Qualified Transport Manager

Qualified Transport Manager

Job Title: Qualified Transport Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Reference: T2KL/1375035
Contact Name: Sammons Group
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 04, 2019 02:14

Job Description

Salary: Circa £24k - £30k

Ref: 1375035

Hours - 40 hours per week

Principal Role:

  • To ensure that any vehicles operating on the fleet are Maintained, fit for purpose & insured.
  • Ensure all drivers are aware of their responsibilities, have the correct training and are carrying out their obligations with regards to operating a company vehicle.
  • Ensure the company are operating within the law with regards to vehicles, people and planning / O licence.


  • Plan lorry activities based on requests from various department Managers, realising most efficient planning. Realising the high volume of drops and the short notice of instruction.
  • Ensure drivers hours are abided by, daily checks are carried out, drivers are working efficiently and are presentable and courteous to customers.
  • Make sure O Licence rules are maintained.
  • Plan lorry maintenance, checks, MOT's and insurance are in place
  • Be aware of weight and access restraints


  • Ensure all vans are insured, MOT'd, serviced and maintained.
  • Order new vans from approved suppliers, ensure best value based on price, service and specification.
  • Ensure regular checks are carried out on vans by drivers.
  • Arrange for any hired / rental vans & off hire when completed.


  • Ensure all cars are insured, MOT'd, serviced and maintained.
  • Order new cars from approved suppliers, ensure best value based on mileage price, service and specification.
  • Check users mileage is in line with lease agreement
  • Ensure regular checks are carried out on vans by drivers.
  • Arrange for any hired / rental cars & off hire when completed.


  • Arrange with Engineer or Garage any servicing, MOT's & Maintenance
  • Arrange with vehicle drivers times and locations for maintenance, causing minimal disruption and replacement vehicle where necessary.
  • Organise tyre replacement to suit working hours and minimal disruption.


  • Make sure all drivers have a valid driving licence suitable to drive the vehicle that they are operating.
  • Check age of driver's.
  • Ensure drivers have signed vehicle agreement.
  • Ensure regular vehicle checks on vehicles are carried out.
  • Check drivers have the correct qualifications, training & tickets to drive vehicles and carry out tasks.
  • Deal with any driver issues, poor driving, lack or poor vehicle checking, accidents, speeding and general behaviour related to driving.


  • Check all vehicles on fleet and hired in are insured.
  • Carry out accident investigations alongside compliance department.

Other tasks:

  • Make sure all costs are allocated correctly to the correct departments ensure the company's vehicle monitoring system is used to the best use for the company.
  • Briefings to drivers
  • Organise training for drivers.
  • Deal with finance quotes from approved suppliers.
  • Ensure all fuel is purchased at the most efficient rates.
  • Maintain records on fuel use, identifying any unusual trends.
  • Ensure compliance with FORS
  • Be available for breakdowns & contactable to drivers

If you feel that this role doesn't match your skills and expertise, please visit our website for a variety of Permanent, Temporary and Contract vacancies.

We endeavour to reply to all applications. However if you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by The Sammons Group.

The Sammons Group is an Employment Business and Employment Agency as defined by the EAA Regulations 2003, and we abide by the Code of Practice of our industry body (the Recruitment & Employment Confederation - REC).

We are committed to supporting and promoting diversity in the workplace, and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, belief, disability, ethnic origin/nationality, gender/gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation - we recruit on the basis of talent. If you require reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We regret that as a recruitment consultancy we are unable to seek visas for applicants not holding current entitlement to work in the UK.

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