Global logistics, UK and Ireland distribution, warehouse storage, customised contract packaging and worldwide freight services

Transport Operator

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Alba Way, Stretford, M32 0ZH

Working Hours: 0700 - 1700, 1000 - 2000 Monday - Friday

Annual Leave Entitlement: 28 days including bank holidays

We are currently looking to recruit a Transport operator to join our team at AKW.

AKW is a successful well-established Warehousing and Logistics company that is part of the Kinaxia Logistics group offering excellent opportunities for individuals who enjoy a challenging and a fast-paced working environment.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Transport Operator:

  • Ensure all jobs have correct delivery and collection method allocated
  • Monitor drivers on delivery and collection times
  • Communicate any issues that may arise that could comprise service to all stakeholders
  • Ensure all drivers have working PDA, s and are conducting vehicle inspections 
  • making sure all deliveries are signed off and collections are confirmed
  • responsibility of phone sign out and training of PDA use to all agency drivers
  • Monitor network trunk departures and respond to Palletline with departure proofs avoiding late arrival fines.
  • Monitor all palletline coms
  • Oversee and monitor Palletline coms message board and confirm issues via telephone conversations
  • Complete mentor duties monitor telematics and use that information to build a knowledge of driver’s performance so this can be improved.
  • Debrief drivers upon their return checking all delivery documentation and issuing pallet labels when needed
  • Ensuring capture of signatures on PDA, s.
  • Follow accident procedure in the event of any reported incidents, carrying out driver interviews and completion of accident report forms
  • Communicate driver start times to them.
  • Complete rigid handover document advising of any failed collections and deliveries.

Key Skills:

  • Experience working within a busy Traffic Office
  • Computer Literate
  • Excellent man management skills
  • Familiar with TMS systems such as Contrado and Stirling
  • Experience of a Pallet Network 
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of current transport legislaton
  • excellent planning and routing ability


  • Pension
  • Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).
  • Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme and access to a range of offers and discounts).
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee and customer referral schemes
  • Secure onsite parking with 24hr security

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Interview Dates: We will be flexible around you