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Transportation Manager

Transportation Manager

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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Transportation Manager.  Reporting to the Director of Material Planning and Logistics at the headquarters office in Elkhart, Indiana, the position can be based out of any Dexter facility in the U.S.


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

The responsibilities of the Transportation Manager include:

  • Determines most efficient and economical routing and modes of transportation.
  • Manages rental, lease, and owned assets for fleet optimization and uptime.
  • Assists in preparing department budget, freight payments (AIMS), and monthly fleet reports.
  • Monitors inbound/outbound freight, making recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitors LTL guides, small package shipments, and air shipments to ensure optimal shipment methods in place and being used.
  • Responsible for FMSCA and DOT requirements related to Dexter Trucking.
  • Responsible for the P14 driver qualification files and compliance to DOT regulations.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.



This positions Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Transportation Management, Logistics, or a comparable discipline and at least 3 years related experience; or an equivalent in combination of education and experience. Strong working knowledge of DOT Compliance, Fleet Operating Procedures, and applicable audit processes required. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft office products, be detail oriented, and a team player.