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Current Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Se Habla Español  |  Phone: (847) 742-1790
Current Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Driver Supervisor - Midwest Groundcovers - St. Charles IL

Full Time Year Around

To satisfy customer expectations by managing the drivers and routing orders to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity, provide quality customer service and reach personal & professional goals in the process.


Essential Responsibilities:
With Shipping & Logistics Manager, recruit, select, hire, supervise, train, and motivate staff: drivers and Shipping Assistant.
Supervise all staff to meet external and internal customer expectations and profitably reach sales goals. Ensure staffing to cover deliveries and hours of operation.
Ensure drivers are completing their routes efficiently.
Complete weekly GPS audits to make sure drivers are staying on task and not making unauthorized stops and are staying within the routes.
Oversee the routing and scheduling of deliveries in an economic and efficient route. Assure shipping related fees are properly reflected and invoiced (ship fees, fuel surcharge, minimum order charges, cage charges, packing charges, etc.)
Coordinate delivery requirements with internal and external customers and drivers including, but not limited to: transfers, trade shows, donations, production, Midwest Trading, etc.
Communicate regularly and effectively, with customers, Order Fulfillment Coordinator, Sales, dock and drivers to coordinate deliveries
Understand current DOT regulations and ensure Midwest Groundcovers LLC is in compliance. Attend seminars to remain current on DOT regulations.
Perform DOT audit functions: Daily completion of driver logs / paperwork, weekly log book audits, on site DOT audits, bi-annual driving records, and schedule drug and alcohol testing for drivers (in coordination with HR).
Maintain shipping records and files to comply with DOT regulations and internal company policies and guidelines.
Preferred Experience:
2 year degree or 5-7 years of work related experience
1-3 or more years of supervisory experience
Knowledge of DOT rules and regulations
Prefer experience in horticulture or the green industry
Knowledge & Skills Required:
Strong commitment to customer service and teamwork.
Strong supervisory skills.
Ability to multitask and prioritize with significant flexibility under pressure.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent problem solving skills with a positive, action oriented attitude.
Good oral and written communications skills.
Strong computer skills.
Experience and knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.
Prefer bilingual in English and Spanish.
Prefer Commercial Drivers' License.
About Midwest Groundcovers:

Join the Midwest team! We strive to attract and retain the best talent in our industry and consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. We offer full-time, full-time seasonal and part-time employment across many different types of positions and experience levels. Midwest has grown through dedication to customer service and we are continually seeking those who share that desire to join our team. Our past accomplishments and success in the Green Industry are a direct reflection of the quality of our employees – join us and help us to build the future!

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