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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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Job Description: EXPANDING & EXTREMELY REPUTABLE LTL/FTL Trucking/Logistics Co. is actively seeking to bring on board an experienced Graveyard Dispatcher. As the key point of contact individual selected should have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ab...
Diesel Mechanic Maintenance Mechanic Dispatcher McLane Company, Inc. one of the fastest growing logistics service providers & HAS full-time opening for a career minded individuals to fill the current positions we have in our Southern California Division: Dispatcher Bachelor degree & 3 years min exp in transportation or a warehouse. Qualified candidates must demonstrate excellent customer service s...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a Dispatcher position for a large package handling client in Secaucus, NJ! Job Responsibilities: • Duties may include assigning trailers to drivers and inputting information into system, inputting time cards, checking trailer and volume forecasts and maintaining reports and databases for daily operation. Hours: • 10pm to 5am Pay Rate: • $16.00/hour Contr...
Summitt Trucking, LLC is currently hiring an experienced Dispatcher/Driver Manager to join our team. Qualifications: Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of HOS regulations and a minimum of five years of experience in a dispatch role. Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in an efficient manner and the ability t...
TITLE: ASSISTANT DISPATCHER POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for assisting the Dispatcher in all aspects relating to incoming and outgoing deliveries of materials. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Schedules deliveries for customers and sales people. Invoices all delivery sales orders to ensure payment. Assigns drivers to vehicles and routes....
Tony DePaul and Son seeks an experience truck/equipment dispatcher. Responsibilities: Serve as primary contact and support for drivers. Organize and maintain schedule for each job site according to priorities and needs. Establish and maintain a line of communication with supervisory personnel to ensure that needs are being met. Act as a liaison with personnel, vendors and supervisory personne...
Customer Service / Dispatch. Take inbound calls from customers and route information to field representatives. Associate will need excellent customer service skills and needs to be very organized. Client prefers previous dispatch experience. Associate must have professional demeanor and learn quickly. Experience in Global Edge software for dispatching calls would be helpful, but not necessary. Mus...
JOB DESCRIPTION Dispatcher, Full Time CLASSIFICATION Hourly, Non-Exempt OBJECTIVE To perform all duties related to Call Center operations under limited supervision. Primarily uses established processes to dispatch CAST employees to time-sensitive First Line Service visits. Previous call center experience a Plus! ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Receives notifications of First Line Service (FLS) tickets...
Requisition ID: 8923BR Job Title: Dispatcher Division: 4833: AWS - Acadiana Location: 22210: Scott-201 Mire Rd City: Scott State: LA 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 servi...
Dispatcher job in Coral Springs, FL Duties: Communicate and monitor daily schedules for Drivers. Communicate critical information to customers regarding loads. Assist with collecting load documents as needed. Assist with customer invoicing. Communicate with customers and freight carriers via phone. Qualifications MAS90 Experience Microsoft office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook Good communic...
About Us KC Handyman and Kaufman Construction are Des Moines premier residential construction professionals. From cleaning gutters, home maintenance, and full line remodeling to designing and building a new home, we are equipped to perform! Responsibilities • Answer inquiries and provide information about goods & services • Answer phones • Coordinate work schedules with clients • Schedule Ha...
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 ...
HVAC DISPATCHER Residential/ light commercial HVAC company seeks a F/T Dispatcher with min 5 yrs experience. Benefits pkg available. Compensation commensurate w/exp. Fax resume: 215-822-9145 Email: *****...
Job Description: Looking for an Operations Dispatcher for an opportunity in Jacksonville. The right candidate will be experienced in Logistics and Dispatching. Must be great on the phone Have Industry Knowledge Coachable Must be comfortable with a small office This is a 90 day Temp to Hire Opportunity We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates ...
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Daily dispatching and monitoring loads, planning daily routes to maximize utilization while maintaining high Level of Service, DOT compliance, scheduling preventive equipment maintenance, weekly KPI reporting, ensuring accurate and timely driver payroll entry, driver coaching and any other duties determined by Transportation Manager/Area Manager. ...
About Us: Specialty Freight Services is a multi-service transportation company offering a variety of time-definite options geared toward meeting individual needs and requirements from LTL & Truckload to airfreight service anywhere in the world. At Specialty Freight Services we take pride in being a team of professionals that has a common goal of complete customer satisfaction. Our number one pri...
Family owned, plumbing and utility company seeking weekend dispatcher. Hours approx. 8am - 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Duties include answering incoming calls from customers and service technicians, dispatching jobs to technicians, coordination of operations necessary to ensure safe, on-time service and maintain customer satisfaction. Must be organized, good phone and people/ communication skills,an...
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection...
Customer service- Logistics You will be working as the bridge between drivers and freight that needs to be moved throughout 48 states. You will have a dedicated area that you will focus on to move freight. Fast paced environment, strong computer skills required, able to work in their computer designed system. Bilingual is a plus Why Kelly®? At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clien...
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...

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Emergency Communications Operator


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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
High School
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