Dispatch Planner

AYR MOTOR EXPRESS - Woodstock, NB (30+ days ago)

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AYR Motor Express is currently seeking 2 Dispatch Planners to work in our Woodstock, NB office. In this role the incumbent will be responsible for the planning and assignment of trucks to load for delivery and pick-up for various customers in a defined geographical area; ensure there is enough freight to keep all trucks moving; and dispatch trucks. This will be accomplished by working collaboratively with Dispatchers, Drivers, Driver Planning and the Management Team. This position requires a strong understanding of planning, problem solving and efficient use of resources.


  • 4 days on with 4 days off rotation
  • 10 hour day shift

Main Duties

  • Strategically plan and assign trucks to load for delivery and pick-up for various customers.
  • Trouble shoot changes to plans and reorganize to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Ensure there is enough freight to keep all trucks moving
  • Find additional loads and assign to trucks when necessary
  • Closely monitor on-time movement of all customer loads
  • Make pick-up/delivery appointment as needed
  • Communicate plans clearly with Dispatch and Drivers
  • Dispatch trucks

Education and Skills Requirements

  • 1-3 years of transportation & truck dispatch experience
  • 1-3 years of experience planning customer loads & freight movements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new programs
  • Knowledge of Hours of Service requirements and legislation is an asset
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Analytical skills and Detail oriented
  • Proven ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • TruckMate experience is an asset

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company Pension
  • Dental Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Care


  • Load Planning: 1 year (Required)
  • Truck Dispatch: 1 year (Required)