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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   24 April 2019
  • Salary:   £30000 - £35000/annum
  • Location:   West Thurrock, Essex
  • County:   Essex
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209908138
  • Company:   CV-Library
We are recruiting for a Transport Manager on behalf of our Client in Thurrock, with a large and diverse customer base.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Transport Planner will manage circa 10 to 15 HGV drivers and a dedicated Transport Admin team and planners.

The role of the Transport Manager will be to effectively ensure administrative duties surrounding the Fleet Maintenance function are carried out accurately, in a timely fashion and reports required to ensure Fleet and Operator Licence compliance requirements are met.

The Role Will Involve:

- Responsible for a team of remote HGV Drivers as direct reports and their associated day to day operations and welfare.

- Responsible for a team of Transport Planners and Administrators and their associated day to day operations and welfare.

- Ensure the Transport Team input all purchase orders accurately and promptly raised and are coded correctly.

- Ensure fines/penalties are paid promptly and correct administrative procedures are undertaken to ensure legal and internal procedural compliance.

- Receive and onwardly communicate vehicle breakdown notifications to ensure minimum vehicle downtime is achieved

- Liaise with Depots and Central Control functions regarding vehicle availability, anticipated vehicle downtime and driver compliance.

- Ensure tachograph downloads are undertaken and any driver infringements are communicated and reported upon in a timely fashion.

- Compile reports on driver performance, vehicle performance, fuel and maintenance costs periodically using information gathered and stored.

- Store all applicable vehicle/maintenance and driver records in ‘paperless’.

- Assist in the compilation of management reports and presentations.

- Liaise with 3rd party repairers and agencies.


- Previous experience in Fleet Management.

- Functional knowledge of the haulage industry.

- Have a strong understanding of the UK roads network.

- Have a good understanding of the Tachograph system and legal requirements.

- A good understanding and knowledge of vehicle maintenance processes and 3rd party supplier relationships.

- A good level of skill in Microsoft Office products, I.T systems in general.


- Clear & effective communicator and able to manage remote teams

- Ability to make independent decisions and work as part of a team

- Customer focused

- Ability to welcome and embrace change

Salary: £30,000- £35,000 Depending on Experience

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