If you have the right qualifications to work in Canada, you can apply for this Dispatcher job opening at Prab Transport LTD in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada.
Working as a dispatcher can mean long, stressful hours planning trips and communicating with individual drivers on the ground to check on their progress.
Once drivers are dispatched, your job is to constantly stay in touch with them to get information about vehicle breakdowns, project delays, delivery issues, or any traffic delays.
Not only are you responsible for dispatching trucks and vehicles, but you’re also responsible for recording expenses for each trip, including mileage, fuel usage, and repairs.
You’ll also keep records of all shipping and delivery data. As a dispatcher, you will ensure that completed driver timesheets, payroll, and other related summaries are in order. Sometimes your duties include finding newly qualified drivers ready to fill vacancies at a moment’s notice.
To be a good dispatcher, you need to do a little more than make and record calls. Here’s what you need to be able to do:
- Attention to detail
- Ability to multitask
- High level of self-confidence
- Excellent communication skills
- Empathic and compassionate
- Exceptional emotional self-control
How Difficult Is It To Be A Ddispatcher?
When you think of a dispatcher, you see some resemblance to an air traffic controller, but in this case, you control trucks and dispatch vehicles. The job is demanding and profitable. To be successful, you need the skills necessary for this job. To be a good dispatcher, you need to know what it takes to be a dispatcher.
- Take a ride
- Cultivate relationships
- Be open to feedback and collaboration
- Use truck dispatch management software
- Use only one communication channel
- Avoid “mission impossible” assignments
- Refine driver scheduling
- Set reasonable expectations
- Plan ahead
Secondary education (high school)
1 year to less than 2 years
Resolve work-related problems; requisition or order materials, equipment, and supplies; prepare and submit reports; establish work schedules and procedures; conduct performance appraisals; coordinate activities with other work units or departments; arrange for maintenance and repair work; arrange for employee training; coordinate, assign, and review work; plan, organize and supervise operational logistics of the organization.
Business equipment and computer applications
MS Excel; MS Windows; MS Word; electronic scheduler.
Up to 20 lbs (9 kg)
Dispatchers for transport routes and crews; dispatchers and radio operators.
Working conditions and physical fitness
Fast-paced environment; work under pressure; attention to detail; tight deadlines
Ability to Supervise
Initiative; effective interpersonal skills; flexibility; accuracy; ability to work in a team; excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; customer orientation; judgment; dependability; organization.
How To Apply
This employer promotes equal opportunity for all applicants, including those who self-identify as members of the following groups: Apprentices, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, seniors, students, veterans, visible minorities, youth.
You not only schedule trucks and vehicles, your tasks also include recording the expenses for the individual trips, e.g. mileage, fuel consumption, and repairs.
You also keep records of all shipping and delivery data. As a dispatcher, you will ensure that completed driver timesheets, payroll, and other related summaries are in order.
Your duties sometimes include finding newly qualified drivers, ready to fill vacancies at a moment’s notice.