Transportation Supervisor in Joliet, IL at Capstone Logistics LLC

Date Posted: 3/16/2018

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    2600 Haven Avenue
    Joliet, IL
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Job Description

Transportation Supervisor

Joliet, IL


Primary Function

Oversees and manages all aspects of the Transportation department within the Distribution Center to include all inbound and outbound shipments, regulatory and compliance issues, oversees equipment maintenance if applicable, following Company guidelines.

Job Responsibilities & Activities

  • Coordinates and supervises overall transportation activities to include: maintenance of an economical and efficient transportation system; schedules and outbound shipments.

  • Ensures maintenance of Company records, this may include: fuel costs, mileage, repairs, backhaul revenues, driver hours and regulatory compliance.

  • Produces and implements methods of operation to control cost, while effectively utilizing personnel and equipment.

  • Develops and maintains good working relationship with retail division and store personnel. Works with customers, in person when necessary, to resolve complaints. Ensures excellent service to our customers.

  • Interfaces with all distribution center management, including warehouse, human resources, and buyers to maintain efficiencies.

  • Authorizes overtime and work to control costs.

  • Ensures compliance with regulations governing Transportation including all DOT drug-testing requirements. Complies with Corporate trailer seal programs.

  • Administers and upholds all Company policies.

  • Coordinates with Human Resources regarding staffing needs.

  • Creates a safe working environment for all personnel.

  • Develops store delivery schedules with 3rd Party Carriers.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics or equivalent work experience

  • Previous extensive experience and/or formal training or education in trucking activities to include dispatching, scheduling and repairs. Prior experience in distribution transportation management required.

  • Possess extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance such as; DOT, OSHA, etc.

  • Possess good leadership skills and the ability to supervise the work of others. Must be able to motivate and work with and through others to achieve desires results.

  • Possess good communication skills, both verbal and written. Deal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the telephone. Deal effectively in a union environment.

  • Must have the ability to represent the Company's interests in negotiations with outside professionals and consultants.

  • Basic computer skills required and personal computer experience, with word processing and spreadsheet applications preferred. Total familiarity with on-board computer programs and transportation software implemented on a company wide basis.

  • Requires the analytical ability to handle administrative duties and mental alertness to ensure accurate, safe, and thorough completion of work activities. Possess ability to follow through with commitments, while dealing with frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and immediate needs on a continuous basis.

Physical Environment

  • Most work is performed in a temperature controlled office environment. During part of the workday the incumbent may be moving about the Distribution Center, including the yard, garage area, and warehouse floor recognizing potential hazards that exist in regard to machinery such as forklifts, pallet jacks, mechanized systems, movement of tractors and trailers, etc.

  • Noise levels in all areas are within acceptable tolerance ranges for those specific work areas.

  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at a desk or computer terminal.

Reporting Relationships:

Direct : Transportation Lead, Transportation Clerks, Yard Jockey's



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