Driver Manager – Kapiri

Website Alistair Logistics Zambia

Making Africa work better!


  • Ensure driver success through relationship building, effective communication, positive recognition, and timely addressing of issues (personal and performance related).
  • Assist/coach drivers on time management issues and prepare leave plans for all drivers
  • Hold drivers accountable for quality performance; address non-performance or substandard issues with timely resolution of all escalations to driver management as well as participating in disciplinary processes
  • Recognize positive performance through properly measured and communicated monthly driver performance ranking
  • Manage drivers in fulfilling their contractual agreements (i.e., employment contract, 100L balance agreement, driver’s conditions) and compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Listen and communicate effectively with other non-driving staff; function as a liaison between the driver and other departments to facilitate problem resolution.
  • Responsible for Driver Retention by retaining and promoting quality driving professionals.
  • Monitor effectively benched drivers and those under probation by allocating tasks, training weekly, and tracking daily completion of duties with supervisors responsible.
  • Proper accounting for drivers not assigned to vehicles by updating the driver dashboard each morning and sending reports to the workshop, hr, and operations department on drivers returning from trips and advising their status i.e., bench, disciplinary, leave, etc.
  • Reviewing all drivers’ information during the screening phase of recruitment and interviewing candidates thereafter to ensure quality drivers are joining the company.
  • Monitoring Driver Trip KPI Reports, and driver debriefing scores, ensuring all failed Driver KPIs are fully investigated, establishing the route cause of failure, co-ordinating required rectification with HR (Discipline),
  • Training (Gaps identified), Wksp (Wksp SOPs), LoadMaster (Safe loading), Admin (Vehicle and driver documentation) and Fleet Manager (Journey management/documentation).
  • Conducting driver morning toolbox talks, promoting best practices, and briefing on areas for improvement during these morning parades.
  • Carry out road patrols and suggest the establishment of a proper policing strategy to ensure drivers are complying with company values, maintaining a professional image and professional customer interface.
  • In conjunction with the loadmaster help to ensure drivers are correctly equipped by carrying out kit checks and holding drivers accountable for any damage and losses.
  • In conjunction with Fleet Managers, ensure drivers are dispatched with the correct documentation and training qualifications and they are satisfied that they have been fully briefed before departure.
  • Quality control for all drivers under training by maintaining direct liaison and feedback to driver training on any training gaps … verify 100% of drivers during initial training assessment and probation reviews.
  • Experience driving trucks or other large vehicles.
  • Security/Law Enforcement background.
  • Strong communication skills.


  • A minimum College Diploma in Business/Logistics/HR or any other relevant discipline.
  • Ability to operate phone and email communication.
  • Computer knowledge and data entry skills are necessary to effectively complete job duties.
  • Geographical knowledge is required to determine driver difficulties and bring about solutions.
  • Ability to maintain composure and react professionally during periods of stress with somewhat limited information periodically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and evaluate problems and situations and draw logical conclusions and implement practical solutions.
  • Demonstrate effective planning, organizing and multi-tasking skills.

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