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Knight Transportation, Inc Driver Manager in Hutchins, Texas

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions 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.