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Truck Dispatcher

Company: Circle Logistics
Location: Taylor
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Title: Truck Dispatcher Reports To: Asset - Dispatch Manager Responsible For: Company Drivers & Owner Operators Overview: This position is responsible for the dispatch operations in the Transportation Department on a daily basis. Responsibilities: Prepare daily records and memos, and maintain a filing system for Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports. Complete transportation pouches including route manifests, invoices, special customer notifications, maps and stores keys for drivers. Develop and update driver and helper dispatch schedule daily. Understand DOT hours of service and ensure driver compliance. Set up daily tractor/trailer assignment for drivers. Verify roadworthiness and keep maintenance records for tractors and trailers. Call customers to inform them of variances in delivery times. Expedite driver manifests and highlight keys. Provide timely reports to immediate supervisor as requested. Possess very strong interpersonal skills and be able to discuss dispatch issues with Driver Specialists, Customers and managers. Assign load to equipment and driver in a manner to ensure on-time pick-up and delivery and to meet the customer's requirements. Review customer orders and determine proper routing, equipment, and manpower requirements. Supervise drivers that they are dispatching. Ensure the most efficient freight movement and cost-effective service. Complete incident/accident reports as required. Resolve transportation issues with urgency and professionalism. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Job Qualifications: Experience/Education: High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience required. Associates or Bachelor---s Degree in logistics or business related field preferred. 1-3 years of experience in a logistics environment required. Experience with and/or ability to learn a variety of TMS/CRM platforms. Above average proficiency with Google Drive and Microsoft Office (vlookup, pivot tables, reports). Must have experience in dispatching for a trucking company. Must have proficient knowledge of the local area & U.S. Geography. Must have basic knowledge of DOT laws and requirements. Knowledge of mainframe computer software (PeopleSoft) relating to record keeping/scheduling for drivers and helpers preferred. Skills/Aptitude: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment and multitask. Strong attention to detail and organized. Ability to maintain a positive attitude. Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential. Excellent problem-solving and time management skills. Strong work ethic and dependability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays as business needs dictate. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve Understanding of distribution systems. Ability to communicate in various methods with different levels. Mathematical ability for maintaining schedules. Understanding of dispatch issues and procedures. Physical Requirements: Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses. Significant walking or other means of mobility. Ability to work in a seated position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Keywords: Circle Logistics, Taylor , Truck Dispatcher, Professions , Taylor, Michigan

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