Assistant Linehaul Manager

Gardewine - Winnipeg, MB (4 months ago)

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Gardewine is a Manitoba company, with terminals across Canada and a strong history that dates back to the 1950’s. Since being founded in the northern community of Flin Flon we have grown significantly by diversifying within the transportation industry. The most important aspect of our company’s operations is our dedicated people; our people will always be the source of our success and their safety and health will always come first. We are currently seeking a Assistant Line Haul Manager to join our team.

The Assistant Linehaul Manager will learn the role of a Linehaul Manager, which manages the Gardewine LTL and Dedicated freight network between our terminals and our customers in the utmost safe and efficient way every day. Working closely with senior managers in each province, you will develop a skilled and experienced operations team whose goal is to ensure the cost effective use of equipment and staff. Some Duties and Responsibilities include:

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate by being the ambassador of the Safety Program by being engaged, following and assisting in the implementation of all safety initiatives including accident investigations
Focus on Customer Service and the drive for excellence by ensuring on-time departures, on-time arrivals, correct staffing levels and availability of equipment
Assist HR in all WCB/WSIB claim management, including return to work program
Develop and maintain consistent and fair allocation of work between drivers, O/O’s; based on miles, skill set, and tenure
Monitor and process trip sheets ensuring the proper payment of work time and miles
Develop, monitor, and manage key indicators including but not limited to cost per mile, empty miles, LCV utilization, use of third party equipment, revenue per mile, temperature monitoring, and weight/cube on outbound terminals
Compile daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
Manage trailer and tractor banks on an on-going basis, focusing on utilization and productivity Communicate (individually and through group meetings) with drivers and address any issues/concerns on a timely basis, keeping Driver Services in the loop at all times
Ensure minimal equipment rentals through daily monitoring / management
Present challenges, opportunities or risks to the department to the Manager/Director as they arise
Assist with training, developing and performance management of linehaul team members
Participate in Freight Claims Investigations as required
Other duties and tasks that support departmental and organizational goals and objectives


Ideally you have three to five years working knowledge and experience in management within transportation operations. Demonstrated ability to manage a multifaceted linehaul operation utilizing standard operating procedures, key indicators, and sound management principles. Excellent employee relations, communication, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Applicants with related experience may be considered for this position.

We offer a work environment focused on continuous improvement supported by autonomy and empowerment with a competitive base salary; health benefits; life and disability insurance; retirement packages (Matched pension, RSP, Stock Options); and profit sharing program.

This position will work the day shift from Monday to Friday, however, will be required to be available outside of scheduled work hours and travel may be required.