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Job Description

A Road Haulage Load Planner will be responsible for transferring goods around the country in the most efficient and cost effective way. They will decide how many vehicles are required to deliver a particular shipment, how the vehicles should be loaded to maximise space, how long it will take to get the shipment to its destination taking into account driving regulations and the safest way to load and unload the goods.

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but employers may look for:

  • IT skills for using spreadsheets
  • GCSEs in English and maths, or an equivalent level 2 qualification
    experience of working in transport or distribution a background in stock control or administration

You could also get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

You could progress to senior or regional load planner, or, with qualifications, you could move into distribution, supply chain or transport management.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Community transport operations manager
  • Courier
  • Delivery van driver
  • Freight forwarder
  • Large goods vehicle driver

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • A good geographical knowledge
  • Good team working abilities

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £28,000

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