The dispatcher can get a job either directly with the MC or with a dispatch company that works with many MCs. Which of these options to choose? Decide only for the specialist. In any case, he will have to conclude a contract with the owner of the company, and also make his choice depending on the working conditions, salary and prospects that will be offered to him. It is important to understand that the less you depend on the company, the more you strive for “freelancing”, the more risks you take on.

What are the risks? Well, at the initial stage of work, any dispatcher makes mistakes! This topic is normal. You didn’t check the documents properly, entered the wrong number in the agreement, sent the driver, and now you are losing money. In addition, the specialist is responsible for the truck, for how he loaded it, for what could happen to the goods, and if he did not report difficulties on the road in time, losses could amount to tens of thousands of dollars. The owner of the company’s truck can simply fire him after that and leave him without money, so all working conditions, including possible emergency situations, must be discussed before you get a job.

Do not forget also that the work of the dispatcher requires expenses. Cash investments for working tools. The main working tools of any dispatcher are a computer, as well as access to the Internet. Headphones with a microphone will also come in handy. Since the work of the dispatcher is related to documentation, it is recommended to purchase a printer as well.

Other tools necessary for this work: access to the load board – at (DAT or Truck stop – the cost of each is $ 40 per month), IP telephony, for example – RingCetral – $ 25 per month, VPN program that changes your IP to American (if you work in the CIS) – about $ 2, services for signing documents with an electronic signature – $ 6 per month. As a rule, they are provided by the company at its own expense.