Transportation Specialist Job Description

A transportation specialist is the individual responsible for planning, arranging, and negotiating all modes of transportation.

The person in this position is also responsible for scheduling, dispatching, and tracking shipments.

Transportation specialists use various mediums of communication which means that they must also be proficient in verbal and written communications.

They must also be able to present information in an organized, efficient manner.

A transportation specialist is a team member who works closely and directly with the company’s shipping department.

The transportation specialist also works closely with other staff within the company such as shipping clerks, managers, and dispatchers.

Transportation specialists must be detail-oriented and must also follow company procedures

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Transportation Specialist to join our team and help us keep our operation running smoothly. As our Transportation Specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating and executing our transportation plans, ensuring that our vehicles and drivers are where they need to be when they need to be there. You will also be responsible for tracking our shipments and keeping our records up to date. If you are an organized and efficient individual with a strong attention to detail, then we want you on our team!

Transportation Specialist Duties:

  • Provide resources, equipment, and manpower to construction sites
  • Manages the transportation of building materials and equipment to all project sites
  • Loads and unloads heavy construction equipment
  • Assist in staging and completing construction projects
  • Plans and coordinates routes and schedules

Transportation Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in processes related to cargo handling, logistics, transportation, warehousing and distribution
  • Proficient in planning and development of transportation plans
  • Proficient in purchasing, receiving, packing and shipping requirements
  • Proficient in inspecting and auditing of transportation operations

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Coordinate the daily transportation of employees, customers, and inbound/outbound freight
  • Manage daily route assignments, calls, confirmations, paperwork, and logs
  • Perform vehicle maintenance, including oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections
  • Maintain accurate records of all maintenance and service activity
  • Provide accurate forecasts of transportation needs
  • Manage expenses within budget
  • Fork lift certification required

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, nationalities, genders, , , and ages. We are especially committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.