Order of The Gilded Flip Flop
O/O working as a broker under someone’s numbers
I’ll be compensated for a bunch of this. My employer is ticked off at this freight broker, to put it mildly
We talked about it in the last couple months. I told him one of us needs to step up to streamline things. At the end of the day, (while I do think the onus is on dispatch to do a lot of the admin stuff), if I’m the one calling for shipping hours I’m getting it from the horses mouth.
I guess looking at it another way, if I was dispatching, I’d look rate cons over before sending to the driver. Pickup address, phone number, shipping hours, appointment time, then delivery address, phone number, receiving hours, appointment time
Or maybe not on the rate con, but a dispatch sheet. Something like that. That’s the details I need to know, so that’s what I’d try to give a driver
I’ve dispatched for a bit.
That all depends on the company. If it’s a tiny outfit with 4 trucks, whoever is in the office is not that busy.
If it’s two people handing 100 trucks, a lot is going to slip.