Driver Manager (afternoon shift)

Carmen Transportation - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Many regional Canadian trucking companies started as a family enterprise but have been integrated into larger national corporations. At Carmen, we’re proud to still be a 100% family owned and operated transportation company. As a mid-size transportation company we have incorporated the processes, technology and training necessary to compete with much larger trucking companies. Yet, we have maintained the personal service approach that only a smaller organization can offer.

This is why we believe in choosing the right people to represent our company. We are looking for people that CARE as it’s ingrained in our culture with every truckload shipment placed.

We are currently looking to add a Driver Manager (AFTERNOON SHIFT) to our growing team!

We offer competitive salary, benefits and pension plan.

Overview

As the liaison between our trip Planner and our drivers, the Driver Manager will help ensure the smooth and efficient movement of inbound and outbound freight. Keenly aware of the importance of the best strategic use of trailers, and of both driver capabilities at any given time and customer deadlines, the Driver Manager will help maximize the efficiency and profitability of daily fleet operations. This will be achieved by managing a communication network relaying work assignments, messages, and information from the company to drivers via telephone, cell phone and messaging through Qualcomm. The role includes providing support in a fast paced, dispatch environment and will assist in completing operational activities in a timely and accurate manner. Also required: an outgoing personality who enjoys interacting with drivers and helping them daily.

Job Duties

  • Maintain and execute the daily dispatch plan to insure accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness of outbound and outbound load execution.
  • Continually monitor driver workloads.
  • Discuss and resolve issues with drivers concerning questions, assignments, and load issues.
  • Schedule driver drug and alcohol test appointments.
  • Generally, maintain an open and effective dialogue with drivers to insure fairness and clarity of understanding.
  • Use company statistics and create and maintain additional logs and statistics necessary to monitor driver assignments and performance.
  • Respond to complaints with thoroughness, accuracy and calm efficiency.
  • Adhere to corporate and departmental policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as required

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • College program in logistics or equivalent business-related experience preferred
  • Proven experience successfully coordinating, facilitating and multitasking in a fast-changing setting.
  • Previous experience with dispatch an asset
  • Transportation industry knowledge and experience an asset (i.e. shipping/receiving, scheduling, freight negotiations and regulatory requirements)
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Very organized, with excellent multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent customer service/communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • dispatch: 5 years (Preferred)