Artex is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive fine art service provider to museums, galleries, auction houses and private collectors. We specialize in the safe handling of fine art, antiques and museum objects of all kinds. We provide transportation, crating and packing, storage, installation, rigging, and conservation services to museums, galleries, and auction houses as well as private and corporate collections. No matter the size or scope of the job, we provide solutions that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, while ensuring them the most cost effective service possible. For this reason, ARTEX is routinely chosen to handle the most complex and demanding of projects, ranging from entire museum relocations to the shipment of an individual piece.
Reporting to the Vice-President of Operations, the National Fleet Manager will be responsible for the management of the company’s transportation operations, across all offices, but with particular emphasis on the headquarters of the company in Landover, MD. Works with the General Managers and Operations Managers of each office to ensure the company is operating as safely, efficiently, and profitably as possible while delivering top of the line service to all of our clients. Primary duties are to ensure companies trucks, trailers and equipment are well maintained and comply with all DOT and OSHA regulations. Acts in an advisory capacity to all employees on matters of regulatory compliance and general transportation issues. Conducts regular training to make sure that all employees are able to manage the equipment, and comply with all regulations, and company policies. In addition, works closely with all offices to establish consistent protocol, and acts as liaison to dispatchers, operation managers and GM’s to insure that policies are being properly communicated.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as an advisor to all employees on matters of regulatory compliance and general transportation issues;
Creates and implements transportation policies for the organization including operations and security;
Assists in the recruiting and hiring of new Art Handler/Drivers;
Conducts road tests for new drivers
Arranges for and maintains a network of reliable repair facilities;
Oversees the companies’ driver safety program which includes but is not limited to accident prevention, Driver’s Daily Logs, Defensive Driving Courses, OSHA compliance, federal & state filings;
Visits each office on a regular basis and works with department managers to insure safety compliance and provide training;
Investigates accidents involving company trucks, questions witnesses and drivers to determine cause and to ensure that all government regulatory matters are addressed;
Plans and implements policies on transportation security issues;
Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigne
The ideal candidate will possess the following education, experience and competencies and attributes as minimum qualifications:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Logistics or related discipline
Five to seven years of experience in Fleet Management of trucks
COMPETENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES:
Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory compliance in the transportation/logistics industry to include recruiting, training and development and applicable legislation;
Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills;
Extremely detailed-oriented, works well under pressure;
Consideration will be granted ONLY to those who possess the minimum requirements as stipulated. Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Artex, Inc. is a federal contractor and an EOE AA M/F/VET/DISABLED employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, medical condition or disability or protected veteran status. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (301) 350-5500.
Additional Salary Information: The compensation package will be commensurate with education and experience.