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Transport Planner

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Derbyshire, Foston,

Salary From: £28000

Salary To: £32000

Contact Name: Lauren Mann

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Job Title: Transport Planner

Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 DOE

Hours: 4 on 4 off shift – 6am to 6pm

Location: Foston, Derby DE65

Contracted Hours: 48 hours per week

Major Recruitment are looking for a Transport Planner on a permanent basis for a leading logistics company that have been established since 1959. A pivotal role working within the General haulage team, this role will encompass the day-to-day operation of the business with a strong focus on ensuring efficient, cost effective, legal and profitable loads are planned and executed.

This role is ideal for a motivated and commercially astute individual which is keen to learn and grow with the business. Experience of working within a fast paced transport environment and the ability to deal with daily challenges is essential.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for full time ongoing work with stability and progression opportunities.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Planning and issuing of work to drivers, updating drivers & systems as per requirements
  • Re-planning of work in the event of driver absences
  • Notifying drivers of changes
  • Arrange driver paperwork accordingly
  • Planning daily freight and vehicles with focus on profitability and customer KPI’s.
  • Effective Planning and utilization of Drivers and sub-contract haulage for deliveries for all customer requirements.
  • Dealing with queries by telephone and email from our customers, sub-contract haulers and warehousing sites.
  • Ensure the transport systems are administered accurately and that the physical plan matches the digital plan.
  • Identify and suggest improvements to benefit both the Company and our Customers.
  • Identify new sources of customer freight pushing the boundaries of the fleet to assist in the departments growth.
  • Keep empty mileage to a minimum.


  • Subsidized employee canteen
  • Smoking Areas
  • Excellent Health and Safety/training
  • Great place to work
  • 30 days holiday per annum including bank Holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Company sick pay
  • On-site parking


  • Self-motivating
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Good time management
  • Understand problems when they arise and liaise with relevant persons to solve
  • Flexible to work in different areas of the department
  • Good teamwork and communication skills
  • A basic level of English and basic numeracy skills
  • Attention to detail and a flexible attitude to tasks
  • Strong IT skills including the use of transport systems
  • Transport Management Systems (TMS)
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel)
  • General haulage background
  • Compliance knowledge especially drivers hours & WTD

Click apply today or call and ask to speak to Lauren at Major Recruitment on 01332 327237 for more information


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