Job summary

Work environment


AYR Motor Express understands the needs of our drivers to have a good balance of work and home life.  We are currently hiring a Driver Planner at our Woodstock NB location.  This role is unique to our business as the position is dedicated to the organization of our driver’s schedule needs in coordination with the company’s needs to have freight moving. 

Job Duties

To act proactively to pre-assign (seat) drivers in available company trucks so as to always maximize truck and fleet utilization. Manage driver home time, appointments and vacations to ensure sufficient driver s available to staff company trucks for our customers.
To be available as necessary to solve driver availability issues to support Operations/Dispatch.
To have a working knowledge of the Canada and USA hours of service to help advise drivers as necessary.
Learn what drivers run Canada/USA, Canada only, regional or local; single or team; driver compatibility to work in team (smoker or non-smoker, language function, country of origin).
To know driver’s preferences so as to maximize their work and ensure their retention as long term employees.
To communicate and work closely with Operations/Dispatch to ensure trucks and drivers are properly preplanned and available so as to avoid unnecessary waiting/delay.

Driver Relations

To communicate with drivers regularly regarding scheduling, availability and company expectations.
It is critical that both the driver and company needs are met.
To review driver mileages/hours of service/work cycle to ensure maximum utilization and compliance to company rules.
To meet with drivers as necessary to communicate company policy or reinforce positive motivational messages.
To meet with drivers on regular basis and as necessary to ensure long term retention.
To maintain a high level of retention and training of drivers as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience Planning, Scheduling, or forecasting
  • Experience in transportation industry is an asset
  • 2 year experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Exceptional communications skills, over the phone and in person
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule
  • Working knowledge of TruckMate is an asset
  • Bilingualism is an asset




Level of education

High school



Work experience (years)

3-5 years

Written languages


Spoken languages



  • Coffee Get your day started right!!
  • Coffee

    Get your day started right!!

  • Commitment to work-life balance We have a Driver Planner team that is dedicated to getting you that work/home balance.
  • Commitment to work-life balance

    We have a Driver Planner team that is dedicated to getting you that work/home balance.

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive salary

  • Dental insurance
  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee assistance program

  • Free parking At all locations
  • Free parking

    At all locations

  • Life insurance
  • Life insurance

  • On-going training
  • On-going training

  • Pension plan
  • Pension plan

  • Recognition program
  • Recognition program

  • Vision care insurance As part of your Blue Cross Coverage
  • Vision care insurance

    As part of your Blue Cross Coverage

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.