The Router will support the Transportation Department with all routing needs, and assist the Transportation Manager and Supervisors with various tasks related to the Department.
The Lakin family began recycling tires in 1918 and is now one of the largest, most efficient, technologically-advanced tire removal and recycling organizations in the country. We serve customers and communities worldwide with comprehensive tire removal and recycling solutions, and environmentally-friendly processing operations. We are proud to be the exclusive tire removal and recycling partner for more than 5,000 individual tire retailers, including major chains, across the country. As a tire recycling leader, we are often tapped to proactively shape the industry for the benefit of all.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilize Roadnet System to schedule customers minimizing delivery mileage and distribution costs.
Coordinate customer's requested pick-up time "windows" with customer service department, drivers, and operations to meet the customers' expectations while meeting our company goals.
Utilize Roadnet to improve, create, and maintain the standard route structure in the most efficient manner possible.
Debrief drivers one-on-one to improve reduction of route mileage, avoiding delays, and optimizing cases per route.
Communicate with supervisors, customer service department and management as necessary.
Produce reports for the effective flow of communication, such as manifests, driver itineraries, or any productivity reports, and ensure all information is correct on such reports.
Maintain the Standard Route integrity within Roadnet, by maintaining customer information within the site file, and by maintaining the standard route, with accurate and precise information.
Review daily driver suggestions to improve the routing and ensure the proper sequence within the standard routes. Communicate back to the drivers for their input and suggestions, to develop a good working relationship with our drivers.
Contact customer service department regarding adjustments to customer schedules, change of delivery days and needs, to meet time window constraints.
Analysis reporting to optimize cases per route, improves cases per stop, and be able to react quickly to changes in our business to consolidate routes for efficiencies.
Maximize utilization of manpower and equipment.
Other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED required
Post-Secondary education or training in transportation preferred
2-4 years of experience in routing or transportation preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook
In-depth knowledge of the geographical areas
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Experience with Roadnet routing and scheduling preferred
Knowledge of DOT hours of service regulations preferred
Ability to read and comprehend maps, including INTERNET mapping sites
Lakin Tire West