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Fleet Operations Manager

J&R Logistics Corp
Allentown, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $75,000 to $85,000 Yearly
  • Contractor
Job Description

Summary

We are looking for highly organized candidates with good quantitative ability to manage our fleet of 10 sleeper tractors (and growing) and are responsible for assisting in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency, among other duties.  Moreover, fleet managers will need to discipline drivers who are not making efficient use of their time, requiring excellent leadership and decision-making skill.

Job Responsibilities

New Hire Onboarding, Orientation & Driver Training

  • Prior to onboarding new hire, responsible for ensuring each tractor is in “ready-to-roll” condition:
    • Ensuring cleanliness of tractor and arranging interior/exterior truck wash if necessary
    • All belongings from prior drivers are removed
    • Truck turns on and no Check Engine lights (CEL) are displayed
    • Check tires for cracks, bubbles, nails, tread, etc. and all mirrors are free of cracks
    • Confirm fluid levels (e.g., coolant, oil, window washer, etc.) and all lights are in working order
    • Confirm all documents are valid such as registration, Ryder insurance card and lease papers, paper logs, IFTA cab card and stickers on the side, fuel card(s), etc.
    • Confirm the following equipment is on the tractor and in working condition (eg. GPS, ELOG device, Fire Extinguisher, 2 Keys and Emergency Key, unobstructed Lytx camera, etc.)
  • Welcome new hires at the FedEx Ground premises to complete:
    • Required/mandatory English test
    • Finalize new ID badges
    • Escort new drivers to driver break room, diesel station, on-premises truck wash station, etc.
  • Responsible for providing and administering all required training to new Class-A CDL drivers:
    • Doubles training (eg. Couple / Uncoupling Doubles)
    • Road Test
    • Pre & Post Tractor Inspection(s)
    • Train how to use the Geotab, ELOG, Mobile Trip App, Trimble, GPS, etc.

·       Run each new hire what their day would be like when they arrive at FedEx Ground terminal:

    • How to check in upon arrival and where to drop & hook
    • Locating the linehaul office is (eg. location of dollies)
    • Locating empty and full trailers
  • Actively maintain a running list of items per tractor that need to be fixed/maintained
  • Scheduling when tractors can go in for maintenance while ensuring all these items are completed and addressed by Ryder and in working order prior to return of tractor to J&R Logistics driver community
    • As part of above responsibility, manager required to follow-up and escalate to Ryder account management for resolution and ETA while keeping driver apprised of tractor status
  • Coordinate with Ryder and J&R Logistics Corp. dispatcher as to when tractors need to be brought for their Preventative Maintenance (PM) as well as annual Federal Inspections
  • Coordinate with FedEx Ground leadership and J&R Logistics dispatcher as to when tractors need to complete FedEx quarterly inspections
  • Responsible for all safety compliance communications to driver community (in partnership with J&R Logistics dispatcher) and communication to FedEx on timelines and compliance, including leading monthly safety communications meetings with J&R Logistics drivers on any new updates from DOT and FedEx Ground

Qualifications:

  • Class A required
  • Ability to travel to and from FedEx Ground Northampton / Allentown depot as needed
  • Knowledgeable of FedEx Ground processes as it relates to driver training requirements is a plus
  • Firm understanding of both DOT (Driver) and FedEx (Contractor) requirements to remain in compliance with all pertinent entities
  • Intermediary computer skills as well as a working computer and mobile phone
  • Ability to be on-call (at home) and be the single point of contact for J&R Logistics dispatcher, Ryder and J&R Logistics management
Company Description
Established in May 2021, J&R Logistics Corp. originates out of Lehigh Valley, PA, and is an exclusive, unassigned linehaul service contractor to FedEx Ground, providing five-star, drop and hook delivery services to strategic hubs across the USA. We strive to continuously exceed expectations while fostering a culture of professionalism, accountability, respect and diversity. These core principles are paramount to every decision we make and are at the forefront of how we effectively service our customer base.

J&R Logistics Corp

Address

1000 Willowbrook Avenue

Allentown, PA
USA

Industry

Transportation and Storage

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