Knight Transportation Driver Manager in Phoenix, Arizona
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:Shift: 5pm - 3am Lead a fleet of 30+ drivers and manage driver availability to maximize productivity of their fleet. Routinely review Profit/Loss (P/L) for assigned area and find ways to maximize profitability. Develop a personal and professional relationship with each Driving Associate that leads to exceptional safety, service, equipment care, fuel performance and retention.
Coach Driving Associates to achieve their weekly mileage goal by effectively managing home time and hours of service.
Maximize P/L for all assigned tractors.
Collaborate with Planner(s) and assign drivers to lanes that best serve both the company and the driver.
Discuss each load and the service expectations with every driver on every plan.
Personally coach each Driving Associate to identify opportunities for improvement and actively provide the training/coaching needed to help Driving Associate reach their highest potential and performance.
Proactively communicate with Driving Associate about safety expectations including pre-trip inspections, following distance, and route conditions.
Ensure payroll accuracy for assigned drivers.
Provide timely and meaningful in-person reviews for each Driving Associate.
Track freight to its final destination to ensure on time delivery.
Work closely with sales and account teams to ensure customer has most current information.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success of business operations in order to meet company demands and expectations and perform other duties as assigned by leadership.
Proactively work to assist others in achieving the organization's objectives.
Skills: Must be able to lead and influence others. Must possess exceptional communication skills. Must be able to multi-task. Must be able to work in high pressure situations in a fast paced environment. Must be proficient in MS Office.
Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.
Experience Required: Previous experience in dealing with the public (retail, customer service, sales, etc) preferred.