Transport Planner – Northampton

Job Type:
  • Permanent
Supply Chain Industries:
  • Supply Chain Logistics
Reference Number: AB-2001
Northampton, UK


Role: Transport Planner
Location: Northampton
Salary: £26k


Role Profile:

Deekay are recruiting for an experienced Transport Planner in Northampton for a major 3PL organisation.
Hours of work: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm


  • To develop and control an agreed amount of resources (vehicles, drivers, trailers) ensuring all legal constraints are adhered to (Working Time Directive and EU Drivers’ Hours regulations)
  • Produce effective transport plans guided by the time based planning process
  • To allocate and monitor the usage of specialist equipment i.e. (MOL)
  • Effective management of drivers through on-going communication supplemented by the use of Isotrak group analysis screen
  • Ensure that internal tracking system housekeeping is completed to the required standards
  • Understanding and achieving specific targets regarding utilisation, cost pence per mile (CPPM), wage to revenue, empty legs
  • Review allocated customers making sure that work is planned to time and correct equipment is efficiently utilised
  • Constantly communicate with customer services and drivers to ensure customer kpi targets achieved and maintained
  • To have a working knowledge of the relevant highway standards, including the design manual for roads and bridges (DMRB) and the manual for streets
  • To understand and have experience of working with the planning regulatory framework, and knowledge of planning and transport policy as applied to development
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and clients
  • Ensure compliance of drivers with appropriate training i.e. passport to safety


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