How can I start an independent dispatching company?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Regional, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    Why would you need broker authority to act as a dispatcher ?
    He said the owner ops would be his customer AND they would pay him so that would indicate he would not be collecting $ from the shipper or receiver.
     
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  3. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    All I know is that I will provide the trailer and book loads off the load board until I make some connections with direct shippers. I will provide full book keeping and provide direction services for those who are not fluent in English.
     
  4. TallJoe

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    Reason for edit: did not like what I typed.
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  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    oh snAp
     
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  6. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    I will just broker freight
     
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  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Then you need broker authority.
     
  8. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    It is one thing not to encourage someone, yet quite another to discourage someone.
    Discouraging may sound rude and I did not want to be rude.
     
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  9. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Keep researching, keep thinking outside the box. You’ll do just fine. And btw if you speak the language of the foreign drivers or a large group of them, that’s a big advantage. Utilize any strength you have and use it to your advantage.
     
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  10. TallJoe

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    Good!
    Go work for TQL, CH Robinson, or Coyote for a few years and there you'll have a good schooling.
     
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  11. Lite bug

    Lite bug Heavy Load Member

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    After a while maybe a year and you are established brokers and shippers will be calling you. The first year will be your challenge. You need to be a benefit to the O/O in order to survive. Most of the people on this forum do everything on their own that is why you are getting the response from them. When I started out I met a guy starting a Dispatch Service we learned together. After a while I knew I needed to do more booking and finding freight by myself. You need freight connections in order to succeed.
     
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