statement

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating personnel. They are employed by municipal transit commissions, truck, delivery and courier companies, railways, airlines and by other transportation establishments in both the private and public sectors.

Example Titles

  • bus scheduler
  • transit scheduler
  • schedule analyst
  • transportation schedules writer
  • train scheduler
  • truck scheduler
  • crew scheduler – transportation
  • flight crew scheduler

Main duties

Transportation route and crew schedulers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Review schedule requisitions, passenger counts and cargo, running times, distances, personnel availability and other pertinent information to establish schedule parameters
  • Design new or modify existing schedules using computer software or other methods
  • Incorporate into route plan factors such as peak travel periods, holidays, special events and construction with emphasis on time and cost efficiency
  • Assign personnel to equipment and routes and schedule work shifts
  • Compile equipment and personnel records, including hours in service, distances, maintenance, repairs required and other data, to produce operating reports
  • May prepare user guides and other public service information.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Several years of experience in an appropriate transportation sector are usually required.
  • On-the-job training may be provided.

Additional information

  • Mobility between occupations in this group is limited due to the requirement of specific transportation sector experience.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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