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Load Planner

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 

  • Manages designated customer accounts and their revenue base while coordinating traffic flows, freight allocations, quoting of rates and delivery/pick-up schedules 
  • Controls the preplanning of units of each customer order in dispatch to ensure profitability, maximizes equipment utilization and ensures customer shipment expectations 
  • Reviews and analyzes operating reports, taking corrective action as required to reposition load allocation 
  • Generates and communicates rates, timing of shipments and receipt requirements to keep customers informed
  • Coordinates with Customer Service Reps to resolve traffic flow imbalances to fill empty miles
  • Manages Trailer pools and inactive equipment within the planning region

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer incoming telephone calls and evaluate/direct calls to appropriate personnel
  • Obey all company safety, regulatory and compliance policies
  • Must work well in a team environment

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to multi task with a sense of urgency while producing quality work
  • Ability to work without constant supervision/self-motivated
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Strong time management skills
  • Competent in working independently as well as in a team atmosphere
  • Have good knowledge of geography
  • Be an effective listener
  • Punctual and consistent attendance
  • Desire to be successful and proficient at your job
  • Willing to understand and support change, as it relates to processes, structure and business modeling

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED/HSED with a minimum of one year transportation experience
  • Knowledge of DOT regulations
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