Golden State Foods

Transportation Supervisor

Location US-IL-Franklin Park
Job ID




This individual will supervise day-to-day transportation functions for the night/overnight shift to ensure driver performance, customer satisfaction, and that Department and Company objectives for efficiency, reliability, and productivity are met or exceeded.


This Supervisor oversees drivers delivering to customers during the night-time/overnight shift.  There are approximately 30-40 Drivers and Helpers per each shift covering about 21-25 routes per day.

The supervisor does several "Route Follows" during each shift (in their own car), manages the hours of service, and assists the Drivers and the Operations Command Center to resolve incidents or issues that arise during the shift, and helps insure all deliveries are made.  The Transportation Supervisor coordinates activities arising from problems on the route with the  Frisco HQ based Operations Command Center and the Drivers.  



What are we looking for in a strong Transportation Supervisor? 



Good leadership skills, personable/good communication skills, strong relationship builder, multi-tasker, coach, fair and consistent management style, strong computer skills (Microsoft Office), ability to use various platforms for information management (hand held scanners, phones, electronic log devices, etc. Experience with Omnitracs a plus.  

This is a union environment and it is preferred that candidates have some experience working wtih union associates.  

The driver workforce consists of very highly experienced drivers and lighter drivers- experience coaching others a plus. 

Food distribution or similar distribution experience preferred. 

CDL license a plus, but not required.

Prior Driver Trainer/Manager experience a plus.



When would you work?



Your Shift:  Four (4) day workweek. - Wednesday through Saturday, 6:00 pm - 4:00 am approx.  

This person would infrequently need to cover day shifts for vacations, but needs to be flexible to cover shifts to make sure deliveries are completed.

Competitive salary and benefits, plus this position is bonus eligible. 



  1. Plans, implements, and monitors day-to-day transportation operations, including analysis of on-time reports, delivery reliability, off-load rate, and manpower needs. (25%)
  1. Reviews and schedules daily routing of equipment and manpower to meet customer needs in terms of contractual guidelines, special deliveries, supplemental deliveries, opening orders, etc. (20%)
  1. Resolves equipment failures or break-downs, providing advice and assistance to drivers, as well as submitting appropriate reports to leasing/maintenance provider for service and repair. (15%) 
  1. Motivates employees, including performance evaluation, counseling, and problem resolution, to achieve a positive work environment. (20%)
  1. Supervises employees, including interpretation of rules in a union work environment, conflict resolution, and disciplinary action as required. (10%)
  1. Update reports on a daily basis, including review of drivers’ on-board computer reports to ensure that goals for efficiency and timeliness are met. (10%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Supervises up to 50 or more employees, including hourly staff.  Oversees operations with significant impact on QCD 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
  • AIB rating


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



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



3 to 6 years of work experience in transportation or food distribution, including supervisory responsibilities and union work environments.

See above in Job Summary for other requirements. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


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

  • DOT regulations, policies, and procedures (J)
  • Labor contracts and labor union environment (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:

  • Supervise a diverse workforce of up to 75 employees
  • Resolve and report delivery issues between drivers and customers; other customer service issues
  • Supervise 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
  • Travel via airplane and drive an automobile
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed


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