Transport Planner

Job Reference
Halesowen ,
Job Description

Job Title:              Transport Planner

Location:              Halesowen

Salary:                   £26k

Hours:                   10am-8pm


Our client is looking to recruit a Transport planner to work in a very busy transport office ensuring customer requirements are met within given timescales, effectively organising and controlling a team of drivers and vehicles.


Role includes:

  • Ensuring customer requirements are met
  • Routing vehicles to ensure all loads are planned correctly
  • Dealing with clients regarding checking estimated time of arrivals to arranging delivery schedules, costings and forward planning
  • Keep track of next day volume to determine drivers and vehicles required for the following day
  • Preparing driver and agency list for compliance office for the following day
  • Ensure all vehicles are locked in and out, downloaded
  • Ensure no damage on arrival and exit of hire vehicles plus straps and equipment have been removed
  • Transferring remaining consignments to the daily traffic planning sheet and book consignment documents from the previous day
  • Ensure all routine vehicle checks are undertaken and defect system followed
  • Check with garage that all vehicles are available to be used in line with schedule
  • Ensure all weekly vehicle service/MOT requirements are met
  • Ensure drivers hours and working time directive is adhered to at all times
  • Ensure all agency drivers are inducted as per company procedure
  • Ensure that all drivers have followed H & S procedures when loading goods and there are no damages or potential damages
  • Dealing with incidents ie motor fleet, goods in transit or injury.
  • Ensure details are collated and incident reported in line with company procedure
  • Report and complete any unsafe occurrences through the reporting system
  • General data and invoicing administration


As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:

  • Pallet track network /multidrop experience is essential
  • Certificate of professional competence in National Road Haulage (desirable)
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to use IT packages
  • Excellent geographical knowledge
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Good people management and coordination skills
  • Flexible
  • Customer focused
  • Self starter
  • Hands on and flexible 


Logistics & Supply Chain Workforce are responsible for placing thousands of dedicated professionals out to work across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Food Production, Food Processing, Warehouse, distribution and Planning. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help. 

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