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Fleet Backhaul Specialist

Fleet Backhaul Specialist

Planning and coordinating the backhaul process. Reviewing backhaul information and communicates directly with Drivers, Dispatch, and Supervision when issues arise and makes changes when necessary.  Company liaison for truckload shippers and external brokers to procure freight and fill empty freight lanes in addition to negotiating contractual arrangements with external shippers.
Logging, scheduling and sending all billing information for processing to ensure maximum profits are achieved.

Responsibilities:

  • Procures backhaul arrangements through customer contractual agreements and daily spot boards to eliminate fleet empty miles.
  • Effectively manages major customer accounts and continuously builds sustainable relationships.
  • Plans and coordinates backhauls, pick up, and appointment schedules to optimize backhaul capacity and maximize revenue. Also coordinates with dispatch the routing of private fleet backhauls.
  • Coordinates and communicates daily with transportation supervision and routers to ensure backhauls run efficiently.
  • Plans private fleet back haul pick up appointments, minimizing drivers down time as well as keeping driver within DOT’s regulations.
  • Communicates daily, in a timely manner, with buyers and traffic manager all issues concerning on time deliveries as well as all issues related to backhauls.
  • Communicates daily with drivers that are experiencing problems and resolve their issues.
  • Evaluate costs of laying over/ delaying drivers when needed by determining importance of load.
  • Responsible for submitting all freight transactions in dispatch system in addition to ensuring billing (TMS). Bills all detention and accessorial charges for backhaul freight. Logs detentions within transportation systems.
  • May be required to perform additional tasks, as necessary.
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