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Knight Transportation: Driver Manager

Company: Knight Transportation
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescription Primary Purpose and Essential Functions Lead a fleet of 30+ drivers and manage driver availability to maximize productivity of their fleet. Routinely review Profit/Loss (P/L) for assigned area and find ways to maximize profitability. Develop a personal and professional relationship with each Driving Associate that leads to exceptional safety, service, equipment care, fuel performance and retention. * Coach Driving Associates to achieve their weekly mileage goal by effectively managing home time and hours of service. * Maximize P/L for all assigned tractors. * Collaborate with Planner(s) and assign drivers to lanes that best serve both the company and the driver. * Discuss each load and the service expectations with every driver on every plan. * Personally coach each Driving Associate to identify opportunities for improvement and actively provide the training/coaching needed to help Driving Associate reach their highest potential and performance. * Proactively communicate with Driving Associate about safety expectations including pre-trip inspections, following distance, and route conditions. * Ensure payroll accuracy for assigned drivers. * Provide timely and meaningful in-person reviews for each Driving Associate. * Track freight to its final destination to ensure on time delivery. * Work closely with sales and account teams to ensure customer has most current information. * 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. * Proactively work to assist others in achieving the organization's objectives. * Skills: Must be able to lead and influence 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. * Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required. * Experience Required: Previous experience in dealing with the public (retail, customer service, sales, etc) preferred. Driver Manager KAV123

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