Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Supervisor, Transportation

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2024-3370


Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP) is seeking a Supervisor, Transportation to join their team based in Calpella, CA! 


The base salary for this position is $60,000.00 to $80,000.00.  Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience.  Please keep in mind that that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.


The Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.


The Transportation Supervisor oversees all aspects of transportation operations, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, optimizing logistics efficiency, and fostering a culture of excellence within the dispatch team.  This role requires a strong understanding of commercial vehicle operations and a commitment to delivering exceptional service to our customers.  




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • This position will supervise the dispatch team members while guiding employees toward attainment of Company and individual goals and objectives in accordance with Company guidelines, and performance management systems.
  • Utilize effective routing and dispatching strategies to maximize productivity and minimize costs.
  • Coordinate deliveries and pick-ups, to optimize transportation performance and ensure efficient resource utilization.
  • Ensure drivers’ compliance with all safety requirements, Federal and State DOT regulations, and environmental standards.
  • Maintains mileage and shipping rates for company deliveries including:
    • Maintaining Fuel Surcharge records
    • Ensuring proper rates are utilized at all locations.
    • Researching market haul rates.
    • Reviewing and maintaining mileage to destination records.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with carriers, ensuring reliable and cost-effective transportation services.
  • Update and analyze freight rates, sharing insights with management for decision making.
  • Generate and distribute Management reports on transportation performance and compliance.
  • Monitor driver performance, address complaints, and resolve issues in collaboration with management.  
  • Oversees scheduling of random drug testing for drivers and manages service schedules for trucks and trailers.
  • Maintain company driver relations, research and resolve driver issues and share information with the fleet manager for decision making.
  • Assist the Fleet Manager with administrative tasks, including interviewing, training, and performance management.
  • Assist in overseeing the safety program for company drivers, conducting training and audits as needed.
  • Cross trained to cover other aspects of the transportation department as needed.



  • Knowledge and experience with DOT regulations and industry best practice.
  • Proficiency in transportations management systems (TMS) and electronic logging devices (ELD).
  • Excellent communication, leadership, time management and organizational skills.
  • Bilingual proficiency preferred.
  • High school diploma and minimum 3-5 years of experience in transportation management or related field.
  • Ability to analyze data, calculate rates, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and transportation management software.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


 Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

 Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

 Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

 Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.

 Analytical Skills – effectively identifies cause and effect relationships, most significant factors affecting successful outcomes, and develops responses that move our business closer to success.


Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace



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