Careers - Venture Logistics

Position:  PM Driver Manager
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Job Id:  255
# of Openings:  1

Driver Manager
Venture Logistics is an asset based, privately held transportation company with over 900 tractors and 3500 trailers. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, and are currently seeking a motivated, passionate Driver Manager to manage our growing business and join our talented team at our Lafayette, IN facility.
Overall purpose for Driver Manager:
  • Manage the utilization and service of an assigned group of Driver associates and maintain DOT regulations and customer expectations. This position must be able to balance company expectations, customer demands and compliance, as well as the responsibility for retention of our Driver associates.
  • The Driver Manager will work at the direction of and report to the Operations Manager in Lafayette, IN.
Essential duties and responsibilities for Driver Manager:
  • Maintain our Customers (Drivers, internal and external customers) and ensure their needs are taken care of in a timely and professional manner.
  • Manage your Drivers: turnover, attendance/time out of service, idle/PM’s, and service to our customers within company guidelines and goals.
  • Communicate and handle all issues that surface with your drivers; i.e. all payroll inquiries/issues, any personal issues, concerns, disciplinary action, and counseling. Total management of your personnel is expected in this position.
  • Maintain data integrity for system accuracy.
  • Ensure all drivers are trained and utilizing their PeopleNet properly.
  • Plan all loads out weekly, confirm driver acceptance and communicate expectations of service.
  • Proactive communication to 3PL on any route delays
Ideal Driver Manager candidate will possess:
  • Five (5) years’ experience in transportation or logistics.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and problems diplomatically.
  • Ability to handle criticism positively without emotion.
  • Knowledge of TMW Office Suite preferred.
Requirements for Driver Manager:
  • High school diploma required.
  • Prefer an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Logistics, or Transportation related field.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate with many levels of personnel – internal and external customers.
  • Ability to strive for process improvement.
  • Occasional Saturday's depending on the customers schedule.  The hours would be the same as your normal shift.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
  • Transportation and Logistics: 5 years

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