Transport Planner

  • Location:

    Wrexham, Wales

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  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Adam Roberts

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    20/08/2019 09:14:49

Transport Planner


Any 5 days out of 7


I have an excellent opportunity for a transport professional to join a well established haulage company based in the Wrexham.

Our client has been established and operating in the bulk tanker sector for over 90 years, adapting to the many changes seen in transport over many decades. Recently they have added and upgraded their fleet of tankers and also installed some of the latest technology in their vehicles, proving that they are at the cutting edge of what they do

The company operates 24/7 and the planning team share a working rota (any 5 shifts in 7) covering the core hours of 7am - 7pm.


Planning fleet for work (Tankers) for both day work and tramping work
Using geographical knowledge to maximise the fleet ability to work
Consider cost efficiencies (best route) for fuel, vehicle running costs
Briefing and De-briefing drivers starting and finishing their shift
Supervising and managing driver work loads
Sourcing extra drivers when needed
Reacting to route planning changes when needed and re-routing
Ensuring KPI's are met
Responsible for providing a detailed and accurate handover to next shift
Maintaining driver and depo communication at all times
Ensuring drivers have the correct paper work
Ensuring drivers are on time (using software installed)
Responsible for driver queries face to face and via telephone
Managing driver break downs
Ensuring drivers are up to date with any road problems and challenging drivers when needed to ensure deliveries are on time
Co-ordination all night work
Ensuring drivers have clocked in and out correctly
Leasing with transport agencies
Speaking with customers and taking on new bookings
Manual planning if needed
Responsible for Health and Safety

Key Attributes

Previous experience of working as a Transport Planner within a busy, fast paced transport office
A general haulage background (desirable)
Experience monitoring drivers
Experience dealing with blue chip contracts is desirable
A solid understanding of Transport operating systems
A knowledge of tachograph regulations
Able to organise work load in a consistent and methodical way
Excellent interpersonal skills, relationship building and a strong communicator.
Ability to plan, prioritise, work to deadlines, without supervision and on their own initiative.
High levels of drive and enthusiasm.
Meticulous in their approach.
Dynamic and proactive.
Numerate and IT literate.

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