Transport Operator

Foulger Transport are looking for a new Transport Operator to join their team.

It will be your role as Transport Operator to plan and execute collection and delivery schedules via the most cost efficient and cost-effective means, in line with the business objectives, customer service levels and current legislative requirements.

Planning

  • Set up traffic pad in Stirling in line with Drivers rota ensuring accurate allocation of driver to vehicle.
  • Book agency drivers to ensure Foulger’s vehicles are fully utilised above sub-contractors.
  • In Stirling plan a collection schedule to maximise load fill whilst considering supplier location and timings, WTD and Drivers’ Hours legislation.
  • Using Stirling to build pallets into loads to maximise trailer load fill.
  • Build an efficient traffic plan in Stirling to cover all loads maximising the use of Foulger’s vehicles, whilst keeping empty running to a minimum.
  • Utilise back load subcontracts where and when required.
  • Request required bookings for deliveries as per traffic plan in Stirling.
  • Produce overnight loading sheet for Warehouse and communicate effectively.
  • Communicate the plan to Drivers, either by phone or online text.
  • Ensure all subcontractor rates are correctly entered in Stirling and confirmation sent to subcontractors confirming load and rate.
  • Customer communication as per requirements set out in the Foulger’s manual.

 

Executing

  • Review handover from Night shift as per requirements set out in the Foulger’s manual.
  • Execute the plan to ensure customer KPIs and internal targets are achieved.
  • Manage breakdowns from point of first notification to repair; ensure stakeholders are updated and where necessary the plan is amended to ensure customer service levels are met.
  • Respond to operational delays and amend the plan accordingly to ensure customer service levels and internal KPIs are fulfilled, whilst ensuring all key stakeholders are notified.
  • Review all customer requests and action where appropriate.
  • Build into the plan any additional loads that are taken on during the day ensuring systems and stakeholders are updated.
  • Ensure equipment is made available as per Maintenance service providers and/or Transport Managers request.
  • Documented handover for the Night shift as per requirements set out in the Foulger’s manual.
  • Authorise the driver timesheets weekly paying particular attention to nights out, ADR loads and times claimed for.
  • Manage the driver hours so they are compliant with all legislation requirements

Role Expectations

  • Ensure company compliance of all transport policies, legislation and procedures at all times, including ensuring equipment is planned for service at the correct time and work allocated in consistent with the Working Time Directive and driving hours regulations.
  • Work to develop a Team Foulger culture throughout the business.
  • Build strong relationships with Drivers, customers and work colleagues in all areas of the business
  • Ensure the plan will meet customer and internal KPIs.
  • Effective dispatch of Drivers, making sure they are provided with appropriate job instructions, paperwork and necessary resources to carry out their tasks.
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork for owner-driver’s and subcontractors, including current O licence, goods in transit insurance and motor/trailer cover us current and held on file.
  • Ensure 100% accuracy of data entry into operating systems.
  • Maintain close communication with all operational stakeholders.


Company Initiatives and Compliance:

  • Take responsibility for yourself and others whilst at work.
  • Support Company initiatives and demonstrate Company values.
  • To comply with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to the role.
  • Participate in training and other personal development activities as required.
  • Actively support and practice the Foulger’s values: Together, Integrity, Ownership,
  • Improvement and Passion.
  • Carry out all reasonable tasks as required by the Company.

General

  • Take responsibility for yourself and others whilst at work.
  • Support Company initiatives, comply with all Company policies and demonstrate Company values.
  • Advocate and participate in self-development and continued personal development.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested.

Personal Specification

  • Legal and technical knowledge of LGV operations
  • Outstanding geographical knowledge
  • Demonstrate ability to ensure business critical routines are met without fail.
  • Is a team player
  • Is good at building Customer relationships and focused on providing an excellent Customer service
  • H&S awareness
  • Able to prioritise in line with Company objectives.
  • Able to influence drivers within the operation to achieve business needs
  • Lead by example and show commitment to legal, customer, business compliance.
  • Able to work in a methodical way and prioritise work loads
  • IT literate in programmes relevant to the operation

We offer all of our employee’s fantastic company benefits, including: 

  • Pension
  • Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).
  • Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme, Childcare Vouchers and access to a range of offers and discounts).
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee and customer referral schemes

 

To Apply, please click here to fill out the application form.

For more information contact the recruitment team on recruitment@kinaxia.co.uk or call 01625 728027.