Transport Manager – J1207HF

Transport Manager – J1207HF

Job Reference: J1307HF
Job Location: Robertsbridge
Salary: £30k - £35k
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Harriet

For our client based in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, we are currently looking for a Transport Manager to join their team.


  • Supervising the planning and scheduling of all delivery vehicles working from Robertsbridge office.
  • Oversee the daily planning of vehicle fleet for following days deliveries, ensuring cost effective and efficient scheduling.
  • Changing plans as required to maximise resources.
  • Accurate input of all work into our client’s system.
  • Record all chargeable items in addition to delivery charges, to enable recovery from customers ie congestion charges, cap ups, demurrage, redelivery, wasted trips and wrong information on delivery tickets .
  • Oversee the keeping of records for all work completed, checking for accuracy and making sure all records are complete.
  • Outside office hours cover over mobile phone. Point of contact for duty phone holder if problems occur
  • Ensure vehicles are serviced according to service plan.


  • Reports to Senior Transport Manager.
  • Oversee traffic planners
  • Day to day management of all drivers.
  • Able to complete first line disciplinary sanctions.


  • Oversee planning of vehicle utilisation for our client and General Haulage fleet.
  • Generate work from network of regular customers to maximise vehicle revenue.
  • Ensure required resources are available to meet our client’s and other customers peaks and troughs.
  • Provide ideas for cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Communication to drivers of duties and instructions.
  • Maintain good working relationship with onsite customers.
  • Communication to our client’s Customer Service Centre.
  • Deputise for any traffic office holidays or sickness when required.
  • Ensure all system records are accurate and complete including data input by subordinates
  • Cover duty phone on rota outside of normal working hours. Point of contact for problems that require management authorisation.


  • Line management of drivers through support structure.
  • Responsible for vehicle efficiency through maximising resources.
  • Return loads.
  • Where possible two loads per day per vehicle.
  • Ensuring best use of all night away drivers.
  • Deal with first line disciplinary issues and keep records.
  • Day to day dealings with driver queries in office.
  • Ensure any problems are communicated upwards when required in a time sensitive method.
  • Telephone communication to drivers and customers as required.


  • Good basic level of education.
  • Minimum age of 25 years
  • Good geographic area knowledge.
  • CPC preferred


  • Over 5 years experience in a similar environment.


  • Oversee management all vehicles efficiently on a day to day basis.
  • Day to day management of Robertsbridge based drivers using support structure when required.
  • Point of contact for drivers over telephone for scheduling issues.
  • Deal with incoming telephone queries. And ensure all incoming telephones calls are answered promptly.
  • Oversee upkeep of all records concerning our client’s billing and service.
  • Cap ups / not exceeding targets.
  • Congestion charges.
  • Excess mileage charges.
  • RTWs  reasons and weights.
  • Multi drops.
  • Night run special rates.
  • Demurrage charges.
  • Accuracy of vehicle and driver information.
  • A tickets on miscellaneous aggravation sheets.
  • Isle of Wight ferry charges.
  • ABC / Golden Arrow charges.
  • Ensure all holidays cover and casual drivers is planned.
  • Cover Saturdays as per rota.
  • Cover duty telephone as per rota.
  • Take bookings for specialised vehicles.
  • Cover other office duties during sickness or holidays.
  • Regular communication with all customers and our client’s call centre.
  • Customer relations, internal and external.
  • Communicate with Palletforce on daily basis to maximise fleet efficiency.
  • General system accuracy.
  • Attend meetings with customers and senior management as required.
  • Work to tight deadlines when dealing with time sensitive issues.


  • Carry out general administration and paperwork accurately and efficiently.
  • Carry out system administration accurately and efficiently.
  • Keep diary of problems and log any issues.

Salary: £30k – £35k DOE

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