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Working As A Load Planner

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $53,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Load Planner Do At Ryder System

* Plans/builds daily routing of loads based on freight distribution to stores from the customer on required delivery dates/times
* Schedules delivery times as required to meet delivery windows or set times by the customer & creates load plan accordingly
* Communicates and coordinates information to the drivers assigned to haul the freight
* Ensures adherence to plan and that all loads are picked-up on-time and delivered on-time to scheduled stores based on customer requirements; also plans and ensures that last minute customer demands to deliver additional freight are met
* Communicates frequently with internal and external customers (stores) to ensure expectations and on-time service requirements are being met per contractual agreement
* Communicates frequently with internal customer (C&S and Ralphs) and external customers (stores) to ensure expectations and on-time service requirements are being met per contractual agreement
* Identifies and executes best and most cost-effective methods are used
* Stays engaged and works closely with drivers and management to ensure detailed information on loads is relayed and completely understood on each move
* Balances freight lanes and miles
* Must report all incidents, accidents, driver discrepancies, etc. to Logistics Manager
* Uses Ryder Transportation Management Systems to plan and enter loads
* Uses judgment and decision-making to ensure service levels
* May be required to share data entry responsibilities for daily high activity input, on an as needed basis
* Keeps management well-informed of activities or potential issues and provides support to operations team members as needed
* Must consistently demonstrate appropriate interaction with management team and customer, as well as with the drivers
* Coordinates with customer’s backhaul team to match all loads with the coordinated backhauls to reduce overall transportation cost
* Performs other duties as assigned
* Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability._

What Does A Load Planner Do At Penske

* Ability to multi-task and prioritize in time sensitive situations in a fast-paced environment
* Providing detailed instruction to various personnel via email and phone
* Scheduling loads and providing excellent customer service
* Complying with instructions to ensure accuracy
* Communicating with associates from other shifts
* Completing daily logs and trackers
* Ability to handle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis
* Identifying cost savings opportunities for the customer
* High sense of urgency tracking shipments to ensure on time delivery is met
* Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor

What Does A Load Planner Do At Celadon Trucking

* Maintain an organized log of all correspondence via email, voicemail, and other methods used by the customer or co-worker.
* Assess freight mix in your responsible area by using DLV and Network Balance, two software tools.
* Discuss both freight and capacity needs with Customer Service Reps and Fleet Managers.
* As our network changes, proactively communicate with all parties involved to provide the best utilization option for each power unit.
* Communication with external Sales team to improve freight density within planning region.
* Utilize equipment software to control and monitor trailer pool allocation and utilization.
* Work with Equipment Control, Sales and Customer Service to manage this process.
* Communicate high volume lanes specific to destination with fellow Load Planners and Customer Service Reps to keep network balanced.
* Monitor assigned power units for driver load confirmations.
* React accordingly with follow-up or re-plans to protect on-time service.
* Track loads from plan time to delivery while providing communication with customer service throughout transit.
* Assist Customer Relations with creating action plans on struggling accounts.
* Fulfill fleet routings and special requests.
* Support fleet operations in service and retention efforts.
* Control and minimize deadhead.
* Offer both short-term and long-term solutions.
* Review planning metrics for assigned area with management for continuous improvement.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Load Planner Do At Hub Group

responsibilities as assigned

What Does A Load Planner Do At JBS USA

* Coordinates with Customer Service to ensure that customer needs are being met by securing equipment for shipments
* Effectively communicate pick-up and delivery

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Load Planner Career Paths

Load Planner
Logistics Coordinator Logistics Manager Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Office Manager Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Operation Supervisor Logistics Manager
Senior Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Team Leader Warehouse Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Operation Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Logistics Specialist Team Leader Warehouse Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Logistics Specialist Logistics Analyst Logistics Manager
Logistics Director
9 Yearsyrs
Logistics Specialist Team Leader Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Freight Broker Account Executive Department Manager
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Freight Broker Operation Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Planner Buyer Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Planner Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Planner Buyer Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Warehouse Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Customer Service Supervisor Call Center Manager
Service Center Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Logistics Analyst Warehouse Manager Distribution Center Manager
Director Of Distribution
11 Yearsyrs
Logistics Analyst Transportation Manager Distribution Manager
Logistics Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Logistics Planner Transportation Manager Warehouse Operations Manager
Fulfillment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Load Planner

  1. Freight Loads
  2. Dispatch Drivers
  3. Delivery Appointments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed method for building freight loads ensuring product shipments arrive with desired products ensuring inventory accuracy of 100% percent.
  • Dispatch drivers according to load and location.
  • Schedule pick-up and delivery appointments.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to determine needs and develop solutions ensuring high levels of customer service and business partner satisfaction.
  • Respond and answer customer, driver issues and request via phone calls and e-mails in Outlook Express.

Load Planner Demographics

Gender

Male

60.7%

Female

35.8%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

63.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

2.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Carrier

22.2%

Polish

3.7%

Korean

3.7%

Armenian

3.7%
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Load Planner Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

12.6%

Eastern Michigan University

7.4%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

6.3%

Baker College

6.3%

Arizona State University

5.3%

Missouri Southern State University

5.3%

Northern Illinois University

5.3%

Iowa State University

5.3%

Mid-State Technical College

4.2%

Texas A&M University

4.2%

Chaffey College

4.2%

Triton College

4.2%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.2%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

4.2%

Central Michigan University

4.2%

Ball State University

4.2%

Villanova University

3.2%

University of Central Missouri

3.2%

University of North Florida

3.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.2%
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Majors

Business

42.3%

Supply Chain Management

8.1%

Criminal Justice

7.0%

Accounting

4.1%

General Studies

3.8%

Management

3.8%

Marketing

3.8%

Computer Science

2.9%

Nursing

2.7%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Communication

2.3%

Information Technology

2.3%

Legal Support Services

2.0%

Political Science

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Finance

1.8%

Graphic Design

1.8%

Education

1.6%

Aviation

1.6%

Economics

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.4%

High School Diploma

24.1%

Associate

18.8%

Masters

5.4%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

3.5%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.3%
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What Is It Like To Work As A Load Planner

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Stress!

January 27, 2020 on Zippia

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What do you like the most about working as Load Planner?

Days when you have 100 % on time pick up and delivery and everyone is actually happy to talk to you.

Days go fast... Show More

What do you NOT like?

You have to answer for everything. Everything falls back to the load planner. Managers want to know why this happened and truckers ask dispatch who then ask us why things are happening.

You have to wear multiple hats. You are above dispatch. But still have to know how to dispatch in and out. AS400 and Excel are just as important to know inside and out. You also have to know your bosses job because when they are out you take their spot.

It's high stress. Most planners get out within 3 years. Most go into management.

You need to know everything about your trucking company. How each driver runs are they reliable can you trust them or are you going to burn at the stake for making a mistake.

Do not start load planning on a dedicated accout say for Walmart or Target you will be in way over your head. It is much more fast paced and time sensitive than an OTR planner... Show More

1.0

Stressfull

September 2, 2019 on Zippia

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What do you like the most about working as Load Planner?

Everyday, even though it's the same thing over and over, brings different challenges. Drivers make this job either very easy or extremely stressfull... Show More

What do you NOT like?

High stress.
High burnout rate.
Long hours... Show More

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