Transport Supervisor Job Description

Transport Supervisor Job Description

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Transport supervisor provides safety and compliance training to meet Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Airgas-specific requirements related to distribution activities.

Transport Supervisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Supervising transport and managing vehicles within the department
Develop effective relationships with internal customers
Tours areas of responsibility several times daily to ensure that standards of cleaning and targeted performance standards are met
Interacts with customer departments to plan, evaluate and coordinate the activities of the Environmental Services Department
Assesses the work environment, products/equipment, and processes to develop and maintain a safe work environment
Promotes and facilitates patient/client-focused service with an emphasis on patient comfort and attaining a high level of client satisfaction
Directly supervises Central Transport Service personnel to ensure adequate productivity and accurate transportaion and or distribution of patients, mail, specimens and patient related equipment within the hospital and area hospitals
Responsible for the daily supervision of up to 40 Central Transport and equipment employees performing patient transport and or delivering patient care equipment
Interviewing, evaluating & disciplining front line staff
Providing on-the-job training to subordinate

Transport Supervisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Transport Supervisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BCLS, BLS, CITT

Education for Transport Supervisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the transport supervisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Associates, Education, English, General Education, Computer, Engineering, Math, Management, Healthcare, Technical

Skills for Transport Supervisor

Desired skills for transport supervisor include:

DOT
OSHA and Hazmat regulations
DOT regulations
Capable of implementing practical procedures of systems which are moderately complex
Process requirements
Technical specialties
Working time legislation - essential
Inventory reconciliation policies and process
SAP
Safety processes and guidelines related to transportation

Desired experience for transport supervisor includes:

Interpreting, implementing and auditing compliance for policies, procedures & practices
Developing and maintaining daily work schedules, adjusting resource allocations as required
Works closely with Central Transport Services director and manager to coordinate all activities related to maintaining the smooth flow of assignments and equitable distribution of responsibilities for Central Transport Service personnel
Use computerized dispatch system to ensure that employees are properly using the system to enter their assignments for pick ups and completion of assignments
Makes recommendations relating to resource allocation and systems management
Develops & maintains effective working relationships with internal customers, staff of test-sites and other departments, including the ESD staff

Transport Supervisor Examples

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Transport Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of transport supervisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for transport supervisor
  • Experience managing union-represented employees
  • Analyze the daily schedule from Linde National Operations Center to insure continuous product supply by managing daily driver availability and coordination with maintenance staff to provide equipment resources necessary
  • Manage third party contractor support for the daily schedule in times of major logistical challenges as directed by regional management
  • Local supervision of all logistical activities to insure local inventory does not fall below red line levels on day to day basis
  • Provide real time after hours support for all driver and customer activities supporting central team at National Operations Center
  • Assist Transport Manager with potential employee recruitment and screening
  • Coordinate scheduling of all new hire and ongoing training activities to meet Linde and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Oversight of third party contract carrier operations including review and processing of carrier invoices for accuracy and payment
  • Assist Transport Manager with local SHEQ plan including development of safety talk/safety meeting material, monthly site inspections, coordination of Non Conforming Customer Site improvement plans and daily walk around Good Catches
  • Manage equipment resource availability while working with maintenance team to insure preventative maintenance in accordance with Linde requirements
Qualifications for transport supervisor
  • Daily review of driver paperwork, data input and data flow for transport related systems and processes
  • Assignment to other Transport locations for the purpose of providing on site management support during vacations or other absences
  • Provide on site support for Transport tasks such as LiMMS audit preparation, Responsible Care certifications, ISO certifications and regulatory audits/inquiries
  • Daily, weekly and monthly coordination of Driver Performance Index (DPI) and other performance related tools to include data scrubbing when necessary
  • Provide support to all local Transport employees through regular formal and informal observations such as LeadSafe engagements, NCCS site visits, driver ride alongs, plant walk around
  • Excellent communication skills - requires extensive communication with office staff, drivers and customers
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Transport Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a transport supervisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for transport supervisor
  • Liaising with key customer stakeholders across multiple teams to ensure that operational requirements, KPI’s and customer service are delivered on a consistent basis
  • Point of contact for packed operational issues on a daily basis
  • Liaison point between Centralised Packed Planners and Wincanton Operational sites
  • Maintaining and increasing the availability of sufficient sub-contract hauliers at targeted margins to meet the customer’s requirements
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out in a safe and compliant manner in line with company and legislative requirements
  • Actively seeking out additional revenue opportunities to support the P&L targets
  • Coaching and development of the packed planners to ensure that required standards, service, profitability and margins are met
  • Accurate Completion of rate information as required by the Finance Team
  • ASH Cover for packed planning team
  • Performs routine inventory procedures to reduce shrinkage and minimum delays due to available equipment
Qualifications for transport supervisor
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to work accurately at pace, in a methodical and tidy manner
  • Must have a minimum of 6 (6) months experience in patient transportation department in a health related facility
  • Demonstrates competency and knowledgeable in the principles of personnel management
  • Current clinical knowledge required
  • National CPC
  • A good understanding of Working Time Directive
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Transport Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of transport supervisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for transport supervisor
  • As Supervisor your responsibilities will be to assist the Transport Manager in delivering compliance of all Company and legal requirements for the Transport department
  • Assist with KPI’s for service and finance, training, development, performance and disciplinary procedures for team
  • Building relationships with our customers and providing them with a market leading delivery service
  • Excellent communication and Driver management skills including adherence to the Company's vehicle maintenance schedules (inc. units/trailers/moffetts) and defect reporting
  • Lead, motivate and improve colleague relationships and engagement on site
  • Covering Transport Planner absence and scheduling deliveries using our routing tools to ensure we are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible
  • To ensure the despatch and transportation of both Production and Non-Production stock – for other areas of Royston Clean Air – in an efficient and economic manner
  • Processing of despatches includes all quotation work, customs preparation and documentation, despatch planning and forecasting in accordance to legal requirements, security and insurance policy, customer requirements, NUBNR objectives and customs and duty control, whilst using carriers that have been vetted and are approved
  • Expediting of stock through post production inspection activities including the liaising and managing stock through the Quality Control department and ensuring planners know when to have stock available for release
  • Planning despatches to meet stakeholder requirements, including customer requirements, transport planning and production planning, ensuring customers receive the correct products
Qualifications for transport supervisor
  • Driving licence (Ideally minimum Class 2 entitlement, including Driver CPC and digi card)
  • Good geographical knowledge of Southern and Eastern UK
  • Effective communicator with Senior Managers, drivers and customers
  • Ability to work under own initiative and under pressure including making cost effective decisions
  • Ensure department complies with Health and Safety legislation, complete investigations, evaluate route causes, propose corrective actions etc by using the Rivo Safeguard System
  • Ensure the operation is fully compliant with legislation and company best practice for all aspects of the transport function
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Transport Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of transport supervisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for transport supervisor
  • Responsible for the coordination of the movement of fleet lease, factory, and consignment vehicles to and from the auction in accordance with corporate and customer guidelines
  • Act as the primary point of contact for transportation within the local auction and ensure customers receive prompt, efficient, and courteous attention
  • Supervise & direct daily workload of transport department, including office clerk & drivers
  • Assist with ensuring proper staffing in transport department in connection with the volume of pickup and delivery orders
  • Properly dispatch loads for correct arrival time and location, and complete all related paperwork to ensure a smooth transaction for vehicle pickup and delivery
  • Coordinate with auction drivers to ensure vehicles are picked up in a timely and efficient manner
  • Resolve any customer concerns in a friendly, courteous manner and advise the GM and/or Operations Manager of serious complaints or incidents
  • Ensure department specific safety tasks are completed as per our Safety program, and promote a safe & healthy work environment for all employees
  • Ensure all department employees are thoroughly familiar with operating procedures and safe work processes
  • Maximize trailer staging and parking, ensuring all staging zones are maintained by shunt drivers
Qualifications for transport supervisor
  • Ability to add and subtract three digit numbers and to multiply and divide by 10’s and 100’s
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant logistics or supply chain subject or equivalent professional qualification
  • A highly developed understanding of import / export legislation including duties, tariff codes and Incoterms
  • Previous exposure to a highly varied and fast-paced logistics/manufacturing environment with freight forwarders, custom brokers and professional services
  • Sound knowledge of stock control procedures ideally within a manufacturing or precious metals environment
  • Car driving license - essential
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Transport Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of transport supervisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for transport supervisor
  • A Crane ticket CN
  • Knowledge of main road permitting systems
  • Daily updates/monitors KRONOS time program for all staff members, entering missing punches, vacation, sick, and unrecorded time as needed
  • Manages staff and the transportation management system-software to insure timely transportation (patient through-put) patient(s) transport
  • Consistently completes and submits special purchase order requests as needed, including general supplies, special orders, educational materials, and equipment as needed
  • Accurately processes, manages daily transportation logs / dispatch information and prepares reports for transportation actions-service performed
  • Consistently assists with the performance of regular clerical duties such as filing, copying, typing correspondence, answers phone calls, receives and distributes mail, sends fax information
  • Ensures transportation requests are prioritized and dispatched in accordance with established time lines
  • To implement the Maritime (Sea), Health and Safety Plan / Policies for all areas under their remit
  • To establish and take ownership of Risk Assessments for their areas / departments in addition to ensuring preventative and projective control measures are implemented and recorded
Qualifications for transport supervisor
  • Previous Transport Management experience – essential
  • IT literate - essential
  • Poultry business experience – desirable
  • Hold a class 1 HGV licence - desirable
  • Animal welfare qualification – desirable
  • Required - 5 years relevant experience including three years of supervisory or leadership experience OR three years of relevant experience including two years of supervisory or leadership experience with a Bachelor's degree

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