Assistant Transport Manager

Maidens of Telford are looking to recruit an Assistant Transport Manager (must hold an International Transport Managers CPC) to assist in the management of a Transport team of 80.

Qualification, if over 5 years old must be supported by a refresher under 5 years old.

You will be an integral part of the team responsible for the fleet and its maintenance coupled with compliance related matters, additionally you will be required to assist as required to plan and execute collection and delivery schedules via the most cost efficient and cost-effective means, in line with the business objectives, customer service levels and current legislative requirements.

Key responsibilities in this role will include, under the direction of the TM and MD: 

Primary – Vehicle Management/Administration

·Utilisation of IT and Compliance systems

·Review any shortcomings such as prohibitions and/or annual test failures

·Ensure that relevant changes are notified in accordance with operator licence requirements

·Ensure that vehicles and trailers are kept in a fit and roadworthy condition and those that are not are removed from service

·Retain all vehicle maintenance records for a period of no less than 15 months and make available upon request

·Ensure that vehicles are specified as required and that operator licence discs are current and displayed correctly

·Ensure that vehicle payload notifications are correct, height indicators are fitted and correct, and tachograph calibrations are up to date and displayed

·To ensure that vehicles and trailers are kept in a fit and roadworthy condition

·Report and record any defects in writing or in a format which is readily accessible

·Remove from service any vehicles and trailers that are not roadworthy and repair promptly

·Ensure that vehicles and towed equipment are made available for safety inspections, service, repair and statutory testing

·Carry out safety inspections and other statutory testing within the notified Operators Licence maintenance intervals

·Liaise with maintenance contractors, manufacturers, hire companies and dealers, as might be appropriate and to make certain vehicles and trailers are serviced in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

Secondary – Driver Management

·Utilisation of compliance systems

·Management of driver hours by ensuring compliance with the driving hours rules

·Ensuring that drivers are recording their duty, driving time and rest breaks on the appropriate equipment and their records are inspected as required

·Where appropriate, download and store data from the vehicle tachograph unit and from the drivers’ tachograph cards in line with current legislation and company policy

·Retain drivers’ hours and records for the purposes of the Working Time Directive (WTD) and that they are available to be produced during the relevant period

·Ensure that drivers are adequately trained and competent to operate all relevant vehicles and equipment

·Contribute to relevant training and subsequent disciplinary processes as required

·Provide leadership and motivation to build an effective and engaged workforce resulting in improved productivity and sustained customer service levels

·Assist in the recruitment, training and development ensuring that drivers hold the appropriate licence for the vehicle they are driving

·Ensuring all vocational drivers should hold a valid driver CPC qualification (DQC)

·Carry out regular checks on the drivers’ licences

·Ensure that drivers are completing daily driver defect reporting and that defects are recorded and rectified correctly

·Make sure that all drivers and mobile workers take adequate breaks and periods of daily and weekly rest (as per the relevant regulations which apply)

Key Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

Certificate of Professional Competence (International CPC)

Logistics qualification would be desirable or working/willing to work towards (CILT or similar)

Health and Safety qualification would be desirable or working/willing to work towards (IOSH)

Some transport management experience

Working knowledge of transport operation systems

Working knowledge of the Highway Code, EU tachograph requirements, Working Time Regulations, Road Transport Regulations


Analysing and solving logistic problems

Organisational and time management

Verbal and written communication skills

Collaboration with other departments within the business


IT & computer literate


For more information please call Simone on 01625 728027.

We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV to [email protected] or apply online here.