Edward Hunter

Summary

"I have recruited, developed, motivated and retained diverse staff, structuring them in teams that consistently demonstrate the ability to drive production. I am often known as the resident "go to person" for analysis and solutions with the sole purpose of delivering results. Over my career I have learned many facets of the Transportation Industry and have always applied my knowledge toward driving growth for my employer."

Work History

Work History

Driver/ Office Manager

American Business Logistics

Achievements:

· Excelled in company procedures from frontline employee to management within a span of 8 months

· Acknowledge for outstanding performance in ensuring the company’s compliance of TSA rules and regulations.

· Completed training on the shipping and receiving of air freight and international forwarding procedures

Responsibilities:

·Secured and preserved contracts with customers, vendors and ports

· Dispatched drivers for local and Regional pickups and deliveries throughout forty eight states

· Effectively tracked and managed fleet from pickup to drop off

·Provided Excellent Customer Service while troubleshooting air freight movement and forwarding

·Process, schedule, ship and checked bill of ladings forpickups and ensured correct assigned serial numbers matched shipments and deliveries for both nationwide and international freight

                              ·Responsible for all aspects of running the day to day office duties and systems

2008 - Present

Executive Assistant / Consultant

Pittman Protection

Company provides personal protective and investigative services to Industry professional and executives. As a consultant, I directly assist CEO in identifying and evaluating opportunities, focus on strategy, and quickly achieve bottom-line results through a reorganization of the company's operations.

Feb 2010 - Aug 2010

Director of Vendor Compliance and Trucking Oerations

Universal Logistics Group West Inc

Achievements:

·Impeccable record keeping guaranteeing that licensing was kept current

·Never failed a governmental agency inspection

·Systematically met company productivity goals and initiated ways to reduce expenditures

·Responsible for setting up and managing an industrious trucking division

·Negotiated a reversal of fees saving company over 100k plus

Responsibilities:

·Risk Management to ascertain that shipments were correct from loading and unloading

·Made responsible for pre-employment initial interviews with prospective drivers; Conducted Employee Training to new driver hires

·Under the direct supervision of the Controller, was given the task of working closely with Accounting Department on projects which evaluated bill of ladings to reverse large company charge backs

·Composed reports for upper management describing production rates and analyzed trends to predict spending within the trucking division

Dec 2007 - Jan 2010

Fleet Operations Manager

310 Limousines

Achievements:

·Implemented a marketing strategy to secure contracts with the United Nations and other high profile clients

·Received national attention on the Montel Williams Show

·Acknowledged as the “Official Limousine Service for LAX”

Responsibilities:

·Business Development; Acquiring new clients mainly through the use of Social Media Marketing

·Maintained daily operations including accounts payable, account receivable and payroll

·Responsible for overseeing dispatchers to ensure that all routes were dispatched correctly

·Troubleshooting any issues to assist company CEO

·Maintained permits and appropriate licenses

Dec 2001 - Dec 2007

CEO

Silverback Transportation Inc.

Achievements:

·Established an accomplished Transportation Logistics Company focused on 3PL which operated for 6 years

·Generated a substantial return on investment within 2 months of company’s inception

·Upon liquidation all requisitions, obligations, and customer fulfillments were met

·Created in house services with various Ports within San Pedro and Long Beach through working knowledge of TSA rules and regulations

                              ·    Acquired a fleet of over 32 Trucks

                          Responsibilities:

·Created operating budgets and P& L’s to strategically forecast expenses and optimize the generation of revenue

·Hired, and Managed a staff of 50 personnel members

·Worked closely with H.R. to ensure ongoing training was conducted according to company standards policies and procedures

·Played an active hands on role in periodically supervising and instructing drivers on how to ensure the proper loading and unloading of containers and dry vans per customer packages

·Maintained fleet and DOT Regulations for company and drivers

·Directed the processing of invoices to track shipments of air and land freight both Nationally and Internationally

Education

Education
1994 - 1998

Bachelor's

The University of Memphis

Skills

Skills

Transportation / Logistics

·      Fleet Management experience overseeing large truck fleets in an Ownership and or Supervisory role ·        Business Development ; Generating and Maintaining customer relationships ·        Interpreting Financials to effectively reduce both labor and operational expenses ·        Contract Negotiations ·         Devising, and improving safety and compliance measures within a warehouse and distribution environment; Classifying Goods and enforcing all import / export regulations ·        Advanced Knowledge of TSA/DOT Rules and Regulations and Maritime Law ·    Advanced Knowledge of computer programs; i.e. Microsoft Office and       Transportation Management Software i.e. EModal, TMS, Redprairie, SAP