HGV Transport Planner

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Do you have a proven background in transport planning for a fleet of HGV curtainsided vehicles for general haulage nationwide? We are seeking a results driven, astute Transport Planner who can implement and precisely control the day to day operations for this haulage company, planning the routes for a large fleet up to 44 tonne artic curtain sided vehicles.

Maximise your chances of a successful application to this job by ensuring your CV and skills are a good match.

Previous experience within road haulage planning essential as is the ability to work as part of a focused and reactive transport team to ensure the highest levels of service delivery.


  • Plan vehicles and loads daily to ensure best utilisation and correct vehicles used also to ensure WTD and driver hours regulations adhered to
  • Using the satellite vehicle tracking system, monitor vehicle locations in relation to customer delivery and collection times
  • Manage backloads to maximise fleet utilisation

Understand fleet capacity in terms of volume, weight and vehicle restrictions

  • Monitor UK traffic flow using travel websites and road cameras

Communicate potential issues to drivers to enable them to divert where possible

  • Proactively communicate with customers regarding any delays to booking times and waiting times at collection and delivery sites
  • Proactively communicate with drivers regarding changes to plan and additional customer requirements
  • Communicate planned work for drivers ensuring information is imparted accurately and completely
  • Process digital tachographs for drivers and vehicles, maintaining digital and associated paper records and analogue tachographs in line with current European driver regulations
  • Carry out Licence checks on a bi-annual basis
  • Communicate weekly record of driver hours to ensure ongoing compliance with the Working Time Directive
  • Prepare and issue driver delivery documentation and equipment, including maps and delivery instructions / requirements
  • Book in and check delivery points and acquire any information unique to delivery destination

Including arranging transhipping details or trailer drop places as required

  • Plan vehicles for inspection / service / repairs as required and liaise with garage
  • Create jobs on Traffic Management System
  • deliveries / collections
  • Liaise with customers to organise loading of correct vehicles and trailers and time to be loaded, via telephone and email
  • Carry out driver de-brief and training as required


  • Good UK road network and national geographic knowledge essential
  • Work as part of a team
  • Flexibility to working hours and some weekend work
  • Computer literate
  • National CPC is desirable but not essential If you can demonstrate a high degree of initiative and work as part of a vibrant transport team then we would like to hear from you in the first instance
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