Truck Dispatch Services
Truck Dispatch Services
Curious about how freight dispatchers work? Here’s what owner operators need to know.
If you’re looking to find high-paying freight, then hiring a dispatch service or enlisting the help of an independent truck dispatcher is a convenient and relatively hassle-free option. But, is it right for your trucking business?
- Truck dispatchers provide a range of back-end support.
- Dispatch services can help manage your business.
- With DAT, you can act as your own freight dispatch service.
Truck dispatchers provide a range of back-end support.
Truck dispatch services can help you with finding freight, driver management, billing, and more.
It’s a dispatcher’s job to help trucking businesses find loads, which can be especially useful for new operations that are still working to build their list of clients. Dispatchers negotiate with brokers and shippers on your behalf for higher-paying freight, and earn a fixed percentage on each load you deliver.
Dispatch services can help manage your business.
If you have the budget for it, you can actually outsource a lot of your logistical operations to a freight dispatch service agency.
In addition to finding loads and assigning them to your drivers, dispatch services can help ensure your MC compliance is up to date, establish and maintain service expectations with your clients, and handle billing paperwork and invoice collections. However, additional services come with a higher price tag that will need to be negotiated.
With DAT, you can act as your own freight dispatch service.
DAT’s load boards allow you to conduct unlimited searches — and even notify you when the system finds a match.
If you’re trying to maximize your profit margins, then using a load board service can help carriers and owner operators self-dispatch for much cheaper than hiring an agency. In fact, many dispatchers use DAT’s load boards on behalf of their partners. Sign up for a free trial to see how our real-time freight network can help your business succeed.
As with most business partnerships, choosing the right dispatcher can mean the difference between thriving and just getting by. But once you find a dispatch service that works well with your business, you’ll be able to turn over back-end office tasks and instead focus on keeping your trucks on the road. Truck dispatcher duties and services can be especially beneficial for drivers looking for support as they shift to becoming independent owner operators.
“The DAT Load Board is the only one I use, and I really don’t see any interest in trying any other one.”
- Brian Stone, Stone’s Trucking LLC
"DAT Load Board is awesome. They even teach you how to book a load and how to use it on your computer or cell phone app. Highly recommend DAT!"
- Francis Gatmaitan, Alpha Trucking
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