Load Planner

  • 1300 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed services. Werner’s Logistics portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

     The main purpose of this position is to ensure the effective management and logistical planning of assigned territories while working closely with the Customer and Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     The job functions listed below represent the essential job duties and responsibilities of the above-

     listed position.

      Administer the assigning of trucks to loads. This includes the prioritization of loads based on customer requirements and commitments, Fleet Manager requests, trailer utilization, and driver home requests by using Load Optimization software and practical knowledge of the transportation.

      Communicate directly with the customer on a daily basis regarding the planning of freight for current and future days of the week.

      Manage driver requests for Production, Home Time, and other related needs.

      Review the geographical area for inbound, outbound, committed, and empty truck status, as well as for trailer pools, and problems. Notify Fleet Managers of any late load information or problems.

      Maintain communication with internal customers, i.e. Fleet Managers and Dedicated Manager through 2nd Availables and other related departments.

      Monitor and ensure on time pick-ups.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, or equivalent.

      Two to three years customer service experience preferred.

      Two to three years customer service experience preferred.

      One to two years AS400 or P.C. experience preferred.

 

Additional Information

Werner Enterprises provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information or veteran status or other status protected by law. We encourage applicants of all ages as we do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant's age.