Location: Witham, Essex
Salary: £15000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Logistics
Contact Name: Adam Deeprose

Transport Planner (Witham, Essex)

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Transport Planner to join an established and award winning provider of international logistics and freight services at their site at Witham, Essex.

The purpose of this role will be to plan the national vehicle and trailer resources in the most cost effective and compliant manner, achieving profitability and service excellence.

Experience required:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in general haulage route planning for 20+ vehicles.
  • Knowledge of vehicle weights and legal limits, driver's hours and WTD regulations.
  • Understanding of Operators Licence obligations and regulations.
  • Road traffic laws.
  • Vehicle costings.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Good team player and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to stay calm and work under pressure.
  • Flexible approach to hours of work.
  • IT skills - MS Word and Excel.
  • CPC in Road Haulage would be an advantage.


  • National palletised haulage route planning.
  • The routing and management of 20+ vehicles for multi-drop deliveries and collections ensuring optimum utilisation and profitability within the constraints of cargo availability, vehicle availability, customer requirements and legal restrictions.
  • Prepare and produce Vehicle and Load Manifests and customer paperwork and present to the Warehouse and assigned drivers.
  • Provide the main point of contact for the National drivers.
  • Liaise and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Transport administration and data update within various operating systems.
  • Assist the Transport Manager in the management of the Fleet and driver headcount.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm and 7.30am to 4.30pm (rotating).

Salary is between £15k-£28k, dependent on experience.

For immediate consideration send your CV without delay!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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