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Fleet Supervisor

  • Location: Rochdale
  • Salary: £21,000 to £24,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 98 days ago
  • Company: Robertson recruitment

Working on a permanent Monday to Friday daytime contract, you will be responsible for ensuring the HGV fleet is legally compliant and at maximum capacity during peak times. Focusing primarily on Transport and compliance, you will manage trailer hire suppliers and repair agents and arrange vehicle servicing. In return you'll receive a competitive salary of up to £24,000, company pension scheme and chances for progression. Working for a leading player in food distribution, you'll be encouraged to improve existing processes and drive forward improvements, offering savings to the customer.

Who is our client?

Our client is the leading time-critical distributor - they provide the essential link between food manufacturers and Blue Chip supermarkets. They work across chilled, deep chill, ambient and frozen, picking around 3.3 million cases per week and delivering around 130,000 pallets of food & drink products into UK grocery retailers each week. They do this through skilled professional staff, who enjoy great training, internal promotion and an inclusive culture.

What is this site like?

This is a stable site with an impressive blue chip client. It's a site that is incredibly fast paced with great development opportunities. This position feeds into a number of management positions and offers you exposure to a national client.

Reporting to the Transport Operations Manager, Fleet Supervisor duties include:

  • Liaising with a team of Yard Supervisors about vehicle scheduling
  • Ensuring vehicle servicing schedules are adhered to
  • Managing vehicle cleaning records
  • Calling out repair agents and tyre fitters and ensuring vehicle defect books are up to date
  • Managing numerous trailer hire suppliers
  • Investigating damages and preparing quotes for accident repairs
  • Completing purchase ledger for repair work and trailer hire
  • Dispatching work tickets
  • Updating the retorque register
  • Working with the Operations Manager to plan servicing in line with peak requirements
  • Creating fleet statistics reports for senior management
  • Ensuring legal compliance with the O-license, H&S and company policy
  • Constantly analyzing ways in which the operation can be improved, providing maximum productivity and ultimately providing savings to the customer
  • Willingness to be flexible regarding job duties


  • Strong Transport Compliance knowledge - you must fully understand service scheduling, LOLA tests, calibration
  • This role would suit a Fleet Clerk with great knowledge looking to step up and manage suppliers
  • Familiarity with TMS, ideally Isotrak
  • Knowledge of O-license requirements
  • Awareness of transport budgets
  • Good admin skills - ideally purchase ledger experience


  • Competitive salary of between £21,000 - £24,000
  • Monday to Friday role (fixed daytime)
  • On-line discounts on great products
  • The chance to get ahead and work for the leading temperature controlled distributor
  • Opportunities to work with a prestigious client base
  • Internal job opportunities across a huge network of sites