Job Opportunity Opening at Hudd Transportation

Accepting applications until April 28, 2014

14 March 2014


Transportation Safety Coordinator - Savannah, GA



Associate Level


Ref.: DC-041587




Damco Distribution Services Inc. is seeking a Transportation Safety Coordinator for our Savannah, GA location. Damco Distribution Services provides the warehousing and distribution activity under Damco USA Inc. We are a full service and leading provider of warehousing and distribution in the USA and Canada. Damco is the new, combined brand of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group’s logistics activities. Damco offers a broad range of supply chain management and freight forwarding services to customers all over the world.

We have a great opportunity in our organization which rewards a hands-on and self-starter attitude; and a focus approached to great customer service.

We Offer

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages which include but are not limited to:

•Retirement Plan
•Tuition Reimbursement
•Paid Time Off

Key Responsibilities

Position Summary:
Responsible for the recruitment, processing, orientation, and monitoring of tractor owners/operators with regard to Federal, State, Local and Hudd regulations. Ensures compliance with all regulations; maintains effective means of communication; conducts training, inspections and audits as required.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:

• Maintain working knowledge of Federal, State and local government regulations pertaining to Hudd’s transportation policies and procedures – this includes the environment
• Assist in the implementation of Maersk Inc.’s Integrated Management System as implemented by Hudd; serve as the local point of contact with regards to safety; keep local management informed of all safety related activities/requirements; assist with security program development at the local level
• Assist in the recruitment of new drivers; process and orientate all new drivers for the facility; initiate driver file; maintain and review driver orientation program; conduct an initial policy guidance session with them and ensure they understand the HUDD Transportation safety policies and procedures - ensure they sign all requisite paperwork associated with this; enter new driver into safety database – ensure accuracy of driver information
• Review and process owner operators for qualification; monitor driver qualification files in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR); process lease agreement with new owner operators; process and maintain insurance documentation for all leased tractors
• Collect all drivers Hours of Service Logs (HOS Logs) and daily inspection forms in accordance with FMCSR; audit logs and inspection forms for accuracy; counsel drivers on log discrepancies according to policy; process logs and forms in accordance with Hudd’s procedure
• Review and process the tractor maintenance program; schedule and monitor vehicle inspections in accordance with Federal, State, Local and Hudd’s SOP; inspect tractors to ensure they are maintained in accordance with Hudd’s policy as well as the FMCSR
• Support the Maersk Inc. Incident and near-miss reporting program; report, review and maintain incident and near-miss reports; ensure all reports are forwarded to appropriate colleagues within established time constraints; when possible, travel to the scene of incidents or near-misses to collect data for analysis of same; keep corporate informed as to the status of all incidents, near-misses, corrective actions taken and lessons learned – maintain database with this information
• Maintain records of all safety related activities, observations, analysis and reports for the Trucking operation
• As required, monitor and update the Driver Management On-line (DMO) system; annually review all driving records to ensure drivers continue to meet the established qualification requirements for Hudd
• Maintain driver’s files for random drug screenings and any inspections; communicate with drivers when they are required to complete a drug screening and ensure they are aware of the requirements under the regulation; ensure drivers who require an inspection are made aware of these requirements as well
• Communicate daily with drivers concerning safety and compliance issues; coordinate and review reports resulting in roadside inspections
• Monitor reporting of mileage and IFTA; ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations
• Keep the dispatch manager informed of any driver relations issues; work with manager to facilitate positive outcomes when required
• Conduct training as required for owners/operators and Hudd colleagues; provide input on monthly reports as directed; distribute and post safety related communications throughout the facility as directed

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the generic functions/tasks associated with this position/position. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent might differ from those outlined here and additional duties may be assigned at the manager’s discretion. The position description details as outlined below are also subject to change/ may be reassigned at any time.

Who we are looking for

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Transportation Knowledge
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Good working knowledge of MS Office
• Strong candidates are assertive, adaptable and resilient
• Must be a self-starter
• Strong multi-tasking and problem solving abilities
• Team player attitude
• Flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends
• Must be able to lift up to 50lbs






Last application date: 28 April 2014.







Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office setting, typically the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work, usually at a computer terminal – with short breaks and/or lunch period. There may be bending/stooping, reaching above shoulder level, walking; standing; carrying of light items such as papers, books or packages of up to 25 pounds. In the warehouse setting, employee may be walking, standing and/or loading goods for long periods of time. The ability to bend/stoop, reach above shoulder level, walk; stand; carry of light to heavy goods weighing up to 50 pounds is required. Should be able to hear &speak clearly using phone / headset to communicate with customers; be able to navigate, view &enter information on the computer. May need to travel across US & Canada, international.

Relocation Not Available; Must have work permanent US work authorization

Damco Distribution Services Inc.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.






Damco is one of the world's leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has 11,300 employees in over 300 offices across 90 countries and representation in a further 30 countries. In 2012, the company had a net turnover of USD 3,3 billion, managed more than 2,7 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 210,000 tonnes. Damco is part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.









 Dawn Cowart
Transportation Manager
Hudd Transportation, Inc.
Savannah, GA 31407 Phone: (912)790-2514Mobile: +(912)210-6429Email:  Web: