What paperwork do I need as a dispatcher?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by newola, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. newola

    newola Bobtail Member

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    I don't really understand the full cycle process of dispatching
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    it isn't rocket science, there isn't much to it.

    I don't see where there is a cycle to it, you look at the load that comes into your screen, you call the driver and give it to them. Once it is done, they send in the paper work.
     
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  4. newola

    newola Bobtail Member

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    Oh see I thought the paperwork happens before, the carrier packet just really confused me
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Driver gets told where to load, what to get and when to deliver.

    Everything else refer back to the dispatcher.

    God forbid the dispatcher needs any of that paperwork now. Its all computer.
     
  6. adayrider

    adayrider Road Train Member

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    The packet does happen first.
     
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  7. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I’m not sure if I’m understanding. First you find the load on the loadboard that you’re interested in. Then you call the number or sometimes respond via email. The broker will give you more information about the load, including how much they will pay. Once you agreed to the rate, then you fill out the carrier packet if you are not signed up with them. The broker will process the packet and then email you the rate con. Usually you have to sign the rate con and email it back, or sometimes you can accept the rate con right from a link in the email.
     
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  8. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    power of attorney maybe )))))))
     
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  9. MagicMan22

    MagicMan22 Bobtail Member

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    100% correct. Also know that dealing with brokers on the load board is like a flea market. Only accept the rate offered if you HAVE to get out of where you are. Otherwise negotiate.
     
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