Transportation Supervisor

Central States Manufacturing Lowell , AR 72745

Posted 1 month ago


  • Provides day-to-day leadership of assigned areas.

  • Supervises drivers, leading and coaching them to maintain safety, quality, efficiency, and on time performance to schedule.

  • Works with the site/corporate management team to execute daily delivery plans, site, and company initiatives.

  • Supports initiatives to improve the customers' business.

  • Continuously improves all aspects of the assigned area.


  • Follows and enforces all safety procedures and uses all applicable personal protective gear. Ensures safety goals are achieved and safety performance continually improves. Observes and documents near miss/accident reports.

  • Develops team through constant On the Job Training and coaching.

  • Promotes regular and productive communication with off-site direct reports

  • Leads continuous improvement activities to improve performance in safety, RMA, on time performance, and site/company key performance indicators (KPIs) of the assigned area.

  • Utilizes visual methods in the daily operations within the assigned area, including but not limited to safety, RMA, on time performance to schedule, and site KPIs.

  • Promotes development of current and future team leaders in preparation for higher levels of leadership.

  • Conducts interviews for driver positions within the site.

  • Manages vacation schedule and reviews/approves weekly payroll.

  • Coordinates backhaul routes with internal and external customers.

  • Schedules inbound freight and RMA pickups.

  • Communicates delivery times with customers.

  • Maintains flexibility of work schedule as you will/could receive calls after hours.

  • Monitors team's performance and implements team and individual goals to improve overall team performance.

  • Understands and communicates location financials and team's impact on the financials.

  • Performs problem solving activities for delivery and production. Understands a structured process to solve problems with root cause analysis and validated corrective actions. Ability to conduct these activities and explain to his/her EO's the corrective actions and the expectations of them.

  • Understands cost control and what impacts the assigned area. This includes knowing cost impact of CTTI, routing, and driver utilization. This impact should be known and actively managed through the monitoring of KPI's.

  • Knowledgeable of company Safety/DOT/Regulation controls and ensuring the team is educated in these areas. Constantly reinforces this knowledge and prioritizes safety concerns.

  • Ensures RMA corrective actions are executed and required feedback is delivered to internal/external customers.

  • Trains and drives operational principles within the assigned area. These principles center around Continuous Improvement and tools such as 5-S, waste elimination, and RMA reduction.

  • Plans and balances driver utilization based on workload and schedules.


  • Two-year degree and a minimum of two years of experience in a leadership role or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

  • Effective written and verbal skills.

  • Has a basic understanding of trucking operations including dispatch and hours of service.

  • Ability to work while being exposed to outside weather conditions.

  • Be detailed and customer oriented.

  • Ability to learn internal Enterprise Resource Planning system.

  • This is a safety sensitive position

  • Consistently exhibits and displays the company's values of "Own It. Can Do. Act in Love."

  • Own It

  • Commitment to customer, the company, and each other
  • Can Do
  • Pursuing continuous improvement
  • Act in Love
  • Treating others with humility, respectfulness, kindness, honesty, patience, and self-control
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