Transportation Supervisor

DHL Supply Chain (Midwest) Wilmington , IL 60481

Posted 2 months ago

DHL, the global leader in supply chain management, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of manufacturing, retail, and consumer industries, has over 40,000 associates in over 500 sites in the Americas. DHL manages more than 99 million square feet of warehouse space (equivalent to almost 1,800 football fields), and has annual revenue of nearly $5 billion in this region.

DHL Supply Chain is looking for a 3rd Shift Transportation Supervisor in Wilmington, IL

The Transportation Supervisor oversees the operations of the truck fleet to assure that high service levels are attained at minimum expense. He or she is also responsible for developing an accurate means of record keeping to effectively monitor shipments and drivers.


  • Maintain accurate files on vehicle use, condition, and maintenance.

  • Ensure tractors and trailers are effectively utilized by developing efficient delivery schedules.

  • Implement an inspection program to safeguard the equipment and a maintenance program to keep equipment in effective operating condition.

  • Recommend the appropriate specifications for new equipment.

  • Recommend programs to the Transportation Manager on improving the operation of the fleet.

Customer Service

  • Provide a level of delivery service that meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Labor Management

  • Direct the operations of the clerical staff and drivers to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Develop and maintain a productive work team by hiring, training, and professional development.

  • Match the skill and background of associates to the work required.

  • Apply sound communication and motivational techniques, supervise, counsel, and discipline subordinates.

  • Implement performance evaluation system for recommending promotions, wage increases, and terminations. Implement a driver safety program.


  • Process bills of lading, making sure that proper charges are billed in the appropriate manner.


  • Establish a trip reporting procedure and process the trip reports from all drivers and shipments.

  • Assure the timely creation and filing of Department of Transportation reports.


  • 1 to 3 years related experience

  • College Degree required

  • Effectively communicate with associates and customers in person and via telephone, verbally and non-verbally to accomplish necessary objectives.

  • Effectively review performance of subordinates, if any, to ensure compliance to requirements.

  • Ability to operate small office equipment (typewriters, computers, key punch, etc.) to accomplish necessary objectives.

  • Ability to retrieve and file documents stored in file cabinets.

  • Ability to learn technical material to accomplish necessary objectives.

  • Some experience in transportation and fleet management is necessary.

  • Strong analytical and communications skills are required.

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