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FRED GERBER

2501 Zandia Avenue, Long Beach, California 90815


562.986.0099
gerbersmail@aol.com

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
Highly competent, tenacious, and accomplished senior executive powered with broa
d-based experience in Transportation, Load Coordination, and FTL / LTL Dispatch
Operations. Show paramount efforts in deploying logistics and transportation sol
utions for complex global customers to address domestic transportation needs. Of
fer high-caliber qualifications in establishing business processes to optimize e
fficiency and productivity while reducing costs.
Well-versed in operating medium and heavy-duty cargo trucks and forklifts. Known
for exceptional ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshi
ps with other employees, officials and the general public by providing innovativ
e solutions. Detail-oriented with proven effectiveness in coping within a fast-p
aced and challenging environment while juggling multiple priorities. Proficient
in MS Office XP, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

CORE STRENGTHS
- Dispatch Management
- Business Management and Operations
- Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation
- Profit and Loss Projections
- Superior Interpersonal and Follow Up Skills
- Continuous Process and Performance Improvement
- Organized with Strong Analytical Abilities
- Time Management and Prioritization
- Problem Resolution and Decision Making
- Leadership, Training, and Team Building
- Articulate Oral and Written Communication
- Outstanding Customer Service and Relations

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

PACIFIC PROPERTY INSPECTIONS ~ LONG BEACH, CA


CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTOR 2005–PRESENT
Instrumental in inspecting the structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing
systems of single family, condominiums, townhouses, duplex, triplex and apartmen
t dwellings
- Identify existing problems in the making and take preventive measures to
avoid costly home repairs

TOTAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC ~ RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA


MANAGER, 3PL TRUCKLOAD DIVISION DISPATCH 2007–2008
Expertly managed a proactive process of forecasting needs, creating networks of
carriers, and reallocating resources to minimize shipping costs while providing
superior service and security. Determined delivery delays and informed customers
through Internet computer software spreadsheets. Assumed full responsibility in
arranging schedules of outbound warehouse loads with carriers.
- Interacted with harbor import / export and company warehouse divisions a
nd negotiated carrier rates
- Pivotal in maintaining trailer pool inventory, trailer spots, reviewing
LTL driver manifest, and processing weekly payroll
- Reserved trailers and coordinated daily operational aspects inbound ship
ments with harbor division

DEPENDABLE HIGHWAY EXPRESS ~ LOS ANGELES, CA


NATIONAL TRUCKLOAD DIVISION LOAD COORDINATOR 2006–2007
Spearheaded and prepared work schedules for dispatchers and city drivers to deve
lop their competencies and achieve the maximum level of performance. Built and c
ultivated long-term quality relationships with clients to provide total satisfac
tion and possibly lead to generating new business opportunities. Prepared driver
quarterly evaluation reports, incident evaluation, and driver disciplinary acti
ons. Maintained schedule for all company owned vehicles including driver vehicle
reports (DVR) of company owned vehicles for periodical scheduled vehicle mainte
nance. Worked collaboratively with the OS & D department in all trucking compani
es.
- Commended for establishing driver route territory, thus effectively redu
cing driver payroll while maintaining adequate coverage and increasing bottom li
ne
- Played a vital role in providing dependable long haul and short haul tru
ckload transportation for 14 regional states
- Primarily held responsible for maintaining FTL customer base, tractor an
d trailer assignments, equipment trailer pool and OTR schedules along with the c
ompany trailer fleet rental agreements

DISPATCH MANAGER LTL DIVISION 2000–2006


Applied dynamic leadership talents to 3 full-time and 1 part-time dispatchers an
d 92 local city drivers. Rendered high level of assistance to the appropriate de
partments in recruiting, interviewing and hiring drivers. Oversaw personnel proc
esses, such as semi-annual driver and dispatcher reviews and performance evaluat
ions. Regularly interacted with customers to provide information in response to
inquiries as well as to address and resolve problems in a timely manner.
- Adhered strict compliance with driver policies, safety programs and proc
edures
- Worked collaboratively with the Safety Department to prevent Haz-Mat inc
idents

MICHAEL LISA TRUCKING, INC. ~ HAWTHORNE, CA


LEAD DISPATCH MANAGER–LOCAL DIVISION 1997–2000
Displayed unsurpassed leadership talents for 32 local city drivers as well as in
all facets of airport recovery operations. Coordinated driver agenda and work s
chedules. Carried out OTC along with outbound and inbound distribution and docum
entation; reviewed and approved driver payroll. Met critical airline and deadlin
e schedules. Coordinated and monitored high value shipments with security team.
- Fostered a positive working environment to promote high team morale towa
rd fulfillment of corporate goals

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE


OWNER / MANAGER ~ Bullseye Deli, Inc., Torrance, CA: 1987–1992

EDUCATION
MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL, WORD, AND POWERPOINT; WINDOWS XP
The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach, CA
COURSEWORK IN BUSINESS AND PSYCHOLOGY
El Camino College, Torrance, CA

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION


Hazardous Materials Training
Certified Home Inspector, ITA Inspection Training Associates: 2005