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Booth - Van Driving - UK

Martin Booth



Van Driving


Able to plan accurate and timely routes to maximise efficiency and accuracy of service to any given customer.
Ability to prioritise deliveries as per Instructions or specific needs.
Customer focussed Individual who is a 100% honest reliable people person.

Work History

Head hunted


From October 2011

into business by the owner of the company to take the operations to the next level.
Setting up and maintaining professional compliance records.
Setting up and maintaining daily, weekly and monthly KPI records.
Improving fleet utilisation and procuring a completely new fleet.
Reducing fleet repair and maintenance costs.
Setting up and maintaining cost controls and daily recording of financial impact usages.
Telephones, Fuel, ad-blu, damages etc.
Ensuring Transport Management teams make vehicles due for service etc. available on time every time.
Setting recording and maintaining of drivers hours, WTD & tachographs.
Setting up, management and recording of driver Infringements.
Design and Implementation of standardised stationary and Proforma's for recording of all activities in the business, be it, disciplinary, KPI's worksheets, performance recording or usage of phones, fuel etc.
Total responsibility for ensuring all Invoices for fuel, mobiles etc. checked against company records to ensure accuracy.
Management of Health & Safety across the business.


Oran Environmental Solutions

January 2010 - April 2011

• Responsible for managing 22 Tractor units, 24 vacuum tankers, 14 articulated tippers, 2 low loaders, 12 - 8 wheel tippers, 4 roll-on / roll off hook loaders
• Appointed to provide vehicle and labour for the JV with Scottish Water on a 'reactive' 24/7 basis servicing wide and varied water treatment works throughout Scotland
• Scheduled collection of waste products from industrial, private, retail, hospitality contracts
• Managing fixed and ad hoc contracts providing equipment as required by clients
• Controlling movement of waste products utilised in agricultural recycling of 'organics division', moving waste to field sites prior to fertilisation spreading
• Responsible for overall management of fleet, personnel, H&S, working time directives
• Acknowledged for maximising productivity through innovative fleet planning / scheduling
• Dealing face to face and on telephone with customers on a daily basis.


September 2009 - December 2009

: Driver Hire Edinburgh
• Coordinated recruitment activities for major retail logistics chains and specialist outlets
• Managed client database ensuring appropriate skill sets were maintained and available
• Advertising for and interviewing candidates and assessing candidate suitability
• Identifying and cultivating new business opportunities to sell in company services
• Undertaking client sales presentations, agreeing service levels and contract terms
• Dealing face to face and on telephone with customers on a daily basis


Kuehne+Nagel Ltd

May 2000 - September 2009

• Responsible for total supply chain contract delivering to M&S retail stores in the North East and the North West including warehouse, transport and administration functions
• Coordinated retail delivery expansion programme for the M&S contract whilst maintaining 100% core business performance and remaining within tight time schedules and budgets
• Reduced costs by £250k scheduling night maintenance and improving vehicle utilisation
• Reduced average labour costs by £100k by introducing contract labour efficiencies
• Introduced random vehicle checks reducing weekly damages from £75k to £30k per week
• Monitoring all services, compiling weekly activity reports, KPI's, productivity and budgets
• Appointed to undertake planning, cost control and both internal and external negotiations
• Managed all fleet, MHE, and general equipment maintained to relevant standards
• Introduced succession planning to encourage participation in self-improvement programs
• Acting as first point of contact for any client issues arising on service agreements
• Ensuring monthly environmental targets are met through utilization of Carbon calculator
• Investigating all personal / equipment / transport related accidents and updating H&S, risk management procedures undertaking training updates where necessary
• Dealing face to face and on telephone with customers on a daily basis


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• Logistics Management
• Warehouse Management
• Supply Chain Management
• Fleet Management
• Seamless Change Management
• Improvement Processes
• Reducing Costs
• Blue chip Customer Service
• Distribution modelling
• Staff & Performance Management
• Training and Development
• Financial Management

Qualifications & Certifications

Whitburn Academy

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