Transport Planner / Trainee Transport Planner

The SmartList
Leighton Buzzard
12 Feb 2018
12 Mar 2018
Start Date
G Transport is a customer focused vehicle transport company, specialising in covered transport across the UK and in Europe. We offer a range of services, from movement of key vehicles for film and press events, research and development vehicles, and customer delivery for manufacturers. We are trusted by manufacturers to provide the upmost care and attention when dealing with their prized vehicles.

We are looking to recruit someone to work in our transport office in Leighton Buzzard. This position will be given to the right candidate. This could be either an experienced Transport Planner, or trainee with the appropriate drive to learn. Training will be provided. This is an opportunity to grow with us as a company

Duties will include direct contact with customers, as well as HGV drivers, to take on the day to day responsibility for ongoing work, whilst booking and scheduling new work.

Key responsibilities for the Transport Planner

Provide quotes to customers, via email tender and telephone
Schedule the next day/weeks bookings to deliver the customers vehicle(s) on time using the most cost effective means and best use of resources
Manage driver start times to make best use of driver's hours and adherence to WTD
Pre and de-brief drivers of assignments
Source subcontractors as and when required
Maintain a clear, and up to date record of vehicle moves
Book ferries and accommodation
Liaise with Transport Manger to ensure all service and MOT dates are met.
Skills and Experience


Good telephone manner
Competent IT skills - Word, Excel and Outlook
Methodical approach and an eye for details

Solid knowledge of drivers hours, tachograph and WTD legislation
Experience within a transport operation
CPC desirable but not essential
Working Hours

Generally Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30/6pm.

If you are interested in the above role, please send click apply.

Closing date 23/02/2018