Dispatch - Transportation Capacity Planner

Stevens Transport – Dallas, TX

The Dispatch - Transportation Capacity Planner is responsible for securing adequate capacity for booked freight using company assets, and then planning the transportation of loads from shipper to destination. The ultimate goal of this position is for deliveries to be on time and in compliance with government regulations, company standards and customer expectations.
This logistics role is ideal for someone who can think quickly on both a detailed and big picture scale, and enjoys uncovering those hard-to-find solutions (and backup solutions to your solutions) within large sets of data.DISPATCH - TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY PLANNER ROLE:

  • Balance and maintain trailer pool inventory by routing outbound drivers in surplus regions to deficit areas with surging coverage needs
  • Pair trucks that are empty and/or unloading soon with freight needing to be picked up, and confirm dispatch assignments with drivers
  • Continually monitor incoming load requests noting locations for pick-up, delivery, dates and required times
  • Ensure efficient turnaround time for loads to minimize driver down time
  • Implement contingency logistics plans to secure on-time freight delivery in the event of an en-route breakdown or accident
  • Generate regular and ad-hoc reporting as required
  • DISPATCH - TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY PLANNER PROFILE:
  • Ability to perform in a deadline-driven environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • High degree of initiative and independent execution
  • Some knowledge of time/distance geography preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required; some familiarity with AS/400 operating system is ideal
  • Ability to handle high volumes of inbound email
  • ABOUT STEVENS TRANSPORTValued by a wide range of Fortune 500 companies, the specialized nature of temperature-controlled logistics places Stevens Transport among the most elite contributors to the modern supply chain. With a network of operations spanning North America, our competencies today include regional, dedicated, intermodal, tanker, and 3PL services. Beyond capacity-driven operations, Stevens Transport injects an unmatched integrity into a corporate business model that reflects more than 35 years of consistent growth and success.

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