Indian River Transport
  • 02-Oct-2018 to 01-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Operations
  • Clovis, NM, USA
  • Full Time

As a leader in bulk liquid food grade tank carriers, Indian River Transport sets the tone for the rest of our industry. Everyday we strive for excellence. Our team members are ambitious, intelligent, and motivated individuals who take pride in what they do.

We currently have an opportunity for a Load Planner.


Help direct, plan, and manage the daily activities and operations of our Over-the-Road flatbed fleet, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with real career advancement opportunity.


  • Provide planning support for designated areas; ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads
  • Tailor planning to meet area needs. Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and proactively communicate to appropriate leadership Know and understand the intricacies of operational market assigned; plan for acceptance of loads
  • Utilize Network Decision Support tools to assign loads to trucks, ensure customers' service requirements are met
  • Responsible for the booking of loads, the successful dispatch of planned loads and subsequent ownership of loads for assigned area
  • Coordinate fleet capacity needs with operations leadership and drivers Collaborate with other Planning Center teams to coordinate Network needs/opportunities and execute agreed upon strategic plans
  • Communicate late pickups and/or deliveries, as well as any other load changes, to appropriate department personnel
  • Comply with all Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations & Safety Compliance guidelines; validate driver hours of service to safely and legally facilitate the delivery of loads, honor specific driver/company requests related to operations/safety training, research driver issues regarding non-compliance items (overweight loads, load routing, hours of operation, equipment type, etc.) and provide resolution accordingly to meet legal requirements. Forward unresolved issues to appropriate internal departments for resolution

Abilities and skills required:

  • Communicate professionally, effectively, and timely with both internal and external customers/contacts.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional duties assigned by leadership.
  • Analytical, logical thinker with the ability to think two steps ahead and successfully analyze different pieces of information and put them together like a puzzle.
  • Ability to influence others; ability to communicate well with others; ability to transfer knowledge.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and to improve processes to obtain and maintain quality results.
  • Ability to solve problems and work in high-pressure situations; ability to take direction from leaders; detail oriented; computer/keyboarding skills; knowledge of the transportation industry preferred.


Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience Required: Previous driving experience or one (1) year of operations or customer service experience required; experience in logistics or information technology preferred. Relevant four-year college degree or related experience utilizing analytics and operations systems may substitute for operations experience.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

The company complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by employing only U.S. citizens and non-citizens who are authorized to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Indian River Transport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Indian River Transport complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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