How to Manage Transport Business

Having your own transport business will call for some of your time and attention, not to mention plenty of effort and perseverance. In owning this kind of venture, there is a need for you to be aware of all the pertinent things associated with it.

This is now your best opportunity to know how to manage transport business in a way that is most effective.

Operating your own business is far from being a task that is free from any hassles. Your only hope to attain your goals in this kind of business is to be properly equipped with all the important information regarding how to manage transport business. What are these things that you must never miss knowing?

Good Candidates for the Transport Business

Is it possible to have a transport business even if you do not own any vehicles? Yes, it is but only if you are complete with the know-how’s, client as well as the needed information that will supply you with the contracts with transport carriers. Who are the people who are most suitable for this business?

  • Those who want a business that is recession proof, something that can bring in large profits without costing you a lot.
  • Those who want their businesses to be expanded.
  • Those who are not after shady and home businesses.
  • Those who are serious entrepreneurs.
  • Those who would not like second bond on their houses just so they can start their business.

In case that even of the things mentioned above apply to you, then, you are definitely the perfect candidate for the transport business. But the downside here is that you might fail before actually starting and this is simply due to the fact that you lack the needed information.

Information That You Should Not Miss

Before you jump to the transport business sector, you will definitely need some knowledge about:

  • How the business works
  • How the business needs to be setup
  • How to get financing when the business calls for it
  • How to set up the manuals for operation
  • How to land contracts with the clients
  • How to land contracts with transport companies
  • How to build leads


More Things You Must be Aware Of

Marketing the business is another thing that you must not fail to consider. In managing a transport business, marketing plays a vital role in being known by more potential clients. You must also write your business plan and discover how much you might aware and what the possible costs are.

Start Your Business Now!

With a transport business, you will be able to secure immunity to the economical state which means that you will be assured of a much established spot in the commerce world.


  • Nour El Khouly said on September 14, 2012
    We have fleet of buses for inbound tourism, ranging several sizes from 7 seaters up to 50 seaters. We would like to have the best practices to maintain, sustain and manage our fleet in a comprehensive role.
  • SSERWADDA ROBERT said on December 21, 2012
    Hi, Am in East africa, Kampala-Uganda, in kampala city. i am interested for the business of transport but from getting loan from bank . I would like to deal with transporting tourists within East Africa but my head office based in Kampala and within big towns in i would put sub-offices. Conducting all this with big people in all countries to avoid disturbances in the course of all. Thanks regards Robert Sserwadda.
  • elvis Ogboi said on May 3, 2013
    Thanks very much for the insight. information is vital in this sector. Please could you send me basic information I need in setting transport business without fund.thank you.
  • musa james said on June 19, 2013
    i want to go into transport business in lagos,nigeria
  • Tendekai Gwatidzo said on July 4, 2013
    i am looking forward into transport management. Bought a 16 seater bus and wish to us this and expand into transport. i will be glad to get ideas on how best to run the business
  • joey mahlangu said on July 25, 2013
    My business is based in Northcliff. It is a school transportation which I want to expand. Who and where can I get more information from and training for my drivers. I also would like to expand into tours. Kindly educate me.
  • Ebrima said on September 3, 2013
    i am trying to start a passenger transport company with zero experience in the business. Actually, I have MBA from London and have decided to come home and contribute to the national development of my country. The business will be in the Gambia and the key source of finance will be the little savings I will be doing and a loan from the bank. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards
  • Obinna said on October 20, 2013
    Please kindly enlighten Me, i would like to start. A commercial bus transport Business in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. Planning to start with 14 seater bus.
  • Mr J said on October 27, 2013
    My business is located in Soroti, Uganda, East Africa. Am into this business, 4 months now. revenue good and promising. Am actually working on my expansion plan. For those of you interested, be prepared to deal with employees. They are really the mother of all stress in this business most especially if your business involves cash transactions with customers. The good news is that this business needs little money to start because car dealers offer trade credit interest free, banks can also give additional credit and you top up with your little savings. All you need is an assured and reliable customer base.
  • Rumo Logistics Ltd said on June 8, 2014
    Business is located in Kampala Uganda. It deals in passengers' transport, Most times I have had issues with untrustworthy drivers, how do I tame them so that I manage the business profitably. As a director do I need to undergo a short course to help me manage my business well?
  • shabaz khan pathan said on September 25, 2014
    hi this is shabaz . I am a student I want a set up a transport business in hubli karnataka so ...
  • Leonard Githinji said on November 6, 2014
    I had my own truck, but i had to sell it off after my drivers became untrustworthy. I still have my passion on transport though i don't have my own vehicles. I have started a Facebook page as a form of advert. I need to know how to approach clients and how to set up charges.Thanks
  • kingsley said on November 27, 2014
    I am planning to start daily leasing of bus/car biz in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria. What do i need to know before starting. Thanks
  • GIFT. EDHOUWOU said on December 5, 2014
    I am planning to start daily bus transportation business in edo state in Nigeria. what do i need to know before starting.
  • Musamali R said on January 2, 2015
    I'm in Uganda, civil servant, handling a number of Vehicles(fleet). How best will my chart/table look like for all this Vehicles in terms of Fuel, service, Repair, Supplies, etc. That it can be checked at any given time for appropriate action. This is good for me also to reduce cost if well planed.
  • Sadrajeya Muru Transport said on March 11, 2015
    We are established in Masai, Johor state in South Malaysia next to Singapore. We own 5 tonne transportation trucks for general cargo with a capacity of 17ft x 7ft truck for carriage. Need full ideas to manage this business and grow
  • Benneth said on April 10, 2015
    Thanks for your rich information on transportation business. Please i leave in Lagos Nigeria. Right now, am working on going into transportation business, am starting with a bus and am going to drive it by myself. Please what must i avoid in the business? Thank you.
  • Kanema Chizombu said on April 16, 2015
    Help me with information on how to com up with a proper business plan esp on a person trying to setup bus commuter business
  • Tochukwu said on May 1, 2015
    Please I would like to start a transport business in Enugu state, NIGERIA. I need some little more enlightenment on how to run it successfully.
  • Jalo said on December 24, 2015
    Transport business vis really lucrative especially in Africa with the participation of the private sector. The problem however is with drivers who are not trustworthy in the case of small businesses and startups. How would ensure the loyalty and trustworthiness of your drivers?
  • moses said on February 3, 2016
    moses from ghana and I want to start a transport business. can u pls teach me how to start it n how I can manage it.
  • Grahamic jude said on February 16, 2016
    My name grahamic jude i want to start a transportation business at my place i easy part of nigeria i will need your arrive to start well... Thanks.
  • Chima beginner adviser said on May 14, 2016
    My Name is Chima, Nigerian. A Bachelor's of Logistics management in Transportation management technology . You can consult me for more information transportation business strategies. || Consultant

  • Cyril said on August 22, 2016
  • Ebrima Kebbeh said on April 1, 2021
    My name is Ebrima Kebbeh currently living in The Gambia, I really have passion of starting my own business, transportation business I what I really want to do, am planning to start with a four passenger taxi and if that one goes well then I can look at a way forward, but am not a driver, I want to give it to a driver it. I need your advice please.
  • Tawanda said on August 6, 2022
    I am a foreigner intending to relocate, start and run a transport business in Uganda, first specializing in passenger transportation. I have vast experience from my country, though. I am seeking information on passenger transport in Uganda?vehicle importation laws, duties, etc.
  • Benjamin moshels said on December 2, 2022
    I am Benjamin. Starting a transport business has always been a dream that I want to live in now. I've already got someone to provide me with two vans in the course I'm just finding it hard to operate the business since I'm green about how to start and run it. Mostly I am untreated in providing logistic and delivery services. So I call upon your help because the truth is that I almost know nothing about the business. I live in Uganda. Thank you.


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