OTR Driver Manager
S&S Transport of Grand Forks is expanding and we are looking to add an Over the Road Dispatcher/Driver Manager to our team. Established in 1981, we have grown from 2 trucks to 150, with 3 across the United States. Previous Logistics/Dispatcher Experience preferred. Pay is based on experience.
Transportation dispatchers look at what needs to be transported at what time to what destination, and they develop plans to move things in the most efficient way possible. For instance, transportation dispatchers for a trucking company figure out if a rig already heading in a certain direction might be able to handle an additional load or if a different truck will need to make that delivery.
Plenty of things can go wrong on a journey. From a truck with a flat tire to an unexpected roadway closure, unforeseen situations arise. Transportation dispatchers take action to make things right and limit disruptions. They might send out another vehicle to take over the route, look for a new way to get to the desired destination, or notify customers or other concerned parties about a delay.
Transportation dispatchers serve as a liaison between different departments and people. They correspond with maintenance to see which vehicles are available and when out-of-service ones will be returned to the fleet. They talk to drivers to ensure the trip is going as planned. They field messages from customers wanting to confirm arrival time of their items or calling with complaints about damaged merchandise.
Companies want to keep their transportation costs down while still providing excellent service. Employers often turn to transportation dispatchers to provide detailed accounts of activities in order to look for patterns or inefficiencies.
All companies must be concerned about safety, and transportation dispatchers play a role. For instance, they should know about limits on how long drivers can work without rest and take that into consideration when making schedules. If one of a transportation dispatcher’s vehicles is involved in a roadway situation, he or she needs to decide the safest course of action, such as getting emergency help.
Transportation Dispatcher Tools of the trade:
If you plan to pursue a career as a transportation dispatcher, it is good to be familiar with these things:
- Telephones – commonly used form of communication between transportation dispatchers and drivers on the road, and a convenient way of informing customers with delivery updates
- Computers – used to operate navigation software, check weather and road conditions, and correspond with others via email
- Schedules – detailed lists of what is being transported, who is doing the driving, and when the delivery is supposed to arrive
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear; climb stairs. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Health Insurance (multiple plans, some plans with Zero deductible), Vision, Dental
Flex Spending Account
PTO with accrual starting on Day 1
401(k) with Company Match
Employer paid Life Insurance
For more information, please contact Joel Dilley at 7014022051 or apply through ADP.
S & S TRANSPORT INCGrand Forks, ND
Transportation and Storage
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