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Transportation Dispatcher Careers in the Trucking Industry

14 APR 2014
Career Path : Trucking Dispatch

These days, it can be tough to find a great career that’s not only stable and rewarding, but that’s also something you won’t dread doing every day. If you’re the type of person who’s fascinated with the world of automotive careers but don’t know how to segue into a rewarding automotive job, there may be something that’s right up your alley. If you’re someone who possesses what’s commonly referred to as a great attention to detail, and you’re the type of person who has excellent communication skills and a knack for remembering information and being exceptionally organized, you might do well as a transportation dispatcher. Organizing the fleet of vehicles, relaying the drop-off and pick-up points for cargo and relaying important messages are just some of the tasks you’ll take on as a dispatcher. Check out this great blog post by Automotive Training Centre for more information on the rewarding world of transportation dispatch.

“So if you’re thinking about making transportation dispatching your main focus as an auto career, what skills should you possess to ensure your success? Possessing an excellent attention to detail is absolutely essential, because as a dispatcher you’ll be responsible for accurately recording and conveying information to a driver that is absolutely paramount to the success of their deliveries. Messing up locations or dates is absolutely unacceptable when it comes to being a dispatcher, so not only will you have to have excellent communication skills, but great dictation and recording skills as well. Attention to detail is the most important part of being a dispatcher, so failure to adhere to the little things is absolutely unacceptable.”