Transportation Network Coordinator – Garland, TX

C.R. England
Published
March 25, 2021
Location
Garland, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

C.R. England is hiring a Dedicated Trasportation Network Coordinator to grow its asset-based business out of Garland, TX.

Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday  0800 - 1700*

Why join us: 

Stability:  The transportation industry is crucial to the U.S. economy, making C.R. England a stable career choice. As a 100 year-old leader in the transportation industry, we have grown 100% in the last decade. We will continue growing as we approach our second century! 

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 Transportation Network Coordinator is at the center of a fast-paced trucking industry ensuring our customers’ needs are met by assigning loads for on-time delivery. We need individuals who can think and plan ahead, managing rapidly-changing situations while maintaining a solutions-oriented attitude.

Position Responsibilities:
The Transportation Network Coordinator will manage asset utilization to dispatch and plan for each unit and driver.

  • Build and match planned freight to day cabs or condo trucks and drivers. In OTR 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 an  OTR 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 an OTR 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.

Responsibilities

  • Essential job requirements may include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain clear communication with drivers, customers and office staff.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work effectively independently and in a team environment
  • Keep company leadership informed of any issues that may require their attention.
  • Practice and observe safety rules and regulations and encourage others to do so at all times. This includes special attention to hours of service, safe workplace practices and safe driving.
  • Always conduct yourself in a manner that reflects a positive, professional image. Must maintain a professional appearance in accordance with dress code policies.
  • Treat each individual with care, dignity, fairness, respect and recognition.
  • Work productively and collaboratively with direct supervisor and peers.
  • Display and encourage teamwork and willingness to be a problem solver. Provide excellent customer service.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by the company and ensure that all employees are knowledgeable of and adhere to all standards set for by the company.
  • Must be able to work with office equipment, utilizing computers for majority of tasks.
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