Day Planner

Operations Mississauga, Ontario


Position: Day Planner - Dispatch

Status: Full Time

Location: Mississauga, ON

Schedule: Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Canada Cartage is seeking candidates for the position of a planner who will be responsible but not limited to, all activities involved in effectively executing the daily driver assignments generated in system by relaying, directing even problem solving to complete a load assignment in the most efficient manner possible.


Details of Position:

  • Accurately receive customer orders and dispatch appropriate trucks to complete required work.
  • Confirm that required production volumes are completed and assigned.
  • Maintain electronic and/or written lists of job orders and trucks, as well as times of pickup and delivery.
  • Maintain and record all information / KPI’s as required by customers.
  • Organization and assignment of all orders; utilizing proper manpower and equipment to meet customer service expectations.
  • Work in conjunction with other divisions to organize the allocations of resources and equipment.
  • Planning and coordinating maintenance for equipment in conjunction with the Maintenance Shop.
  • Ensure that all employees dispatched have the appropriate training certificates to operate units and work in accordance with government regulations and customer site-specific requirements.
  • Liaise with the Senior Traffic Planner and Operations Manager to effectively manage dispatch personnel performance.
  • Promote and support all company Safety Programs and initiatives to ensure the safety of our employees, clients, property, the environment, and the public.


Core Competencies and Qualifications:

  • 2 to 4 years of experience in the transportation industry as a Planner
  • Must have a consistently positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills, both in person and on the phone.
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Team player, possessing impressive leadership abilities, with strong analytical and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills and critical decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with City and Linehaul Planning and dispatching
  • HOS knowledge an asset
  • Proficient within a Windows operating system; Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.