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Fleet Operations Lead

Date:  Jul 14, 2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  35185


Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Our purpose guides us. It states that everyone deserves to travel through life’s journeys with confidence, and Cooper is there at every turn. We are looking for individuals who will help us achieve our purpose…those who are motivated, lead by example and inspire others to greatness. Here, the opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

The lead of Fleet Operations is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Cooper Tire fleet and the cost effective utilization of the truck drivers and all fleet equipment. This position will be responsible for reviewing the movement of freight within the company and to customers to effectively utilize the truck fleets for best customer service at the least cost.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the company fleets operate within all Department of Transportation (DOT), Surface Transportation Board (STB), and company guidelines
  • Responsible for the supervision of all Cooper drivers and leased drivers; ensuring regulatory compliance, enforcing all DOT safety regulations, and disciplinary action as is deemed necessary for any violation as well as handling driver problems in order to maintain the most efficient operation. Responsible for conflict resolution between the Fleet Supervisor, company drivers, and others
  • Responsible for the maintenance of driver qualification files along with physicals, drug and alcohol testing programs as required by the D.O.T
  • Responsible to incent driver safety and to conduct annual driver safety meetings
  • Responsible for the monitoring of on-board truck recorders to ensure legal, safe, and efficient operation
  • Responsible for the negotiation agreements of between the company and company truck drivers, as well as, all leases and agreements between the company and third party providers of drivers and equipment
  • Responsible for the budget preparation of all fleet operations which is roughly $7M
  • Provides management monthly reporting of all truck line revenue, miles driven, weight transported, and operational income after expenses. Maintains data necessary to monitor truck line metrics
  • Responsible to audit and approve payment of third party vendor invoices
  • Responsible for weekly driver payroll
  • Responsible to communicate weekly fleet schedule to Cooper distribution team


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR  relevant work experience required in lieu of a degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience (transportation, logistics, supply chain, freight management or dispatching)
  • Prior management experience
  • Familiarity with union environments
  • Ability to work extended hours and be on call 24-7
  • Proficient in DOT regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Must be forward thinking and innovative
  • Demonstrates an aptitude for continuous improvement


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP and Blue Yonder TMS experience preferred
  • Experience with e-logs & satellite tracking


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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