Transport Planner

Position – Transport Planner

Location – Stoke-on-Trent

Salary – £28,000

Hours – Monday – Friday 0900 – 1800

About Us

A thriving Freight Forwarding company with multiple depots across the UK based in Stoke-On-Trent

Key Responsibilities – Transport Planner

Plan and allocate all national and local vehicle and trailer resources ensuring optimum utilisation and profitability within the constraints of cargo availability, vehicle availability, customer requirements and legal restrictions.

Prepare and produce Vehicle and Load Manifests and customer paperwork and present to the Warehouse and assigned drivers.

Provide the main point of contact for the national drivers.

Liaise and communicate with internal and external customers.

Transport administration and data update within various operating systems.

Assist the National Transport Supervisor in the management and allocation of the fleet’s headcount.

Provide a friendly and helpful Driver Reception service, greeting each driver and allocating their vehicle keys and Manifest of work up, until the main shift commences.

Support and actively participate in answering incoming calls.

Be reactive to daily problems and be prepared to be reactive to emergencies.

Any duties / tasks as requested by your Line Manager or a Director.

Vehicle costings, revenues and profitability.

Sub-contractor use and costs.

Drivers overtime.

Have a clear understanding of the Company’s policies, procedures and vision and how the Transport and Fleet Departments contributes and complies to these.

Ensure that Drivers Hours and Working Directive Regulations are adhered to by all drivers and mobile workers and that accurate records are maintained in accordance with the Company’s legal obligations.

Ensure vehicles are not overloaded.

Vehicle and drivers’ cards are correctly downloaded in accordance with Company procedures.

Experience required – Transport Planner

General Haulage route planning

Routing and management of 30+ vehicles

Vehicle weights and legal limits.

Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Directive Regulations.

Operators’ Licence obligations, undertakings and Regulations.

Road Traffic Laws.

Construction and Use Regulations.

Vehicle costs.

Microsoft Word and Excel at entry level.

WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Staffordshire
Job titleTransport Planner
Salary £28000 - £30000
Consultant Tasha Bryant
Consultant Phone 023 9285 2314
Consultant Email
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