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Senior Motor Carrier Freight Planner

Date:  Nov 14, 2019

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  3599
Job Function:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC has an immediate opening for a Senior Motor Carrier Freight Planner in Salisbury, MD. 


This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction for motor carrier freight planners.  To provide motor carrier freight planning that will ensure timely delivery of products and superior logistical support to the customers and business units within assigned geographic area. 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitor assigned Freight Planners load boards, assist with truck capacity needs and resolving operational issues including Customer Service inquiries by BU’s and routine spotting and indexing of lanes rates. 
  • Develop motor carrier freight plans and assign carriers and drivers to customer loads that will ensure timely delivery and adequate logistical support for the customer. 
  • Develop and provide rate solutions within traffic lanes that will optimize truck capacity, create continuous movement and leverage rates on backhauls. 
  • Ensure proper carrier selection and established rates are applied to minimize transportation costs.   
  • Provide logistical support to include scheduling loads, solicitation of loads and empties. 
  • Generating export documents, bills of lading and other motor carrier documentation as required. 
  • Confirm scheduled motor carrier pickups and deliveries, obtain weight information and other logistical information required to facilitate communications with operations, accounting and customers. 
  • Research and correct motor carrier transportation problems that will ensure superior customer service; minimize transportation cost; and reduce rejected loads, scheduling conflicts, and loss/damage/demurrage claims.  Maximize the use of the AgriBusiness Motor Carrier Transportation Management System.
Minimum Education
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • BS degree (Business, Logistics, Transportation or Agriculture) preferred
Experience Requirements
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience 
  • Preferred Qualifications include knowledge of the motor carrier industry, commodity movement rules and regulations, and strong communications, math analytical, negotiating and interpersonal skills


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury