INDEPENDENT TRUCK DISPATCHERS
Work directly for the small trucking companies to keep their trucks loaded and moving. You will work to stay ahead of the truck so that they do not ever have to sit and wait on a load. Independent truck Dispatchers will work with both brokerages and direct manufacturers to try to get the MOST money for your truck. Independent truck Dispatchers are paid on a percentage or flat fee basis for each load. Generally for other truck dispatchers the percentage is 5% to 10% per load, with that rate being adjustable based on the amount of work the owner operator wants you to do. 24/7 TRUCK DISPATCH charges a flat fee all loads $ 50.00 Dollars per load. We are located in the EE.UU Our company don't charge any % any loads.
If they want you to handle the billing as well, then you would need to charge more. Some Independent truck Dispatchers charge a flat fee per load, such as $50 dollars rate or fee is going to be what you can work out with your driver. For example, if the shipper is paying $1000, then you would receive $950.00 from the owner operator. If you were paid a flat fee of $50.00 per load, then you would receive $945.00 for the load used in the example. Some Independent Dispatchers are also paid a weekly salary per truck. The Independent Dispatcher is working for the owner operator.
If you are just starting out in this industry, the larger brokerages will not hire you if you do not have a book of business or any experience. You will have to begin with some of the smaller brokerages. Market yourself! You can check out the FMCSA website to look for brokers who have just received their authority and call them to see about working with them. If you have received proper training and you explain to them what you learned in your training, then odds are they will be happy to bring you on as an asset to their new business. You can negotiate a contract with them concerning payment.