Transportation Manager

Job Description

The Transportation Manager effectively manages the dedicated fleet operations and leads their location to maximum profitability, while exceeding customer expectations and developing additional business opportunities for NFI. The Project Manager is the person ultimately responsible for that operation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages day-to-day operations of facilities and subordinate staff including supervisors, coordinators, dispatchers, load planners, administrative assistants and drivers
  • Accountable for interaction with the customer on an ongoing basis regarding customer reviews and continuous improvement Overall accountability for appropriate staffing levels and quality of employees
  • Maximizes fleet efficiencies through proper planning and execution ensuring a safe working environment
  • Ensure customer satisfaction in all areas of service, reporting and business development
  • Maximize profitability through operations excellence, asset utilization and cost control
  • Budget preparation and P&L responsibility
  • Facilitate, manage and support all internal and external reporting requirements
  • Represents NFI in a positive manner to the customer and local community
  • Provides leadership to staff and further the growth and development of all employees, to include employee recognition
  • Sources all avenues to grow revenue base with both dedicated and non-dedicated customers
  • Works with all of NFI support staff (Safety/Maintenance/Human Resources/etc.)
  • Interacts and lends support to the other NFI operations


  • 5+ years experience in logistics and/or transportation
  • BA or BS Degree preferred
  • Computer applications experience including MS Office strongly desire
  • Computer applications systems experience using TMW and Supply Chain Management systems helpful;
  • P&L management and reporting experience and strong organizational background desired
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving and decision making skills desire
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills


  • Travel on a moment notice for perhaps extended periods of time
  • Ability and availability to work extended hours including nights and weekends as needed by the customer

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