How to Become The Best a Truck Dispatcher

How to Become The Best a Truck Dispatcher

How to Become The Best a Truck Dispatcher It offers exciting challenges, mental stimulation, and good pay rates. One way to get your start in the shipping industry is to become a truck dispatcher.

Truck Dispatchers play a key role in getting trucks out to collect and deliver loads for businesses shipping goods. Like so many of the jobs in the freight industry, dispatching can be lucrative. It takes a keen eye for detail and an organized mind to be successful in the role.

What is a truck dispatcher Duties

A truck dispatcher tells freight carriers where to be when to be there, and what to pick up. Also known as freight dispatchers, truck dispatchers talk to the shipping client to get cargo details, organize a pick-up time, and note any special handling or delivery requirements. The dispatcher then sets up routes, also known as shipping lanes, and coordinates with fleet drivers to make those pick-ups and deliveries.

How much can a truck dispatcher make in 2021 ? 

As of May 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that dispatchers in the transport trucking industry make an average hourly rate of $25.96. Looking at annual salary, that same report shows a median of $49,670 among freight dispatchers. The best-paid truck dispatchers can make more than $37 an hour, or more than $74,000 per year. There are more than 43,000 truck dispatchers in the U.S.A.



Truck Factoring your freight bills

TruckFactoring your freight bills is a great way to ensure you will have the cash flow needed to meet your business’s financial obligations on time. Factoring your freight bills can:

  • Provide steady, predictable cash flow

  • Enable you to pay your bills on time

  • Help improve driver retention

  • Help build your business credit

  • Reduce non-payment on invoices




WHAT DOES TRUCKS DISPATCH SERVICES NEED FROM ME TO GET STARTED?


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MC #’s can be acquired from the FMCSA

Since ‘Uncle Sam’s likes accurate records being kept, we make sure to dot all of our i’s and cross all of our t’s.

This is the minimum requirement. If you’d like to have more peace of mind with higher coverage, that’s fine by us.

This is a common practice for shippers, brokers and dispatchers alike.

In order to make sure all safety and compliance ordinances by the government are being met, we need to keep accurate records.



Industry Trends

Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Spot Market Loads +10% +46% +92%
Spot Market Capacity -1.5% +12% +1.7%
Van Load To Truck +11% +30% +98%
Van Rates(spot) +0.0% +0.6% +7.2
Flatbed Load To Truck +20% +38% +109%
Flat Rates(spot) +0.0% +3.6% +9.1%
Reefer Load To Truck +2.4% +31% +109%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.5% +5.1%
Fuel Prices +0.6% -0.6% +22%


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