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Overnight Fleet Manager

Job Description

Overnight Fleet Manager


Formed in 1924, Cowan Systems enjoys a history of excellence and quality in the transportation business. Due to continued growth, Cowan Systems, LLC is seeking the top talent in the industry to join our team in Baltimore, MD.


Cowan Systems, LLC is a National truckload carrier that specializes in providing high quality dedicated fleet services for companies requiring first-rate performance. Cowan Systems offers dedicated fleet services which provide a customized transportation package designed to meet the specific needs of the shipper; such as specialized equipment, strict timetables and custom reporting. Our 100% supply chain solution includes local and long haul trucking services.


**SHIFTS: Monday-Friday 1700-0300 or 1900-0500**


Job Summary:


Cowan Fleet Managers are responsible for safe operation and management of their specific fleet of drivers. This includes, but is not limited to, employee relations as it relates to driver retention and satisfaction, relationship saturation and overall driver productivity. Operations team will provide fleet plans. The Fleet Manager is responsible for the execution of said plan. The driver is your customer.


Cowan Core Values:


  • Safety of our team drives every decision we make

  • An entrepreneurial spirit fostered by healthy work environments

  • Fiscal responsibility

  • Exceptional Customer service


Job Duties:


  • Promote culture of safety in all daily activities

  • Proactively address safety concerns by:

    • Communicating safety goals and standards to drivers

    • Steering driver safety concerns to the appropriate resources for resolution

    • Regular reviews of fleet “safety health” with Terminal/Operations Manager and/or Safety trainer, schedule set by Terminal/Operations Manager


  • Execute compliance tasks in the following areas:

    • Driver fitness (DOT physical)

    • Driver documents (license, annual review, etc.)

    • Validate Hours of Service for each driver using available tools

    • Facilitate random driver testing as required

    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)


  • Effectively dispatch a fleet using Cowan systems tools and procedure

  • Confirm driver plans with drivers (Via Qualcomm and or phone)

  • Provide driver with any required special load requirements (Hazmat, specialty equipment, etc.)

  • Provide future plans to drivers whenever available

  • Identify and collect assessorial charges as needed

  • Daily review of Cowan Connect standards for your fleet. Areas of focus:   

    • 30 minute compliance

    • Late reason coding

    • Detention notes/collection


  • Coach and counsel your Fleet in the following areas (subject to TM approval)

    • Productivity

    • On time service

    • Attendance

    • Violations of company rules as outlined in the Cowan Handbook

    • Customer care and service

    • Develop driver performance improvement plans as needed


  • Maintain highest driver relationship and satisfaction by:

    • Regular review of driver settlements in order to reach earning goals

    • Audit driver manifests for pay accuracy and workload balance

    • Advocate for driver in relation to executable plans

    • Review plans and provide operations teams with feedback

    • Effectively communicate Cowan policy changes, schedule changes, etc. to the fleet.

    • Participate in driver mentoring and driver appreciation activities as prescribed by the Terminal Manager

    • Bi-annual driver ride along


  • Quarterly review of fleet performance with Terminal Manager

  • Review revenue per truck per day based with Terminal Manager. Identify areas of opportunity. Develop improvement plan as needed with Terminal Manager (and Operations manager is applicable)

  • Other duties as assigned at Terminal Management discretion


Job Requirements: 


  • 3 years industry experience preferred

  • 1 year fleet management experience

  • TMS experience required. TMW preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations

  • Ability to plan, manage and complete projects

  • Ability to work off hours as needed

  • Occasional travel may be required


Soft skills:


  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with 20-25 drivers

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills



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Job Snapshot

Location US-MD-Baltimore
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Management
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Company Overview

Cowan Systems LLC.

Cowan Systems was founded in 1994 by Joseph W. Cowan as a new operating entity, but its origin dates back over 90 years. In 1924 Joseph Cowan’s father established W. T. Cowan, Inc., a trucking company which provided LTL service throughout the Middle Atlantic States. As deregulation occurred within the trucking industry, W. T. Cowan, Inc. was transformed into an irregular route truckload carrier. In 1994 the company expanded its focus to include the services of a specialized truckload carrier. Learn More

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US-MD-Baltimore
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Cowan Systems LLC.
Company:
US-MD-Baltimore
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Management
Store Type:

Job Description

Overnight Fleet Manager


Formed in 1924, Cowan Systems enjoys a history of excellence and quality in the transportation business. Due to continued growth, Cowan Systems, LLC is seeking the top talent in the industry to join our team in Baltimore, MD.


Cowan Systems, LLC is a National truckload carrier that specializes in providing high quality dedicated fleet services for companies requiring first-rate performance. Cowan Systems offers dedicated fleet services which provide a customized transportation package designed to meet the specific needs of the shipper; such as specialized equipment, strict timetables and custom reporting. Our 100% supply chain solution includes local and long haul trucking services.


**SHIFTS: Monday-Friday 1700-0300 or 1900-0500**


Job Summary:


Cowan Fleet Managers are responsible for safe operation and management of their specific fleet of drivers. This includes, but is not limited to, employee relations as it relates to driver retention and satisfaction, relationship saturation and overall driver productivity. Operations team will provide fleet plans. The Fleet Manager is responsible for the execution of said plan. The driver is your customer.


Cowan Core Values:


  • Safety of our team drives every decision we make

  • An entrepreneurial spirit fostered by healthy work environments

  • Fiscal responsibility

  • Exceptional Customer service


Job Duties:


  • Promote culture of safety in all daily activities

  • Proactively address safety concerns by:

    • Communicating safety goals and standards to drivers

    • Steering driver safety concerns to the appropriate resources for resolution

    • Regular reviews of fleet “safety health” with Terminal/Operations Manager and/or Safety trainer, schedule set by Terminal/Operations Manager


  • Execute compliance tasks in the following areas:

    • Driver fitness (DOT physical)

    • Driver documents (license, annual review, etc.)

    • Validate Hours of Service for each driver using available tools

    • Facilitate random driver testing as required

    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)


  • Effectively dispatch a fleet using Cowan systems tools and procedure

  • Confirm driver plans with drivers (Via Qualcomm and or phone)

  • Provide driver with any required special load requirements (Hazmat, specialty equipment, etc.)

  • Provide future plans to drivers whenever available

  • Identify and collect assessorial charges as needed

  • Daily review of Cowan Connect standards for your fleet. Areas of focus:   

    • 30 minute compliance

    • Late reason coding

    • Detention notes/collection


  • Coach and counsel your Fleet in the following areas (subject to TM approval)

    • Productivity

    • On time service

    • Attendance

    • Violations of company rules as outlined in the Cowan Handbook

    • Customer care and service

    • Develop driver performance improvement plans as needed


  • Maintain highest driver relationship and satisfaction by:

    • Regular review of driver settlements in order to reach earning goals

    • Audit driver manifests for pay accuracy and workload balance

    • Advocate for driver in relation to executable plans

    • Review plans and provide operations teams with feedback

    • Effectively communicate Cowan policy changes, schedule changes, etc. to the fleet.

    • Participate in driver mentoring and driver appreciation activities as prescribed by the Terminal Manager

    • Bi-annual driver ride along


  • Quarterly review of fleet performance with Terminal Manager

  • Review revenue per truck per day based with Terminal Manager. Identify areas of opportunity. Develop improvement plan as needed with Terminal Manager (and Operations manager is applicable)

  • Other duties as assigned at Terminal Management discretion


Job Requirements: 


  • 3 years industry experience preferred

  • 1 year fleet management experience

  • TMS experience required. TMW preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations

  • Ability to plan, manage and complete projects

  • Ability to work off hours as needed

  • Occasional travel may be required


Soft skills:


  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with 20-25 drivers

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills



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Job Requirements

 
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