Truckload Operations Specialist

Mississauga, ON | Direct Hire

Job ID: 51136 Industry: Distribution/Transportation

Position: Truckload Operations Specialist

Location:  Oakville, ON

Salary:  $55K - $65K plus benefits

Our client has been in the service industry for twenty years, with a distinctive client base. They are privately owned and growing rapidly. They are adding to the team by hiring a Truckload Operations Specialist who will be under the direction of the VP TL Operations.

The Truckload Operations Specialist will primarily be the key liaison to both internal and external carriers/clients. This position will have the opportunity to oversee staff in the future.

 The Manager of TL Operations is also responsible for seeking new cost-effective transportation carriers and maintaining the margins for spot market transportation.


  • Research for new compliant cost-effective transportation carriers
  • Analyze margins for spot market transportation and identify areas requiring improvement
  • Participate in contract negotiations and maintain ongoing relationships with a variety of clients
  • Oversee the planning of logistics of the trip, and ensure appropriate paperwork to transport goods


  • Three to five years of experience in the transportation industry.
  • Current knowledge of the Canadian and United States Truckload carriers.
  • Good knowledge of Canadian and United States carriers crossing the Canadian and United States border.
  • Knowledge of the Truckload rates to support rate negotiations
  • Load Planning experience and knowledge of the different equipment and modes available.
  • Design models for use in evaluating logistics program or services to provide the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
  • Good understanding of the Canadian and United States geography
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions to overcome problems
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees


  • Expresses and transmits information with consistency and clarity.
  • Makes concrete, well-informed and thought-out decisions that support the overall organization. Ability to make quick, effective decisions even when data and details are limited.
  • Able to think outside of the box to develop creative and new solutions or products that meet current and future needs.
  • Ability to use sound reasoning when faced with various issues.
  • Uses resources such as human capital, supplies, products, materials, and other useable items effectively and with foresight to available and limited funds.
  • Analyzes and interprets the strategic direction of the organization. Has a clear and firm understanding of the vision, mission, values, and objectives of the workplace and uses that information to develop responsibilities, tasks, goals, and initiatives that align with long-term plans and growth.

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