Dispatchers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by BigMoose, Jun 8, 2022.

  1. BigMoose

    BigMoose Bobtail Member

    21
    40
    Jun 8, 2022
    0
    Been trucking 2 years now dispatching myself but rates are low and fuel is high. Wondering if using a dispatcher service will yield better rates. If anyone has experience let me know. Thanks
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

    3,287
    5,333
    Jan 17, 2011
    0
    Broker takes a %, dispatcher takes a %. I'm at a loss on how that makes more money for you.
     
    kylefitzy Thanks this.
  4. BigMoose

    BigMoose Bobtail Member

    21
    40
    Jun 8, 2022
    0
    I didn't say it does I'm asking if it could work. Maybe dispatcher has locked in rates? IDK that's why I'm asking. But go ahead and be as sarcastic as you want to be.
     
    GreenPete359 and ncmickey Thank this.
  5. T One T

    T One T Bobtail Member

    34
    36
    Jun 25, 2019
    Illinois
    0
    First, the side note:
    If a dispatcher has "locked in rates" you may want to check to see if he is double brokering.
    There is a very fine line between legal dispatch services and the Not Legal double brokering.
    A dispatcher can only find loads as a representative of your MC?DOT and the carrier is the one to hire said dispatcher.

    My opinion on a dispatch service right now in our industry:
    In short, it takes 10, 20, 30 calls sometimes and a constant eye on the load board to get acceptable rates right now.
    I don't think a dispatch service could provide that kind of time commitment for each of his clients. Its possible they may short change you on the rate search while trying to increase their load volume.
    For the record, I am a supporter if the independent dispatcher type service, only if their commitment is with the carriers well being as far as rates and expectations.
     
    Tekna and BigMoose Thank this.
  6. BigMoose

    BigMoose Bobtail Member

    21
    40
    Jun 8, 2022
    0
    Thanks for your input
     
  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    10,490
    44,689
    Feb 15, 2014
    California
    0
    Short answer, no.
     
    BigMoose Thanks this.
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    9,291
    15,715
    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    0
    A good dispatch service won't be cheap and a bad dispatch service will be too expensive, whatever they charge you. I regularly hear experienced O-Os talk about running the lanes they know best or they find a few regular customers in a few lanes and run those trips over and over bypassing the freight brokers. I don't want to think about trucking 24/7, that's why I've only wanted to be a company driver. Good luck
     
    Geekonthestreet and BigMoose Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted