Dedicated Final Mile Fleet Manager in Des Moines at TMC Transportation

Date Posted: 6/22/2024

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Des Moines
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/22/2024

Job Description

TMC Transportation is the nation’s largest employee-owned, open deck transportation company. Founded in 1972, and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, TMC provides expert transportation services and supply-chain management solutions throughout the 48 contiguous states. If you’re seeking a rewarding career at a dynamic company built on integrity, innovation and dedication to quality and customer service, then join us in our Destination of Excellence.

TMC Offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Ownership - ESOP!

TMC Transportation has an immediate full-time opening for a Dedicated Final Mile Fleet Manager working out of our office in Des Moines, Iowa.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The primary function of a Dedicated Final Mile Fleet Manager is to utilize coaching and leadership skills to manage dedicated drivers and achieve specific goals. These goals include meeting pick-up and delivery requirements, maximizing revenue, driver productivity and other established company goals, retaining drivers, and achieving an excellent safety record.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accept orders, optimize routes, and plan delivery schedules maximizing productivity and efficiency
  • Dispatch loads to the drivers (issue load information, delivery requirements, and routing)
  • Arrange for additional labor for any deliveries that require it.
  • Track drivers through their daily delivery schedule to ensure on-time delivery expectations are begin met.
  • Communicate with drivers and customers quickly and effectively to resolve any delivery issues that may arise throughout the day.
  • Notify Customer of issues/changes that might impact customer expectations or affect load assignments
  • Promote safety throughout all areas of operations, including the dispatching of loads in accordance with the drivers hours of availability
  • Focus on driver retention by understanding driver requirements/preferences, by monitoring driver performance to ensure driver requirements are being met, and by keeping drivers informed and motivated
  • Identify, track, and resolve performance issues by conducting driver evaluations and driver route and hold meetings
  • Resolve driver conflicts, problems, and requests with respect to matters such as, home time, pay, equipment, and load assignments
  • Responsible for maintaining and submitting driver payroll records weekly.
  • Ensure the awareness of and enforce company policies
  • Maintain records pertaining to driver performance and productivity
  • Track equipment maintenance requirements and schedule equipment to have work done accordingly
  • Involvement in the training process required of these drivers to ensure they are educated and trained on all details required of the position, including proper operation of the moffett forklifts.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Four-year degree, preferably in Transportation and Logistics, and/or relevant experience in transportation or related field
  • Fluent in computer applications and keyboard proficiency
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced work environment and tolerate stress
  • Ability to plan, organize, be attentive to detail and possess and strong problem-solving skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good listening skills
  • Possess courteous, yet assertive telephone personality