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Transportation Dispatcher Job Overview

Transportation Dispatchers maintain order within a company. They work for trucking companies, long haul freight companies, railroads and other types of businesses. They use radios, computers and phones to keep track of the location of drivers and cargo all around the world, and they use those same products to keep customers informed of their shipments. Transportation Dispatchers are also responsible for providing operators with emergency services when needed. If a driver calls in with a broken carburetor or a flat tire, the dispatcher will contact help in the area and notify the driver of when help will arrive.

Transportation Dispatcher Job Education Requirements

Unlike other Transportation Dispatchers, Emergency Service Dispatchers who are responsible for sending fire trucks and police to the scene of crimes, need certification. They can obtain certification after going through on-the-job training and passing an examination. Those working in the transportation industry typically need a high school diploma or a GED to gain employment. They also need to remain up to date on new technologies and understand how those technologies work. Most companies look for dispatchers with a friendly demeanor and those capable of working long hours with little to no supervision.

Transportation Dispatcher Job Market

The largest percentage of Transportation Dispatcher positions are available from freight and trucking companies, but dispatchers may also find work through building contractors, the local government, or taxi and limousine companies. In a single year, the number of jobs in this field increased by 1.2 percent at the same time that the median wage increased by 0.5 percent. It's likely that the number of dispatcher jobs will increase at a similar rate in the future. The states with the highest number of transportation dispatchers include California, Texas and New York, but most states in the country need dependable dispatchers.

Transportation Dispatcher Job Salary Information

Though the median wage among all dispatchers is $39,500, the median wage among the lowest 10 percent is $28,000 a year. The median wage among the highest 10 percent of dispatchers is $54,000. Those hoping to make money while driving vehicles might look into Taxi Driver jobs or School Bus Driver jobs.

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Join The Custom Companies Team if you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the transportation industry and want to be part of the fastest growing full service transportation company in the Chicago land area. The Custom Companies provide challenge and opportunity for personal and professional development. Apply now if you enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic work environment with ...
City: Yakima State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98902 Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co., a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality r...
City: Fredonia State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 16124 Anchor is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locatio...
Requisition ID 10846BR Job Title Dispatcher Division 4710: AWS - Chicago Location 17207: Chicago-2608 S Damen Ave City Chicago State IL Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient servic...
Westin Trading, Inc. is an independent and established grocery trading company based in St. Louis, MO. We are a "shipper" and are looking to add someone to our "in house" transportation department. We are currently seeking an organized and effective person to coordinate the shipping of our loads. The skills needed are those similar to those of a freight broker. The qualified candidate will have ...
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has achieved the Denver Post's Top Workplace designation for 2012, 2013, and again for 2014! In addition to being named a Top Workplace for 2014, Applewood received special recognition as the company offering the best employee benefits in Denver. We are honored to have been recognized through survey results from our own employees in the areas of employee appre...
Ernst Concrete, an industry leader in the delivery of ready-mix concrete is looking to hire a Dispatcher/Order Processor for the Columbus area. Dispatcher responsible for: Scheduling concrete delivery times, process credit card payments, and contacting customers regarding their future orders. Benefits & Compensation: We know that our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicate...
Since 1927, Hermann Services has specialized in handling a diverse array of industrial and consumer products throughout the supply chain management process. We are looking for a self-starter and confident individual to join our Transportation Division in South Brunswick, NJ as a truckload Dispatcher. Job is fast-paced, demanding and rewarding. Must have a positive attitude, and be able to relate ...
CLERK/DISPATCHER (911 Emergency Dispatcher) City of Corcoran-EOE $2,831-$3,441 monthly Closing Date: December 5, 2014 www.cityofcorcoran.com (559) 992-2151 ext. 268 or 272...
Manpower is currently hiring a Warehouse Dispatch Associate for one of our clients in Shrewsbury, MA! Duties include recording of inbound and outbound equipment, monitoring scheduled versus actual equipment types, and using Feeder Scheduling System (FSS) reports to dispatch drivers. Other duties include key entering timecards and outside yard checks to ensure that the trailer positions matches th...
Company Profile: Our company has been providing excellent and notorious customer service in the transportation industry for over 10 years with over 75 company owned trucks. We specialize in transporting "Dry" and Reefer freight all around the country. Our company's customer margin, revenue, and profits have been and are continuing to grow with each year. Our brokerage department has an outstandin...
AAA EAST CENTRAL is looking for an energetic, driven, and talented individual to join our team in a 2nd shift, full-time customer service role that is available in the Emergency Road Service department at the Allentown Headquarters office. Candidates must be available Monday through Sunday from 3pm-Midnight. This position pays between $10.95 - $11.35 per hour, based upon experience. THE CAREER W...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93307
AC/GAS INSERT INSTALLER Sheet metal exp. a plus Apply in person at: 314 Union Ave...
Company Confidential Edison, NJ
OTR Trucking Dispatchers – Full Time positions available in our Edison location. We are an asset based trucking company with a 3PL division. We operate as a national specialty commodity carrier, providing truckload, LTL, logistics / brokerage, warehouse, consolidation, distribution, and timely delivery service. Primary duties include: dispatching trucks, scheduling, routing drivers, covering bac...
The City of Bismarck 9-1-1 Dispatcher Looking for an exciting career where you really can make a difference? We are looking for you! 911 Dispatchers serve as the critical link between those who need help and the help they need The Bismarck/Burleigh Combined Communications Center provides public safety communications services for the City of Bismarck and Burleigh County, coordinating the computer-a...
CENTRAL DISPATCH CENTER DIRECTOR. Newton County is seeking applicants for a Director of the Newton County Dispatch Center. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience including budgeting, supervision, regulations and reports. Reside within a thirty minute drive of Neosho, Mo. and be available for 24 hour call. Applications are available in the Newton County Clerk's Office or can be downloaded from t...
Job Summary The Package Dispatch Supervisor is responsible for analyzing and planning a centerâs daily package dispatch to ensure timely and efficient dispatch service performance. He/she analyzes previous dispatch results to maximize service performance and to streamline routes. Part-time Dispatch Supervisors report directly to this position. This position has primary responsibility for managin...
Company Confidential UPPER DARBY, PA, 19082
General CUSTOMER SERVICE/ DISPATCH-Schedule/dispatch HVAC Serv/Plumbing Techs by reviewing and optimizing routes, answer calls, provide exceptional customer service. Min 2 yrs cust svc exp (dispatch exp a plus). Excel computer & communication skills. Ability to plan/schedule work for 3 day Call Board. Great salary, pd health ins, vaca/hol, 401K Co. match. Resume: applyfordispatch @gmail. com...
Job Description: Taking orders from customers, providing solutions and communicating the status of their deliveries Following up to ensure deliveries are going according to the plan Expediting as necessary (including a few weekend calls) to ensure customers are taken care of Taking orders to quote, finding and qualifying local carriers and ensuring delivery schedules are met Compiling data fo...
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Schedule available drivers to cover scheduled routes and charters Review & update the day’s trip sheets and itineraries taking note of any discrepancies or problems and making corrections in an effort to enhance the efficiency of the route or charter Reconfirm all assignments with drivers… documents to assure quality control Monitor the arrival and departure of b...

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Emergency Communications Operator


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