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Transport Manager - Rossendale Depot

Transport Manager - Rossendale Depot

Weโ€™re on the lookout for an experienced Transport Manager to join Buckhurst Plant Hireโ€™s Head Office.
About Buckhurst

Buckhurst Plant Hire was established in 1993 by the Walsh family. From our humble beginnings in a small yard with only a handful of machines as our offering, the company has grown phenomenally in size since then. Buckhurst, with an annual turnover of ยฃ15milion, is now operating from several depots across the UK and Scotland with over 2000 pieces of machinery and plant

Buckhurst now employs over 140 dedicated people across our depots and field-based roles, whilst working hard to retain that small business family feel from the early โ€™90s.

During this time Buckhurst has developed a strong reputation in the industry for supplying quality plant equipment at very competitive prices. We are distinguished by our outstanding levels of customer service and this has underpinned our growth as well as ensuring a loyal customer base who have relied on Buckhurst for their equipment time and time again.

The company has established itself by working to four brand values, these are Reliability, Trust, Outstanding Service, and Local to You.

Whatโ€™s it like to work for us, you ask?

We are a very down-to-earth and fun bunch at Buckhurst, and every depot has its own personality and culture.

Everyone has an important role to play within this family-run business, whereby youโ€™re not just a number and youโ€™re expected to roll your sleeves up and โ€œmuck in," so to speak, so you may need a pair of wellies in our plant yards.

Role:ย Transport Manager

The principal role is to ensure that the business operates within the law and fulfils its duties under the regulations set by governing bodies.

  • Operators Licences:ย The Transport Manager is responsible for the operatorsโ€™ licenses for all the company locations, including new applications, renewals, amendments, and vehicle/trailer changes. The Transport Manager must ensure our compliance for any audits or visits from enforcement agencies.
  • Driver Tachograph Analysis:ย The transport manager is responsible for all tachograph analysis. This includes;
  • Weekly driver card downloads obtained from each depot.
  • 6 weekly vehicle tachograph downloads in-line with vehicle inspections.
  • Analysis of all tachograph records to ensure compliance with legislation, law, and working time directive rules.
  • Vehicle Inspections, MOT, and Taxation:ย The transport manager must ensure that a record is kept and reported to all depots detailing the inspections, service, MOT, and taxation.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are covered for inspection/service contracts and/or repair and maintenance contracts.
  • Maintain vehicle register including;
  • Registration Mark, vehicle details and VIN numbers.
  • MOT dates.
  • Taxation renewal dates.
  • Ensure all depots have maintenance plans in place and on display.
  • Fleet Additions and Specifications.ย Monitoring and recommendations for specification of vehicles to remain within legislations and customer requirements (where applicable) for current and future fleet.
  • Depot Audits.ย The Transport Manager must carry out monthly depot audits to check compliance with company procedures, policies, and legislation.
  • Inspection schedules are up-to-date.
  • Tachograph downloads are complete.
  • Vehicle stock takes are complete.
  • Vehicle condition and livery.
  • Provide Health & Safety Leadership.ย The Transport Manager must support the HSEQ Director in all maters pertinent to the Health, Safety and Welfare of all employees whilst at work. This includes ensuring the issue and correct use of PPE.
  • Assisting with general day to day office duties. Including hire desk/transport desk cover and answering incoming telephone calls.

If you have the relevant experience and like a challenge please apply with your CV.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: ยฃ35,000.00-ยฃ45,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Quarterly bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Rossendale, BB4 7JA: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Transport Manager: 2 years (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

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