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Linehaul Shift Manager (Smethwick)

Smethwick (Hub)
Shift Manager
Advertising Start Date:
11 Jan 2018
Advertising End Date:
11 Feb 2018
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Description
As the UK’s leading parcel delivery business, operating on a UK wide basis, you’ll no doubt have seen our vans on the road. We have over 40 years behind us and know what makes our operation tick - fantastic people and amazing service, delivered via state of the art technology to ensure an incredible customer experience. And that’s why we’re so successful.

Based within our Linehaul team and reporting to the Linehaul Operations Managers, you will support the running of our fleet and drivers.


Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing Linehaul drivers, including agency drivers and subcontracted routes
  • Ensuring on time departure and exception reporting
  • Controlling and organising routes in response to planned allocation
  • Dealing with breakdowns, traffic delays and accidents
  • Liaising with workshops to ensure they receive requested vehicles for service, MOT or repair
  • Adherence to the Operator’s Licence and driver’s hours legislation
  • Carrying out and follow through defect procedures, including the issue and return of Defect Reports
  • Controlling, monitoring and authorisation of driver’s hours and the monitoring and reporting of accidents
  • Maintaining driver brief and de-brief sheets and daily running sheets
  • Ensuring correct paperwork (including disclaimers and driving licence checks) and briefings are completed with agency drivers

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Be able to motivate and encourage drivers
  • Be self diagnostic - able to review and improve own performance 
  • Have effective management skills to ensure routes run on time
  • Effectively communicate with drivers, planners and network depots
  • Be flexible as this role requires working Monday to Friday on nights

In return, you can look forward to a secure and rewarding future, along with genuine development opportunities, in a rapidly growing and increasingly successful company.

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