How can I start an independent dispatching company?

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  1. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    How can I start an independent dispatching company? What are the legal requirements?
    Also I have driving experience as well
     
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  3. Wespipes

    Wespipes Medium Load Member

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  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Are you an owner?

    If not become one and learn first hand what it takes to keep a truck running.
     
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  5. Lite bug

    Lite bug Heavy Load Member

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    The best advice I have seen. Because if you do not know that part of this business you will be doing a disservice to the people you are trying to help. Your goal in a dispatching business is to help your customers ( owner/operator) if not you have no business.
     
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  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    And if you don’t have direct freight all you’re doing is charging to load guys with spot market freight from a load board.
     
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  7. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    Who is going to be your customer ?
    Who will be giving you your paycheck ?
     
  8. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    I will be working with owner operators. I just want to do it legally
     
  9. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    If your not acting as a broker , carrier , owner operator , driver etc etc I know of no laws regarding “dispatching”. I’m not an attorney so take that with a grain of salt.
     
  10. Bel

    Bel Bobtail Member

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    I went to college for my bachelors in Logistics, after I spent a year OTR with my dad learning about how hard it is for drivers out there...if you don't k kw exactly what you're doing, you won't last long, honestly
    If you don't have compassion for drivers, and skim off the rate Cons, you won't last, trust and respect your drivers, send them the true confirmation from shippers, not a 2nd copy with the rate changed. They are the ones doing all the work...
    GET FREIGHT LANES, dont load drivers off of boards they can do themselves.
    I've been doing this 27 years now, if you like answering the phone 24/7 try it out.
    You need your brokering authority, freight forwarding authority
     
  11. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    Can I dispatch for multiple carriers?
     
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