Transportation Coordinator Job Description

A transportation coordinator is a specialist who helps companies arrange logistics for the transportation of goods.

Transportation coordinators work with freight transportation companies to schedule deliveries.

They are responsible for coordinating the transportation department as a whole.

The transportation coordinator approves the transportation carrier(s), negotiates pricing, and ensures that all paperwork is complete and accurate.

The transportation coordinator ensures that the delivery process is as smooth as possible and that there’s as little downtime as possible.

The coordinator also is responsible for making sure a company’s users are aware of upcoming deliveries.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Transportation Coordinator to join our team. This person will be responsible for coordinating our transportation needs and ensuring that our vehicles are properly maintained. If you have a passion for keeping things organized and running smoothly, then this is the position for you!

Transportation Coordinator Duties:

  • Manage and coordinate the scheduling of vehicles and equipment
  • Manage and maintain vehicle records
  • Plan and coordinate efficient vehicle routes
  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance logs
  • Evaluate vehicle needs and recommend necessary repairs
  • Coordinate maintenance schedules with automobile service departments
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicle inventory

Transportation Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update material management systems, including purchasing, receiving, stocking, and shipping
  • Manage the supply chain including warehouses, vendors, and carriers, ensuring on-time delivery, accurate cost reporting, and adherence to budget
  • Manage inventory, including tracking and reordering
  • Assume all transportation responsibilities, including inbound and outbound shipments, dock management, and inventory management
  • Maintain vehicle fleet, including ordering, repairing, maintaining, and replacing vehicles with safe, secure, and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Identify and monitor transportation regulations, and report violations to upper management
  • Perform all functions of a customer service representative
  • Perform all functions of a receptionist

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Proven experience in a coordination role
  • Strong decision-making capabilities
  • Above-average communication, collaboration, and delegation skills
  • Strong working knowledge of operational procedures
  • Strong financial and project management skills

At [Company Name], we're committed to equal opportunity and building a diverse, inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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