Transport Manager



Our client, a well-respected plant hire company with a national footprint is looking to add to their team - they require a Transport Manager

To supply an all-inclusive delivery product to our internal and external customer base in a timely manner to meet customer expectations. Whilst delivering a first-class service you will manage the day-to-day operational movements of the Transport Fleet at depot level working within the legal and compliance framework laid down by regulatory bodies and within company policies. You will be a quick thinker and be able to change priorities at a moment’s notice. As Transport Manager you will effectively deliver key objectives and meet hire demands. 

Responsibilities Primary

  • Plan and distribute work, compiling reports for allocation to drivers, scheduling work for the following day to plan all logistical movements from the Hemel Hempstead depot to meet customer demands. This includes Low loader’s, Hiab’s, and Beavertail fleet.
  • Effectively manage all movements of Plant machinery, ensuring movement orders are in place prior to delivery of the products that fall within STGO.
  • Manage the day-to-day compliance of the department. Daily Defect collation, Tacho Compliance and maintaining MO’s for all drivers. – Updating drivers’ folders for MO’s
  • Ensure the department meets all administration requirements in order to achieve company P&L reports.
  • Ensure that outsourced transport is cost effective and that they meet customer and company expectations and standards pricing 
  • Ensure a high level of service and maintenance is achieved through working closely with the service department and drivers.
  • Liaise with customers on a daily basis to ensure deliveries and collections of plant are to their expectations taking into consideration access and time restrictions. Benchmarking by CPA or Key account collections criteria.
  • Ensure that the department administration is completed, checked, and filed as required
  • Ensure you improve vehicle efficiency, driver behaviour and MPG through routing vehicles to achieve best results whilst maintaining maximum utilization of the fleet
  • Reporting of RTI’s, RTA’s in timely fashion as set out by Head of Transport.
  • Work with Compliance team to upskill driving force.
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are met across the department with improvement wherever possible. Issuing TBT’s in line with Compliance requirements.
  • Identify and report potential department savings whenever possible.


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