Transportation Supervisor

Chicago, IL 60007

Posted: 04/16/2024 Industry: Operations Job Number: 2404 Pay Rate: $70,000 - $80,000

Job Description

The Transportation Supervisor plays a crucial role in our Transportation Department, ensuring efficient transportation operations by overseeing a team of drivers. Reporting directly to the Transportation Manager, the Transportation Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating and managing daily transportation activities to meet company objectives. 


  • Supervise and coordinate activities of drivers to ensure timely and safe transportation of goods.
  • Develop and implement transportation policies and procedures to optimize efficiency and productivity.
  • Assign drivers to routes and schedules, considering factors such as customer requirements, traffic, and vehicle availability.
  • Monitor driver performance, providing feedback, coaching, and disciplinary action as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of driver activities, including hours worked, mileage, and fuel consumption.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager to develop and maintain transportation budgets, forecasting expenses and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and safety standards, including DOT regulations and company policies.
  • Coordinate with other departments, such as Fleet Maintenance and Customer Service, to resolve transportation-related issues and improve overall operations.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices, implementing improvements to enhance transportation efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Foster a positive work environment, promoting teamwork, communication, and professional development among drivers.

Job Requirements

  • Prior experience in transportation operations, with a proven track record of success in a supervisory role.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of transportation regulations and safety standards, with the ability to ensure compliance.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact professionally with drivers, management, and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications, such as MS Office and transportation management systems.
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours and respond to transportation emergencies as needed.
  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record may be required.
  • A 4-year degree is not required for this position, but candidates with relevant degrees in fields such as Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related disciplines are preferred.

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Subject: Transportation Supervisor- Chicago, IL

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