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Primary Essential Responsibilities

  • Dispatch division equipment and drivers in the most efficient and cost effective manner and assist with field issues should they arise
  • Utilize load boards and client data base to ensure efficient and profitable use of fleet equipment
  • Schedule fleet equipment to ensure the most efficient, cost effective and expedited return of empty containers back to client locations
  • Communicate effectively with clients and potential clients to ensure utilization of all backhaul opportunities
  • Monitor empty container reports to ensure the most efficient, cost effective and  expedited return to client locations
  • Quote freight as required
  • Order permits as required
  • Track all division equipment (tractors/trailers/loaders/etc.) to ensure efficient use and safeguard of assets
  • Accurately enter all orders and dispatch on a timely basis utilizing proprietary software system
  • Process invoices on a timely manner and send to clients, 3rd party payers
  • Enter all information required to process payroll timely and accurately

Job Requirements:

The desired candidate must have a passion for customer service, be motivated to go above and beyond what is expected or asked, and revel in creative problem-solving.  Candidates must proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe, and be able to lean and be proficient in other software programs.  A minimum of 3 years dispatch and transportation related experience is required. Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills- must be able to interface with customer and drivers effectively
  • Strong written communication-ability to write clear and concise emails

Benefits

  • Paid Holidays and vacations
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Company matched 401k retirement plan
Location: Kansas City, KS
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Apply at: https://midwest-transport.prismhr-hire.com/job/55874/dispatcher