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Truck Dispatchers

Overview

Truck dispatchers coordinate and manage the schedules of truck drivers to ensure products and goods are picked up and delivered in a timely manner. They receive calls for truck services and contact their fleet of truck drivers to arrange the pickups and deliveries. They maintain contact with truck drivers throughout their routes to monitor their progress and to troubleshoot any problems that may arise along the way. They relay information to customers to keep them informed of delivery dates and time estimates. They may work for local or regional trucking companies, either alone or in a team of dispatchers, depending on the size of the company. The Department of Labor reports that there are 196,940 dispatchers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Truck Dispatch Manager

Truck Dispatcher

Junior Truck Dispatcher

Trucking Company Intern