Transportation Network Coordinator- Smithfield, VA

C.R. England
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February 22, 2021
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C.R. England is a stable, financially sound company with opportunity for growth within the company.  As a 100-year leader in transportation, C.R. England is hiring a After Hours Logistics Coordinator to grow its asset-based business out of our Smithfield, VA dedicated location. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00 - 17:00*

Why join us: 

Stability:  The transportation industry is crucial to the U.S. economy, making C.R. England a stable career choice. As a 99 year-old leader in the transportation industry, we have grown 100% in the last decade. 

Employee Value:  2015 recipient of the Achievers Award for Most Engaged Workplaces in the U.S

Benefits: World class compensation and benefits packages, continuous training and development, and a team-oriented culture

Work life balance: At C.R. England we value family both in our individual homes and our company family; our culture embraces this philosophy and fosters an environment to support both.

Summary:
The Logistics Coordinator is at the very center of a fast-paced strategic environment. Our customers require individuals who think strategically and plan ahead of rapidly changing situations while maintaining a positive team oriented attitude. Logistics Coordinators must be organized and engaged with the team.

Position Responsibilities:
The Logistics Coordinator key responsibilities are to manage asset utilization and drivers to ensure a high delivery of customer service and fleet profitability. Additionally, the Logistics Coordinator assists, coaches and mentors drivers with all training and administrative items.

Responsibilities

Essential job requirements may include, but not limited to:

  • Build and match planned freight to day cabs or condo trucks and drivers. In a dedicated training environment, this will include planning to coordinate trainers and trainees needs for hours and home time.
  • Review PTAs and driver’s requests for time off or home time in planning loads for same-day or next-day dispatching. Schedule work and assign tasks to drivers.
  • Coordinate with others in the department for awareness of driver, freight, and asset availability. Identify concerns with drivers who may need additional support, coaching, or disciplinary action to supervisors and managers.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance on trucks out of service or returning to service to plan and dispatch accordingly.
  • When available from customers, plan for future freight.
  •  Track drivers, loads and receivers to ensure dispatching is able to continue to run as planned. 
  • In a Dedicated environment, coordinate backhauls to meet customer’s needs and keep freight, trucks, and trailers moving consistently.
  • Maintain frequent contact with assigned drivers, monitoring call-offs, fatigue concerns and equipment issues. In a dedicated training environment, also includes ensuring trainees are working appropriately to next phase of training and placement.
  • With team drivers, ensuring loads assigned are appropriate for teams and hours available.
  • Monitor Hours of Service for dispatching and compliance.
  • In a dedicated training environment, efforts should be focused on routing trucks or drivers (solo) with capacity to a terminal for better efficiency.
  • Handle urgent situations such as the need to recover truck, freight, or driver, traffic, weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances that may prevent on-time delivery.
  • Assist in orienting new drivers to fleets/accounts on proper ways to communicate, report to work, and other scheduling expectations.
  • Work with drivers who have unique scheduling needs or issues that arise. Ensure coordination with supervisors and managers for special items such as leaves of absence, extended time off requests or concerns about meeting expectations.
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