Aug 28, 2018

Transportation Logistics Planner

$47,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • TransAm Trucking, Inc.
  • 15910 s highway 169, Olathe, KS 66062
Full-Time Customer Service Distribution - Shipping Logistics Supply Chain Transportation

Job Description

the basics

The Planning department is responsible for securing adequate capacity for booked freight using company assets, and then planning the transportation of loads from shipper to destination. The ultimate goal of this position is for deliveries to be on time and in compliance with government regulations, company standards, and customer expectations.

 

the role | A Planner is responsible for...

  • Learning the business from the ground up through our hands-on training program that includes exposure to customer service, transportation logistics, geographical load analysis, and equipment management.
  • Balancing and maintaining equipment availability by routing outbound drivers in surplus regions to deficit areas with coverage needs.
  • Pairing trucks that are empty or unloading soon with freight needing to be picked up, and confirming dispatch assignments with other internal departments.
  • Ensuring efficient turnaround time for loads to minimize drive down-time.
  • Implementing contingency logistics plans to secure on-time freight delivery in the event of an en-route breakdown or accident.

 

the requirements | This will be a perfect fit for you if...

  • You are self-motivated with a desire to learn about the growing transportation industry. No previous industry-specific experience required.
  • You have a flexible schedule (see working hours below).
  • You can think quickly in a deadline-driven environment with rapidly changing priorities.
  • You are highly analytical and organized and enjoy uncovering hard-to-find solutions.
  • You are computer proficient and able to effectively handle high volumes of inbound email.

 

the details | What are the hours, pay, and location?

  • This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday, daytime hours.
  • Based on company need at the time of promotion to Planner, one of the following shifts will be assigned:
    • Monday-Friday extended daytime shift (ex: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm)
    • 7 on / 7 off day shift (ex: Friday-Thursday, 5:00am-5:00pm, then Friday-Thursday off)
  • Pay changes throughout the training program as follows:
    • Load Planner Trainee – $18.00 per hour
    • Planner – $47,000-50,000 salary
  • TransAm is based in Olathe, KS, the fourth-largest cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Olathe is in the center of a national transportation network and has become one of the Midwest’s dominant business, economic, and cultural centers.

 

the perks | What's in it for you?

  • A casual, smoke-free work environment with a collaborative atmosphere
  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance coverages
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • 88 hours of paid time off after 90 days plus additional PTO every year
  • Discounted gym memberships, mobile phone services, tires, and Costco memberships

 

the next step | Does this sound like a match for you?

Apply now by submitting your resume or visit www.transamtruck.com/employment to complete an online application. A member of our recruiting team will review your resume and reach out to schedule a phone screen if your qualifications match our requirements.

 

TransAm is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination.

States

KS,   MO  

Salary

$47,500

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

the requirements | This will be a perfect fit for you if...

  • You are self-motivated with a desire to learn about the growing transportation industry. No previous industry-specific experience required.
  • You have a flexible schedule (see working hours below).
  • You can think quickly in a deadline-driven environment with rapidly changing priorities.
  • You are highly analytical and organized and enjoy uncovering hard-to-find solutions.
  • You are computer proficient and able to effectively handle high volumes of inbound email.

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