Careers - Venture Logistics

Position:  Driver Manager / Planner
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Job Id:  327
# of Openings:  1

 
Position Description
          
 
Venture Logistics
 
 
 
HR DEPARTMENT ONLY
FLSA: Exempt
Job Class: Administrative – Salary
Job Code:  
Position Title: Driver Manager Company Code:  
Location: Kansas City, MO Date Approved: March 6, 2017
Reports to: Operations Manager Approved by: VP Human Resources
POSITION SUMMARY
Company Driver Managers focus on representing the best interests of both the Driver and the company.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS FOR THIS POSITION:
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Description

1. Communicate proactively and quickly to Planners, CSRs, and Drivers.
2. Build relationships with Drivers to understand their expectations and preferences.
3. Manages revenue and mileage goals for each driver and the fleet as a whole.  Counsels drivers who are not meeting metric goals/expectations.  Directly influences the routes assigned to the drivers for optimal success for the driver and company.
4. Oversees MPG performance for each driver and fleet as a whole.  Coaches all drivers who perform below MPG goals/expectations.
5. Help Drivers experience good weeks and good weekends
6. Determines which drivers may require termination based on poor performance.
7. Update ETA’s accurately and timely.
8. Update Total Mail accurately and timely
9. Alertly manage phone calls and phone messages
10. Provide warnings to CSRs and Planners when a Driver is going to be late or if the Driver has been sitting too long (detention) at a location.
11. Ensure the Driver performs safely.
12. Check in on all Drivers by 9:00am.
13. Regular and predictable attendance
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OTHER SIGNIFICANTJOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
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Description

1. Focus on good starts to each week (Monday mornings).
2. Help the Driver understand the plan.  And look ahead for the Driver ensuring that he/she will have a good week.
3. Sell the loads to the Drivers
4. Ensure Driver’s acceptance of a load.
5. Establish clear expectations for Drivers when they first begin at TransCorr.
6. Counsel/mentor/lead drivers
7. Update Expirations and Driver Statuses accurately and timely
8. Help Safety and Maintenance departments with safe equipment.
9. Utilize Trip Alert to quickly evaluate “red flag” situations. 
10. Comply with company policies and procedures and all applicable laws and regulations.
11. Additional duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate industry experience.
PREFERRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, Business, or any combination and experience, which would provide equivalent background

REQUIRED SKILLS (TECHNICAL, CLERICAL, LANGUAGE, ETC.)

  • Knowledgeable of the Transportation, Operations, and/or Logistics industries
  • Ability to resolve conflict and problems diplomatically
  • Ability to handle criticism positively without emotion
  • Knowledge of TMW Office Suite

PREFERRED SKILLS (TECHNICAL, CLERICAL, LANGUAGE, ETC.)

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 
  • The essential job functions and major job functions are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the job functions that an individual will be required or expected to perform. 
  • Position Descriptions may be changed or revised by the Company from time to time at its sole discretion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Position Description is not intended to guarantee, and does not guarantee, ongoing employment or employment for a definite term, either in this position or with the Company.  Absent an enforceable written contract to the contrary, and to the fullest extent allowed by federal, state and local law, an employee’s employment relationship with the Company is at-will.
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