July 20 2021
Industries Food, Catering, Beverage
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Project, Project management, Planning, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Calgary, AB

Position Title:Planner

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Requisition ID: 10228

Company: Day & Ross Inc.

At Day & Ross, you’ll go far.

From a single truckload of potatoes in the 1950s to a fleet of thousands, Day & Ross has become one of the largest transportation companies in Canada. With more than 8,000 employees, drivers, and owner operators, we’re a major player in cross-border and LTL/TL transportation, offering a diverse portfolio of transport and logistics solutions across North America.

For over a decade, we’ve been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and we were named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation in 2018 and 2019. Our industry recognition is a testament to the family values we share with our parent company, McCain Foods Limited.

About the Role


Calgary, AB

Planning, organizing, and monitoring runs and deliveries in order to ensure the most timely and efficient movement of trucks and to minimize empty miles and wait times.

How You’ll Help

  • Identify required loads two to seven days out and organize for greatest efficiency.
  • Assign and line up loads and deliveries based on efficiency and information from Brokers.
  • Monitor scheduled runs to ensure they are on schedule and advise Brokers, Customer Service, and/or Planner in next region of any changes.
  • Oversee daily activities of Drivers and addresses issues (e.g. load refusals, late deliveries, poor customer service) with Brokers; escalate issues to Broker Services as required.
  • Planners are tasked with the safe on time movement of freight between our customers and our terminal with scheduled and nonscheduled linehaul units
  • Responsible for monitoring loads and trucks in a specific geography prioritizing and planning power to move loads to destination
  • Communicate with drivers and brokers to execute plan
  • Answering calls, email and other forms of communication to drivers, terminal staff, CSR and other departments.
  • Monitor road and weather conditions and initiate required actions in accordance with D&R policy
  • Complete various reports and documents as required
  • Be an active part of the Linehaul Team and foster a positive environment of continuous improvement
  • Other related duties as may be assigned.

Your Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of grade 12 diploma
  • An acceptable combination of education and training may be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a time sensitive, planning and organizing role, preferable in the transportation industry.
  • Highly organized with exceptional ability to multitask and stay on top of current status
  • Sense of urgency and responsive to changes in a timely and efficient manner
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with AS400 an asset

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to reference and criminal background checks prior to employment.

We thank you for your application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
As a federally regulated employer, The Day & Ross fully supports the principles of employment equity and encourages all qualified members of the designated groups to apply.

Function: Supply Chain & Logistics; Transportation

Location(s): CA - Canada : Alberta : Calgary

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