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Manager Driver

Philadelphia, PA
December 02, 2019

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James Woodson

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To obtain a challenging position in a growing and successful company that will utilize my excellent business and customer service skills along with my extensive knowledge of the Transportation industry for the benefit of the company and its customers.


Vast knowledge and apprehension of DOT rules and regulations, geography of the Northeastern corridor

Proficient in planning and execution of logistical support operations, including problem solving in all aspects of the transportation industry

Ambassador of the 5S Lean program and chairman of the Safety Committee

Expertise in personnel management and supervision

Strong communication skills (written and oral), mechanically inclined, and highly customer-focused

Proficient in transportation management technologies including XATA Turnpike, PC Miler, Peoplenet

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other scheduling tools (Oracle, OMD, etc.)


DOT Compliance Director (Wolfington Companies Inc.- Chester Springs, PA) Feb 2019- Aug 2019

Wolfington Body Company provides school and commercial bus sales, service, transportation, and parts. . Wolfington is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating bus distributors and has been serving the transportation needs of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for 130 years

The main duty of my role as DOT compliance Director is to ensure that all state and federal motor vehicle regulatory requirements are met by the company. The major tasks I cover is to develop and/or maintain a driver qualification program to ensure that drivers are fully trained on hazardous material transportation and follow all regulations. Must stay up to date on all state and federal rules, regulations, and legislation in order to properly interpret them and ensure the company is always in full compliance. Have daily review and oversight of the driver qualification system data and review to ensure daily for accuracy and completeness.

Job Duties:

• Develop and maintains driver qualification program.

• Perform daily updates and regularly reviews data in Driver Qualification System for accuracy and compliance.

• Develop and initiates monthly reports out of DQ system and other sources as requested.

• Stays current on changes to and maintains a library of federal, state, and local transportation and environmental regulations (SME).

• Support the development of transportation regulatory plans or programs for assigned state or federal jurisdiction to meet corporate compliance.

• Obtain, analyze, and communicate critical transportation regulatory information for use by management and related departments.

• Represent the Company at industry committees and working groups.

• Plan, schedules, coordinate, and perform major transportation regulatory and legislative studies and assignments of complex and varied nature and relay to appropriate departments..

• Provide technical expertise to other personnel who may be assigned to assist in carrying out projects and assignments (e.g. HR and Berlin Health Unit).

• Timely follow-up on violations as a result of internal audits or external issues.

Terminal Manager (Priority Express – Aston, PA) Aug 2017 – Sep 2018

Priority Express is comprised of several business lines, of which I was part of their freight management division.

Managed receipt, distribution, and recordkeeping of mail and freight, including inbound scanning and sorting, distribution route scheduling for 22 routes, and mail overflow coverage

Ensured that inbound freight matches bill of lading and that outbound shipments were distributed on schedule via the most effective route

Responsible for personnel scheduling and time entry for a team of 15 warehouse and office staff

Regularly audited delivery personnel (independent contractors) for company compliance purposes including DEC pages and DOT compliance (medical cards, log books, etc.)

Responsible for general building upkeep and maintenance (85,000 sqft. facility)

Driver Manager (Dedicated Logistics – Langhorne, PA) Mar 2016 – Mar 2017

Dedicated Logistics is focused on the distribution of GM auto parts for all dealerships.

Responsible for hiring, termination, and disciplinary actions for the entire driving staff

Supervised the dispatch team and monitored their progress

Incorporated new policies with the maintenance department to ensure repairs on the fleet of 30+ units were done so in a timely manner

Conducted ride along meetings with drivers to help improve performance objectives

Ensured all drivers were properly trained in the Peoplenet onboarding technology

Mandated new policy and procedures for the Transportation Department including accident investigations, record keeping and knowledge of DOT rules and regulations

Conducted proper road tests for new potential candidates to ensure the safety for the company and to ensure the driver has been properly trained to HM standards

Transportation Manager (Ricoh USA, Inc. – Norristown, PA) Nov 2000 – Dec 2015

Ricoh USA offers digital print services and printing solutions.

Awarded the “Logistics Award of Excellence”, “Employee of the Year”, and “Employee of the Month” 4x

Responsible for the hiring, termination and disciplinary actions for the entire delivery staff consisting of 25 drivers in each facility which are located in Norristown PA, Harrisburg, PA, and Edison, NJ

Responsible for completing reviews for the entire delivery staff and adjusting employee compensation with merit increases

Ensured all drivers met DOT regulations and standards (i.e. COV, background checks, medical cards, “hours of service,” roadside inspections, proper pre and post trips, etc.)

Accountable for all company leased trucks and the tracking of all preventative maintenance appointments to upkeep the fleet at each facility

Accountable for keeping all trucks properly stocked and inventoried with proper equipment

Reviews driver’s routes and confirm they are being routed correctly along with the amount of workload and geographical area

Supervised loading of all company and 3rd party carriers

Tracked and compiled departmental financial and productivity metrics as well as aborted deliveries

Confirmed that all three facilities and entire fleet are meeting DOT and OSHA regulated standards

Driver (Ricoh USA, Inc. – Norristown, PA) Jan 1998 – Nov 2000

Responsible for daily deliveries of machines across PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC

Maintained a daily truck log and pre-inspection report of each truck prior to each departure

Trained on the stair climber machine, which was required for the most complicated delivered

Promoted to Lead Driver in my second year

Warehouse Associate (Ricoh USA, Inc. – Norristown, PA) Jan 1997 – Nov 1998

Responsible for pulling customer equipment orders and confirming accuracy prior to shipment

Responsible for inventory management through the company database (OMD)

Operated and maintained warehouse equipment including the forklifts

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