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OTR Fleet Manager

Company: Ascend
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Ascend's Fleet Manager is responsible for managing a fleet of drivers to meet or exceed all required metrics, maximize revenue, and minimize costs, and meet or exceed the customer's service needs.

- Reduce workforce turnover by improving employee relations and establishing a good working relationship with each driver.
- Work with operational personnel and dispatch drivers.
- Promote safety of drivers.
- Demonstrates personal concern for maintaining a safe environment for themselves and others.
- Manage driver performance and productivity and take proper disciplinary steps if necessary, including termination of employment.
- Provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others.
- Manage out of route mileage.
- Know, support, and enforce company policies.
- Enter time and ensure payroll is accurate for each driver.
- Act as a liaison between the driver and all other parts of operations.
- Anticipate and facilitate problem resolution on all load issues to meet or exceed total satisfaction of customers.
- Work internally with planners and drivers to get desired weekly mileage goal of a least 2,350.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with Operations Personnel, Drivers, and management of all levels.
- Models and promotes Ascend's Values: Zero Safety Events; Be Courageous; Act with Integrity; Inspire Trust; Teamwork; Have Fun and Build a Legacy.

- Previous experience in or knowledge of the transportation industry preferred not required.
KNOWLEDGE, Skills, and traits
- Ability to manage others and self.
- Ability to communicate well with others.
- Computer based keyboard skills and ability to learn software systems.
- Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization.
- Ability to exercise independent decision-making skills.
- Ability to build effective relationships (to help produce the right results).
- Ability to effectively plan to meet deadlines.
- Ability to work in a team environment to continuously improve results.
- Ability to coach drivers on key areas of needed improvement.
- Ability to meet deadlines and deliver exceptional service through positive engagement and patience.
- Able to promote a culture of trust and safety.

Education, Certifications, & License Requirements
- High School Diploma or GED

Ascend is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive environment where all individuals may grow and thrive, respecting the different experiences that each employee brings to their job. Ascend believes that a diverse work environment results in a better experience for employees and customers and makes Ascend stronger.
With our mission of diversity and inclusion in mind, we provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, disability, citizenship, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), marital status, ancestry, genetic information, veteran and/or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or Ascend policy.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position, other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Employee's acknowledgment constitutes employee's understanding of the principal accountabilities and duties of the position and certifies that they are physically able to perform the necessary duties in the work environment.

Keywords: Ascend, Jackson , OTR Fleet Manager, Executive , Jackson, Tennessee

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