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J.B. Hunt Transport Logistics Planner in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Title:

Logistics Planner


Supply Chain


United States of America




Cedar Rapids

Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, executes load assignments to meet customer requirements for on-time, safe, damage-free delivery of freight in a cost effective manner. Optimizes assets and drivers to meet customer requirements, service levels, revenue and profitability goals, and driver needs. Manages external carriers to minimize costs and maximize customer service levels. Incumbent must be able to work any shift to satisfy the demand for flexibility of scheduling to ensure operational success. This includes, but is not limited to, day shifts, night shifts and weekend shifts.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities: • Assign and pre-plan freight according to DOT guidelines for drivers and external carriers according to appointment times and driver availability to meet customer requirements and increase operational efficiency to reduce overall operating cost. • Balance freight and equipment availability in assigned markets according to capacity, customer requirements and driver needs and manage internal capacity to match freight volume. • Coordinate equipment pools availability at customer sites, market locations and/or rail ramps to balance available assets and meet operations and customer needs. • Resolve service issues promptly to meet and exceed customer requirements and maximize service levels for customer retention. • Meets and exceeds productivity goals for operations to minimize empty miles and maximize stops to reduce costs. • Match load assignment requirements to driver's available hours to maintain hours of service and Company regulations. • Coordinate with Customer Experience Reps and/or appointment team on resetting freight based on rail updates, missed appointments, etc., to protect service. • Cultivate relationships with external carriers regarding freight availability, service issues and increase market capacity while maintaining communication with internal teams to increase volume opportunities. • Monitor pick up and delivery times against driver performance to maintain optimum service levels and customer satisfaction. • Verify inbound capacity details such as driver hours, due homes and trailer assignments to effectively manage utilization and the safety of our driving teams .


Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma/GED with 2-3 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry; ability to work across multiple shifts including nights and/or weekends if needed.

Preferred Qualification: Bachelors Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry

Experience in fostering strong customer relationships via delivery on commitments, open communication, and on-going feedback/improvement

Knowledge of the J.B. Hunt's vision, structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, values, and code of ethics

Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan

Ability to understand, monitor, update, or enhance existing business or work processes

Ability to promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business

Accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment

Understanding of the importance of meeting or exceeding established targets and ability to drive critical activities to completion

Proven experience in establishing and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers.


Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:



Job Opening ID:

00396720 Logistics Planner (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

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Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. affirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment in all terms and conditions of employment. J.B. Hunt is committed to both the spirit and the letter of affirmative action law and continues its good-faith efforts to comply with all applicable government laws and regulations. The company is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity. J.B. Hunt will recruit, hire, compensate, offer benefits to, upgrade, train, layoff, terminate, and/or promote individuals without discrimination in regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or other bases by applicable law.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. offers reasonable accommodation in the employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application process due to a disability, you may request accommodation at any time by calling 1-800-777-4968.