Transport Planner

Mark Thompson Transport currently have a vacancy for a Transport Planner to join the team.

Mark Thompson Transport is a Warrington based haulage company that currently have 18 other Satellite depots across the UK. They provide road Haulage to customers all across the UK and supply a reliable cost-effective service, using state of the art technology, underpinned by knowledgeable friendly staff.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Transport Planner:

  • Communicate effectively with the other traffic planning team regarding that day’s requirements and get an immediate understanding of planned routes, vehicle allocations and driver availability.
  • Assist with the planning of deliveries
  • Answer all driver and customer enquiries promptly and effectively
  • React to vehicle defects and driver absence and cover with agency staff if necessary, in line with company procedures.
  • Maintain effective systems to ensure drivers receive the correct manifests and delivery paperwork including PDA’s.
  • Liaise with customers, and amend the plans accordingly to ensure a successful operation.
  • Answer and deal with other depot phone calls relating to their deliveries.
  • Support company HR processes.
  • Keep up to date with any changes to legislation, policies and procedure.
  • Be willing to undertake all tasks set by your manager.

Key skills of a Transport Planner:

  • Strong administration skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate
  • Customer focused with excellent communication skills
  • Ethos on continuous improvement
  • Experience within the Transport Sector
  • Class 1 License essential
  • Road Haulage CPC advantageous [not essential]
  • Good understanding of Drivers hours & Company Compliance

Salary: £26,000 – £28,600

This role will be Thursday – Monday 1200hrs -2100hrs, there may also be opportunities for over time.

We offer all of our employee’s fantastic company benefits, including:

  • Pension
  • Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).
  • Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme, Childcare Vouchers and access to a range of offers and discounts).
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee and customer referral schemes

To apply, please click here to fill out the application form.

Should you have any queries, contact the recruitment team directly on or call 01625 728027.