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Company: Knight Transportation
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Knight Transportation Driver Manager Internship Overview: Why Knight Transportation?At Knight Transportation, our experience has shown that hard working, engaged individuals focus on solving problems and improving efficiencies, which is our greatest differentiator. Our goal as an organization is to be the very best in our industry. The best in profitability, returns, culture, growth, innovation, and ideas.Are you ready to dive into the world of operations and learn what it takes to keep the wheels rolling with the fastest growing truckload carrier in the nation? Then join a team that believes in everyone giving their best, honesty and mutual respect always and a passion for continual learning.Internship Position: Driver Manager InternshipAs an intern with Knight transportation, you will partner with our most passionate Driver Manager Mentors to lead a fleet of 10+ drivers and manage driver availability to maximize productivity of their fleet. Routinely review Profit/Loss (P/L) for assigned area and find ways to maximize profitability. Develop a personal and professional relationship with each Driving Associate that leads to exceptional safety, service, equipment care, fuel performance and retention.Coach Driving Associates to achieve their weekly mileage goal by effectively managing home time and hours of service.Maximize P/L for all assigned tractors.Collaborate with Planner(s) and assign drivers to lanes that best serve both the company and the driver.Discuss each load and the service expectations with every driver on every plan.Personally, coach each Driving Associate to identify opportunities for improvement and actively provide the training/coaching needed to help Driving Associate reach their highest potential and performance.Proactively communicate with Driving Associate about safety expectations including pre-trip inspections, following distance, and route conditions.Ensure payroll accuracy for assigned drivers.Provide timely and meaningful in-person reviews for each Driving Associate.Track freight to its final destination to ensure on time delivery.Work closely with sales and account teams to ensure our customers have the most current information.Proactively work to assist other team members in achieving the organization's objectives.Qualifications: Education: Currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university, or completion of Associates degree with a focus on Business or related field required. Skills and Abilities: Possess desire to learn and grow in knowledge of the transportation industry and company.The ability to place safety and driver retention at forefront of all activities.Willingness to commit to company's vision.Flexible and able to quickly grasp and apply new information and/or concepts.Excellent and professional communication skills.Able to receive information and/or feedback from a wide variety of people.Must be a team player.Able to multi-task. Learning Objectives: Learn the necessary skills in order to effectively dispatch a small fleet of trucks with a keen focus on Knight culture.Primary Responsibilities: The candidate will understand the five tools of successful dispatch with a focus on lowering driver turnover by demonstrating Knight culture.Thoroughly update a trucks status via Check Call functionAbility to talk a driver through all aspects of a dispatchSuccessful Five Tool Dispatch Procedures:Safety Proactive Safety Communication, Smith Systems, Road Conditions, Weather, Hours of ServiceProduction Revenue Per Truck Per Day, Miles, Hours of Service Utilization, Data IntegrityFuel Fuel Solutions, Out of Route, Idle Time, Cruise ControlEquipment Maintenance Pre-Trips, Scheduled Services, Reporting DamageCustomer Service Verbal communication (Q-Call), On Time Pick-up/Delivery, Hours of Service, Internal Communication, Data AccuracyStart and End Dates: Open to 10 week internships or Summer/Fall Hours per Week: 20+Pay: Coming into program after completing freshman year base is $15-$17/hr. Coming into program after completing sophomore year base is $16-$18/hr.Coming into program after completing junior year base pay is $17 $19/hr.While completing your Bachelors, base pay is $20 $24/hr. Orientation: Week 1 General TrainingIntroductions to Co-Workers/Trainers/MentorsFacility & Amenity TourCompany and Terminal ObjectivesDriver Hiring Qualification ParticipationUtilizing a Tell/Tell Show/Show method of training with your personal mentor in addition to our online Knight University instructional series.Supervision: Each Intern will be assigned a Mentor that will guide them through-out the length of the program.Professional Development: Interns will attend a High-Performance Workplace Leadership Training, which will provide the framework, knowledge and basic skills necessary for a leader to understand their role in creating and managing in a high performing environment. Develop essential skills in the transportation industry such as communication, planning, managing drivers, as well as the ability to develop skills in the following programs: AS400 Genesis PowerBI Zonar Ground Traffic Control Microsoft Office Suite Internship Project:Categories: Safety, Importance of Drivers/Retention, Sub 80 Operating Ratio, Lowest Cost Carrier, Productionby Jobble

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