Transport Planner

Stranraer, Scotland, gb
Company: Michael Page
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-06-14 06:00:47

  • Plan and manage drivers, vehicles and sub-contractors to allocated routes and loads
  • Issue daily instructions and communicate nature of work
  • Maintain high levels of customer satisfaction - keep in regular contact with drivers, and subcontractors
  • Ensure maximum use of resources in a cost-effective manner - Proactively work to reduce late deliveries and missed time slots
  • Minimise fuel costs and maximise driver hours through forward planning, back-loading and identifying areas of cost saving - strong organisational skills
  • Brief and debrief drivers - ensure WTD and Tachograph requirements
  • Keep up to date with current legislation regarding Road Haulage regulations
  • Update company systems to ensure efficient operations
  • Ensure driver requirements are enforced as per plan.
  • Assess and induct all new drivers
  • Use performance statistics and deliver training to proactively manage the driver performance
  • Provide new starter training / Inductions/ SWP's
  • Ensure that all training documentation is completed, maintained and up to date
  • Report on (both verbal and written) the ability and performance of drivers
  • Issue certificates and maintain records for all drivers
  • The Successful Applicant

  • Knowledge of Road Transport Directive and current drivers' hours
  • Essential skills in LGV C&E Driving Licence
  • Qualified Drug and Alcohol Tester
  • A good standard of computer literacy, particularly MS Office applications
  • What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff facilities including vending machines and canteen area
  • Access to our benefits platform: discounts on high street retailers, utilities, holidays and cinema tickets
  • Health cash plans: Hospital, dental and optical
  • Training and development with career progression opportunities and MANY MORE
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