Traffic management is a key branch within logistics. It concerns the planning, control and purchasing of transport services needed to physically move vehicles (for example aircraft, road vehicles, rolling stock and watercraft) and freight.
Traffic management is implemented by people working with different job titles in different branches:
- Within freight and cargo logistics: traffic manager, assessment of hazardous and awkward materials, carrier choice and fees, demurragedocumentation, expediting, freight consolidation, insurance, consignment and tracking
- Within air traffic management: air traffic controller
- Within rail traffic management: rail traffic controller, train dispatcher or signalman
- Withinroad traffic management: traffic controller.