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Swift Transportation Transportation Load Planner in Laredo, Texas

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide creative solutions to exceed customer expectations. Assign loads based on customer requirements, driver availability and maximum profitability for assigned region.

  • Review markets, check over/under capacity and check freight needs with Customer Accounts daily.

  • Determine balance, capacity, and demand of loads and trucks and assign loads to trucks.

  • Identify and provide trailer solutions for drivers with minimum deadhead.

  • Ensure deadhead trips are kept to a minimum by proactively working with other LOB's and/or Customer Accounts.

  • Continually increase understanding of assigned market and customers and share findings with sales and/or customer account employees.

  • Provide drivers with complete load details.

  • Actively review reports, identify waste opportunities and collaborate with sales and/or customer accounts to develop optimal solutions.

  • 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 work in high pressure and dynamic environment. Must possess exceptional problem solving skills. Must be able to persuade and influence others.

  • Education: Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.

  • Experience Required: 2+ years' in Operations and/or Planning and/or Customer Accounts required.