Golden State Foods

Transportation Analyst

Location US-MD-Capitol Heights
Job ID


JOB SUMMARY:  The Transportation Analyst works during the night shift when drivers are out on routes and then return to the distribution center.  They ensure that all receipts, reports and manifests are collected, scanned, filed and submitted.  They ensure all equipment is properly returned by the driver and assists with troubleshooting issues that may come up during the shift.  They analyze and complete reports of transportation activities.  Each night there are approximately 35-40 drivers running 30 routes delivering to over 330 stores.  The Transportation Analyst stays in contact with the drivers and will coordinate, as needed, with the Operations Command Center, for any problems that may arise.  In the absence of the Transportation Supervisor the Transportation Analyst will cover. 


This is a salaried, non-exempt position. Shift is Monday through Friday, 8 hour shift


10:00 pm to 7:00 am









  1. Consolidates, computes and distributes statistical information in report form. (30%)
  1. Processes driver documents, accumulates data for the weekly payroll and maintains records for fuel, mileage and maintenance reporting. (30%)
  1. Reviews, audits and prepares exception reports for XATA information. (15%) 
  1. Assists in the the prepartation of the department’s annual budget and equipment . (20%)
  1. Audits and verifies cost effectiveness of backhauls and conducts temperature and other studies related to product safety for inbound and outbound product. (10%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Works with up to 100 or more employees, including hourly staff.  Oversees operations with significant impact on GSF customer relations.



  • Budget
  • Driver performance, including hourly off-load rate, on-time delivery, and reliability
  • Customer and vendor relationships
  • DOT compliance
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety of employees
  • Safety of facility and transportation equipment
  • Silliker rating
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



Associates’s degree in management, business, or psychology from an accredited college or university is a plus, but not required. 



2 to 3 years of work experience in transportation or food distribution, including  administrative responsibilities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • DOT regulations, policies, and procedures (J)
  • On-board computer systems (J)
  • Relevant safety policies, practices and procedures (J)
  • Management/supervisory concepts and techniques (B)
  • Project management concepts and techniques (B)
  • Budgetary concepts and procedures (B)
  • PC word-processing/spreadsheet software applications (B)
  • Scheduling and routing (B)
  • Computer-based routing systems (B)
  • Shipment and distribution of food or allied products (B)
  • Regional geography and customer locations (B)

Skill and ability to:

  • Support a diverse workforce of up to 100 employees
  • Resolve delivery issues between vendors and the company; other customer service issues
  • Support management and motivate employees in a team-based environment
  • Interpret transportation operations anomalies and identify appropriate solutions
  • Prepare administrative and technical documents and reports
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Limited travel via airplane and drive an automobile
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed


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