Transport Planner

Transport Planner

David Hathaway Transport are looking for a Transport Operator to join our fast-paced transport operation in Yate, Bristol BS37.

Salary: £23,000 - £30,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Bristol (BS37)

With over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry we are looking for a reliable, hard-working, competent, multi-tasking team player to join our ever expanding business.

Job Role:

  • Working as part of a team to ensure deliveries / collections are achieved on a daily basis.
  • Daily vehicle and trailer planning, maximising the efficiency and productivity.*
  • Ensuring planned routes are in line with working time directive (WTD) and driving hours.
  • Liaising with third party depots to problem solve delivery issues, finding solutions.
  • Dealing with incoming phone calls quickly and efficiently.
  • Ensuring Timed/AM deliveries are achieved with high levels of accuracy.
  • Ensuring accurate maintenance of specific operational spreadsheets.
  • Management of driver EPOD devices monitoring deliveries completed on time and in full. *
  • Customer account managing to ensure our outstanding KPI service is achieved and maintained.
  • Managing customer expectations.*
  • Undertake any other tasks/duties as required by the need of the business.*

Key Skills Required:

  • Strong geographical knowledge.
  • Previous work experience in a distribution environment.
  • Knowledge of transport legislation.
  • Excellent IT skills (ability to touch-type is highly desirable).
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook etc).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Well organised, taking ownership of tasks.
  • Driven, self-motivated.
  • Team player.


  • On the job training through our bespoke traffic management system.
  • Opportunity to gain International CPC qualification.
  • Opportunity for overtime. *
  • Access to on-site gym.*
  • On-site car parking.
  • Pension.
  • Employee benefits via online discount platform.
  • Regular work socials, encouraging team-building.

The right candidate will have solid experience within the transport industry. They will also have the opportunity for significant development and progression within a dynamic working environment.


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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