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General Manager - National Transportation

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Location: La Porte, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2021
Category: Operations & Logistics
Job ID: 68913

Job Description


The Opportunity

Clean Harbors is looking for a General Manager - National Transportation to join their safety conscious team! The General Manager will have oversight and management of National Transportation Drivers. They will uphold safe and compliant driver operations within the region to support continuous driver growth and lower the company transportation expense They will also have financial reporting responsibility for assigned drivers up through business groups while supporting 15+ drivers and ensure efficient, compliant dispatching of drivers.


Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group 401K with company matching component
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Manages the assigned drivers including financial KPI's, budgets, forecasting, and P&L measurements;
  • Works with his or her senior leaders to reduce company transportation expenses;
  • Operational responsibility to review, manage and improve load efficiencies, driver work hours, loads per hour, week & month, compares to operational KPI's;
  • Manages the assigned drivers and directly interact with HR and Recruiting to hire new drivers, and improve Safety, Employee Engagement, Regulatory Compliance, Retention Performance Management;
  • Responsible for driver and equipment utilization and maintenance for assigned drivers feeding into the overall business group;
  • Maximize and measure load efficiencies;
  • Work with the asset management team to ensure the proper equipment is available for current work and growth potential;
  • Implement low cost driver strategies including Owner Operator hiring to lower operational costs;
  • Mentor, coach and develop the driver pool;
  • Provide and receive feedback from the team and implements employee growth plans;
  • Responsible for driver review and driver progression through CHES CBPP programs;
  • Responsible for Owner Operator vendor scorecards;
  • Properly report, investigate and manage all accidents and near miss incidents;
  • Support internal and external customer with transportation pricing and execution;  
  • Complete daily system approval for all driver applications;
  • Including but not limited to daily payroll review and approval, fuel and Pcard purchases, lodging, ELD HOS of service and time off requests;
  • Daily dispatch and interface of assigned drivers;
  • Coordinator will dispatch using the available systems including TMS, ELD interface, manual schedules and WIN TMS, LWB and Hub Mgmt;
  • Provide optimal customer service across the assigned regions and communicate schedules and delays to managers and specific customers on a real time basis;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What does it take to work for Clean Harbors?

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree preferred in related discipline;
  • 5 - 10 years Transportation experience;
  • 5 years experience at managers level or higher;
  • Experience in the environmental industry or knowledgeable in the environmental industry;
  • Operational experience preferred;
  • P&L experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of profit improvement;
  • Able to travel between 10-25 percent of the time;
  • Able to accurately use systems and report information;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Good organizational skills and detail orientated;
  • Proficiency in Windows based applications;
  • Ability to work in a team environment or with no supervision.

40-years of sustainability in action. At Clean Harbors, our mission is to create a safer, cleaner environment through the treatment, recycling, and disposal of hazardous materials. Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is on-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us. 

Join our safety focused team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at 

Clean Harbors is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other federal, state/provincial or local protected class.

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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