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Transportation Lead


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Job Title

Transportation Lead

Reports to

Plant Superintendent/Operations Manager

Job Purpose

To ensure safety and transportation expectations are met through compliance of policies and processes for production/transportation


Umbrella responsibilities of all employees

  • Assist and support implementation of EHS initiatives and strategies to reduce risk including but not limited to the areas of: OSHA, ergonomics, injury / illness reduction, hazard communication, environmental, emergency preparedness, and general employee safety
  • Supports LIFE areas, Safety Leading Indicators and Global Program Elements
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Adhering to Plant policies and guidelines
  • Working safely and looking out for the safety of those around them
  • Ensure safety and transportation expectations are met
  • Meet the needs of our customers by providing excellent service
  • Manage needed plant documentation and DOT requirements




Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule, direct and coach Trucking team members as needed to achieve Plant safety and production objectives
  • Cover daily toolbox topics
  • Schedule trucks & trailers for service / repairs
  • Work with Finance Specialist for PO’s related to trucking department
  • Schedule daily pickups and work with dock to ensure trailers are loaded with equipment as needed
  • Random DOT drug testing
  • Drive as needed to cover vacations and / or illness
  • Monitor overtime and efficiencies in the trucking department and route accordingly
  • Establish and communicate to drive team members job performance requirements and minimum standards for safety and productivity;
  • Ensure all drive team members are knowledgeable of Plant safety policies and procedures
  • Monitor driver daily logs, VCR’s, and driver hours for accuracy.
  • Follow all Federal, State, and local D.O.T regulations.
  • Track and schedule Truck, and Trailer Federal Inspections.
  • Maintain all equipment maintenance files.
  • Manage and maintain VMO & DMO
  • Respond to customer requests for scheduling and delivery
  • Assist with scale as needed
  • Spot inspect tractors for cleanliness and perform random ride a longs
  • Other duties as assigned


Personal Protective Equipment

  • Gloves, approved safety glasses, ear plugs, safety vest, steel toe shoes, hard hat. 


Equipment Operated and Monitored

  • Trucks
  • Hand Truck
  • Cell Phone
  • Trailers
  • Forklift
  • Pallet Jack


Tools used

  • King Pin Locks
  • Rear door strap (red strap)
  • Load locks
  • Padlock for trailer securement
  • Glad-hand Locks


Information collected and exchanged

  • Communicate with Shipping, and receiving on equipment needs.
  • Communicate with Plant Supervisor on trucking needs.
  • Communication with drivers on account issues, equipment issues.
  • Communication with customers/Account managers (Missed pickup, delayed pickups)



Training/Registration/License/Certification requirement

  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Ability to effectively read/write/speak English and interpret written documents
  • Expert knowledge of shipping processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of Traffic Dept. processes
  • Strong computer skills; ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to work with internal and external customers


The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the Plant.








International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Richmond  VA  23224


Richmond, VA, US, 23224 STATE WIDE, NC, US, #

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Mar 16, 2023

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