Need Some Advice....

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by mreid5421, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. mreid5421

    mreid5421 Bobtail Member

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    This might be a weird question and I do not know if anyone would even know....My hubby drives a flatbed I dispatch the loads for his truck, plan his week, set up pick and drops and get directions if needed. I am wondering since I already do this for my hubby if there is a way to break into the dispatching industry and make a income off it. I am often on the truck so I thought it might be a great job I could do no matter where we might be. If anyone has any advice or can lead me in the right direction I am all ears thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Start by billing your husband for your services!:rolleyes:
     
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  4. mreid5421

    mreid5421 Bobtail Member

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    Well since I got control of the bank account I think that part is covered....:D
     
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    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Just ask around for another owner if they would like you to look for work for them. Agree to a percentage and go.
     
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  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Not at all. Dispatchers aren't brokers. Different thing.
     
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    S M D Road Train Member

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    Yeah with your own authority you hire them as a 1099 driver and charge 10% for Dispatch. It’s a lot easier than you think.
     
  9. mreid5421

    mreid5421 Bobtail Member

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    So.....I was a thinking of something along those lines but I was unsure who's authority they would need to be under etc
     
  10. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    @Dave_in_AZ has a fleet of trucks he might point you into the right direction.
     
  11. mreid5421

    mreid5421 Bobtail Member

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    If i were to do it that way would that driver just sign up as a carrier for the shipper I get my loads through or would they just run loads under my carrier contract already established? See folks I got lots of questions! I was actually thinking of charging 5-7% as my hubby is a driver some brokers can take more than they should dispatcher is not the same as a broker. From what I have seen online it is all centered around becoming a broker and I am not really wanting that. Just want to add a little income to the house doing the work I already do.
     
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