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Traffic Planner, Livestock Department - based at Longtown CA6 5LY

Job Title:

Traffic Planner (Livestock)





Reports to:

Livestock Manager.


About The Company:

The Wm Armstrong’s Group is a well-established company with a strong presence in the North of England, Cumbria, Scottish Borders and Central Belt of Scotland. Our company ethos is all about placing our customers and colleagues at the heart of everything we do, and this has allowed the business to flourish over many years. We are well respected in the markets in which we operate, with an existing loyal customer base due to our passion for our customers. We have a well- diversified business portfolio operating in a number of market sectors and are a company in robust financial health. Due to recent Board decisions and changes we are embarking on a phase of significant growth over the next 3-5 years and are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join us on our journey.


The Role:

To efficiently schedule daily planning activity, ensuring the most efficient use of vehicles and drivers whilst taking account of the relevant legislation. All related information must be accurately recorded onto company and other IT systems.


Remuneration & Hours:

  • Hours of work approx. 50 hours per week, including half hour break.  Earlies/Lates rotating shift pattern when fully trained.

  • 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

  • Company Pension.

  • Medicash Health Scheme.

  • Competitive Salary, commensurate with experience.


Staff Responsibilities:

Drivers, Subcontractors



Managers, Colleagues, Customers, Sub-contractors.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring efficient utilisation of vehicles, drivers and other resources while taking account of WTR and Drivers Hours Rules, vehicle weights and dimension, the Road Traffic Act; and the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme.

  • Aware of and able to work according to requirements of the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme.

  • Ensure agreed schedules are met and data recorded.

  • Effective management and planning of work from vehicles, drivers, collections and deliveries ensuring as efficient as possible taking into account customer requirements.

  • Liaise with Customer Service/Admin to ensure that customers are notified (and charges reflect) of any changes to collections / deliveries.

  • Brief own drivers and Subcontractor drivers of loading detail

  • Maximise vehicle utilisation and profit margin on Core Fleet and Subcontractors.

  • Ensure paperwork and KPI information is kept up to date.

  • Liaise with customers and drivers, keeping a detailed record of actions.

  • Ensure vehicle service plan is followed and vehicles are made available.

  • Manage driver holiday plan and ensure cover is booked.

  • To promote best practice in maintaining high levels of Customer Service

  • You must comply with all health and safety rules and regulations regarding the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

  • Report any health and safety issue including accidents to self.

  • Follow all site rules.

  • You must comply with all relevant legislation.

  • Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time commensurate with this position.

  • Promote Wm. Armstrong in line with current company values, beliefs and branding.



  • Develop a strong knowledge and understanding of Wm. Armstrong haulage operation and procedures.

  • Develop a knowledge of our customers locations, profile and product knowledge.

  • Communication Skills.

  • Customer Care.

  • Information Technology Skills.


Application Closing Date: 28th February 2023.


You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online application form  click here. You can if you wish send your CV with a covering letter by email to or for postal applications, post to:


HR Department

Wm Armstrong Ltd






*Subject to Terms & Conditions

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