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Load Planner 

Description

PURPOSE.

The primary function of the Load Planner is for the daily load planning of inbound and outbound freight, including asset utilization. The Planner will identify opportunities to optimize transportation or to address internal and external customer needs while consistently meeting or exceeding service, empty mile, and trailer pool targets.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES.

  • Responsible for the goals of the Load Planners assigned to their region.
  • Serve as an escalation contact for outlying markets to resolve issues.
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  • Ensure all customer freight commitments are met.
  • Ensure customer service is met through repowering, relaying, or rescheduling freight.
  • Responsible for the outbound strategy of tractors inbound to his/her geographic area.
  • Meet company's on-time service and tractor utilization goals.
  • Manage the acceptance of all non-committed freight in assigned territory.
  • Meet empty percentage goal for assigned market of responsibility.
  • Minimize layover trucks.
  • Meet company's driver home time goals.
  • Limit idle trailers by assigned market of responsibility.
  • Ensure trailer pool compliance with customer base in assigned territory.
 
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year in fleet operations or relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations

Preferred Skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate under difficult circumstances both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse customer relationships
  • Ability to deliver exceptional service through positive engagement and patience
  • Ability to work in a team environment to continuously improve results
  • Ability to promote a culture of trust and safety

Working conditions

This position will be required to work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, and, with or without reasonable accommodation is required to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently operate a computer for extended periods of time and regularly operate other office productivity machines.
  • Occasionally ascend/descend stairs and move up to 20 pounds of office objects.
  • Frequently communicate with peers, supervisors, third parties, and other employees to exchange accurate information and answer questions.
  • Occasionally attend meetings in buildings outside corporate office and at off-site locations with various internal conditions, and requiring travel in various external conditions.
  • Travel domestically as necessary.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

USA Truck, Inc. is firmly committed to inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment, and does not discriminate against applicants or employees for any reason prohibited by law or its own policies. USA Truck, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants for employment.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position; other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Load Planner  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 8/18/2021  
Location Remote - Charlotte  
About the Organization

USA Truck is driven to be a premier North American transportation solutions

provider that improves the lives of team members, customers, industry partners,

and our communities. We promote a culture of trust in a safe, fun,

and friendly environment where people grow and thrive.

 
EOE Statement USA Truck, Inc. is firmly committed to inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment, and does not discriminate against applicants or employees for any reason prohibited by law or its own policies. USA Truck, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants for employment.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position; other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://USATruckInc.appone.com



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