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Are you curious about the process of becoming a freight dispatcher and the necessary requirements?

Are you curious about the process of becoming a freight dispatcher and the necessary requirements?

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  • What are the requirements for becoming a truck dispatcher?
    Education: High school or higher. Language skills: You should be able to speak, write, and read proficiently in English. Computer skills: Familiar with the computer, be able use multiple programs at once, sign documents through the computer, answering emails and be able to communicate effectively through email. etc. You will not need to code a program, but you will work with your computer everyday. Personal skills: Must have great communication skills while maintaining professionalism for both your trucks and your own company. Should be an organized and punctual person. Must be able to quickly adapt to any situations or market changes.
  • Who can become a truck dispatcher?
    Our platform offers the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed, but ultimately it's up to you to take action!
  • Can you dispatch from home?
    Depending what direction you choose to go professionally (meaning if you work for a larger dispatching company, dispatch your own trucks, or offer your own dispatch services) of course you can work from home, or in a traditional office setting. Being your own boss means you can work from wherever you want! All you need is your computer, Wi-Fi, phone! (of course for at home office set-up we recommend double monitor's, check out our YouTube for our office setup video!).
  • Can I dispatch trucks for the USA if I do not live in the USA?
    Yes, you can if you know the basics and understand the American market. 65% of truck dispatching is outsourced.
  • How long does it take to become a trucking dispatcher?
    To grasp the fundamentals of dispatching and make your first calls, you should dedicate yourself to intensive studies for at least 1-2 months. Once you've entered the field, you must work diligently to hone your skills and expand your market knowledge.
  • Can you provide me with the exact salary range for truck dispatchers in the U.S.?
    The salary of a truck dispatcher depends on experience and location. In 2023, the average salary ranges from $43,421 to $59,296. An independent dispatcher's average salary ranges from $55,000 to $125,000 per year. The salary of a truck dispatcher depends on experience and location.
  • How do individuals working as truck dispatchers receive their payment?
    Attention all company dispatchers! You are entitled to a weekly payment ranging from $800 to $1500. As for independent dispatchers, you have the power to determine your rate based on industry standards of 4-10% of the gross, or you can charge per truck at a rate of $200-$400 per week. Take charge of your earnings and demand what you deserve!
  • Is it difficult to work as a truck dispatcher?
    Successful dispatchers are well-organized, stress-resistant, able to multi-task, and capable of processing a lot of information at once. These skills come with experience; start by learning the basics and then work on developing these skills.
  • Are your courses available to take online?
    Our courses are conducted live via Zoom. We do not utilize pre-recorded classes.
  • Could you please clarify whether or not I will receive recordings of the course sessions?
    We do not share recordings of our classes, but you will receive PDF files after each class with an overview of the class material, homework assignments, and quizzes.
  • How can I pay for your course?
    To make a payment on our website, simply follow these steps. First, select the course you wish to study, then click on the "Enroll now" button and proceed to the course registration page. If you are a member of the military, please email us an official ID to receive any discounts that may apply. We do offer payment plans with Affirm, please read all disclosures on their site.
  • When do I need to enroll in your course?
    It is crucial that you enroll in a course in advance, at least 10 days prior to the starting date . Once you pay for a course you will receive a lot of materials you will need to study before our first class.
  • What are the equipment requirements?
    If you are serious about truck dispatching, then we would recommend you have a computer with two screens, Adobe DC software, a map of the USA, comfortable and quiet setting to participate in our class. (Computer should have camera for the class, strong Wi-Fi)
  • How should I prepare for the first class?
    Firstly, you should study materials we will send to you. Secondly, you must learn how to use ZOOM. Thirdly, you should have webcam and microphone so that you will be able to participate in our classes actively.
  • How long is your truck dispatcher course?
    Our course typically lasts for about 6 weeks and is mainly conducted on weekends. You will have 5 class days and one practice day. Each class runs for approximately 4 hours, and the practice day is also 4 hours long. Please refer to the schedules provided in the details of each class description for further information.
  • Do you teach us how to become an independent dispatcher?
    We teach students how to work for dispatching companies and also how to become independent dispatchers.
  • Will I get a certificate after your course?
    Once you complete your last day of the dispatching course, which is a practice day, you will receive a certificate. This certificate can be printed and displayed in your office or uploaded to your website/social media to showcase your accomplishment of finishing the course.