posted

30+ days ago

Location

Chicago, IL

Description

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of 10+ drivers and manage driver availability to maximize productivity of their fleet. Routinely review P/L for assigned area and find ways to maximize profitability.

Shift:  Thursday - Monday, 7PM to 4AM. 

  1. Develop high performing drivers through daily interactions, coaching and positive reinforcement.
  2. Meet drive home time expectations by actively managing expectations and keeping commitments.
  3. Maximize P/L for all assigned tractors and trailers.
  4. Assign drivers to lanes that best serve both the company and the driver.
  5. Ensure all drivers are treated with respect and equitably distribute work (desired lanes/least desired lanes).
  6. Build and nurture long-lasting relationships with drivers.
  7. Proactively manage safety performance to achieve insurance and claims cost as a percentage of revenue targets.
  8. Ensure payroll accuracy for assigned drivers.
  9. Perform driver reviews according to scheduled specified by Driver Retention.
  10. Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success of business operations in order to meet company demands and expectations and perform other duties as assigned by leadership.
  11. Proactively work to assist others in achieving the organization's objectives.
  1. Skills: Must be able to lead others. Must possess exceptional communication skills. Must be able to multi-task. Must be able to work in high pressure situations in a fast paced environment. Must be proficient in MS Office.
  2. Education: Bachelor's in Business or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.
  3. Experience Required: Previous experience in transportation industry preferred.

About the Company

Company Logo Swift Transportation
Company Logo Swift Transportation
Company Logo Swift Transportation
Company Logo Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation began operations on October 10th, 1966 transporting imported steel through the ports of Los Angeles to Arizona and Arizona cotton for export back through to Southern California. Jerry Moyes, founder, began with the same entrepreneurial, can-do spirit that is one of Swift’s core values today. The original operation was conducted under the name of Common Market. Operating authority was purchased from a descendant of the Swift Meat Packing family, hence, today’s name of Swift Transportation. Jerry, with his father, brother and a partner, grew the business, with typical start up challenges, to a $25 million annual revenue in 1984. With the passing of Jerry’s father, Carl Moyes, Jerry became the sole owner. By 1990, Swift had grown to a $125 million carrier with 800 trucks. Swift’s significant revenue growth is attributable to internal growth with existing customers as well as acquisitions. Since 1988, Swift has acquired 13 different motor carriers. Today, Swift generates over $4 billion in revenue and operates nearly 20,000 trucks. Swift’s terminal network has grown to over forty full service facilities in both the continental United States and Mexico. Swift owns 100% of Trans-Mex, a Nuevo Laredo, Mexico based carrier. Swift offers border crossing services at all major Mexican border crossings. Swift maintains a presence in every Canadian province each day. Swift is unquestionably the largest full-truckload motor carrier in North America.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more

Industry

Transport and Storage - Materials

Founded

1966

Website

https://www.swifttrans.com/