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Manager Trainee - Dedicated Contract Services

Company: J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

This position is governed by our internal division, Dedicated Contract Services (DCS). Our DCS division provides outsourcing solutions for companies operating a private fleet or already outsourcing with another provider. DCS uses asset-based capacity to assume all fleet responsibilities, optimizing efficiency, mitigating risks, and controlling costs. Fleet solutions vary by customer; DCS has experts on staff to help customers choose the right option for their operations. DCS hires, trains, and motivates drivers, and retains most legacy drivers after a fleet conversion. Account managers are also on-site to oversee drivers, and customer support is available 24/7.

Key Responsibilities:

Learn to build and maintain positive professional relationships with drivers and safe, reliable outside carriers to ensure seamless new carrier set-up, minimize turnover and maximize ongoing productivity.

Learn to assign loads and plan, route, and monitor freight movement to provide safe, on-time service and meet customer requirements, including managing freight exceptions and driver ETA adjustments based on pick-up and delivery schedules, and other environmental factors on the road.

Learn to maintain the Company's safety culture to include daily driver safety messages, monthly driver safety briefings, quarterly driver training, annual reviews, and enforce company policies to ensure DOT compliance and company safety requirements are being met.

Learn to work with drivers, customers, and company personnel to resolve service issues, routing and/or planning, mechanical problems, accessorial pay related issues, etc., as they occur throughout the day and, where necessary, when on call.

Learn to manage yard including checking/inspecting equipment, replacing parts (like mud flaps), completing repairs, etc., and coordinating with maintenance to ensure all regular preventative maintenance services are scheduled on time and all safety related mechanical issues are fixed for account equipment (as required).

Learn to perform administrative duties such as payroll, management of the Net-Revenue budget, driver counseling, accident reviews, filing and documenting, resolving pay issues, analyzing P&L statements, invoicing and/or creating operational or financial reports.

Gain knowledge on how to manage inventory, assets, customer pools and/or assignment of drivers to balance equipment in market.

Become proficient in maximizing efficiency of fleet operations and profitability and making recommendations for continuous improvement, measuring key performance indicators, and creating, maintaining and presenting customer specific reporting and financial analysis through face-to-face interactions at customer location.

Learn to utilize personnel management including training and orientation of drivers and/or employees including the training and assistance with internal and third party (customer) systems.

Fill in for absent or unavailable personnel and on special projects related to optimizing fleet operations and achieving profitability.

Minimum Qualification:

High School Diploma/GED with 3-4 years of Transportation/Logistics experience and/or 1-2 years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry

Open and willing to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift.

Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy

Anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level

Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment

Ability to adapt to changing environments

Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers

Ability to meet or exceed team/driver needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner

Effective communication skills

Ability to recognize, anticipate, and resolve organizational, operational or process problems.

Company Description

Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.

Keywords: J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Salt Lake City , Manager Trainee - Dedicated Contract Services, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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