“How can I get into dispatching cars?” That’s a question I get asked at least once a week. Or, “How can I start booking cars for vehicle transporters?” It’s also part of the reason I created Auto Transport Intel less than a year ago – because I spend a lot of time booking cars for transport.
My name is Jay and I refer to myself as the Car Hauling Dispatcher. I have worked in Auto Transport as a dispatcher for many years and I have trained my car hauling dispatchers from scratch. While I think most of those folks have moved on to other jobs, I’m hoping no one can say I didn’t try to train them well. And I truly believe it’s because booking cars is not for everybody. Car hauling dispatch is hard. For the amount of stress involved in dispatching, it can feel very unrewarding. However, when I am training a new car hauler dispatcher, I work very hard to answer every question and cover as much information as I can. That’s why this Car Hauling Dispatch Training session – PART ONE – lasted two hours. And I hope you join me for PART TWO – coming in 2 weeks.
Tonight, Mike was my over the phone trainee (watching online with a 7-second delay). The Car Hauling Dispatch Training course material I used was created by me and was presented on a Google spreadsheet. It is not proprietary information and I am sharing it with you freely. I hope it helps you either become a better dispatcher or at least appreciate how difficult it is to train an auto transport dispatcher from scratch. In addition to my oultine, here are some helpful links to loadboards and information I mentioned:
Central Dispatch load board: https://www.centraldispatch.com/
Ready Logistics 1Dispatch load board: https://www.1dispatch.com/
CarsArrive Network load board: https://www.carsarrivenetwork.com/
MetroGistics load board: https://metroloads.com/
United Road load board: https://www.urautoloads.com/
Reindeer Auto Relocation load board: https://carrier.reindeerauto.com/
Who doesn’t know about Google Maps? Never assume anything! https://maps.google.com/
You don’t use Google Voice? https://voice.google.com/
Use all 3 browsers:
FREE TRUCKING COMPANY CHECK: https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/
Thank you HotShot Dave for offering to help the dispatcher the ability to try booking loads during training and find a way to use Central Dispatch without having a driver account. Obviously, they can’t afford such a financial burden… Back haul button for $100/month !?
Read my Auto Transport Business Startup blog: http://www.autotransportintel.com/car-hauling-dispatcher/how-to-start-new-auto-transport-business/
Let’s face it. Lately, it’s been freaking cold outside. And that means equipment breaks down and bodies get tired faster. And dedicated Car Haulers keep the rubber side down and keep delivering all of our cars. So this show is to recognize them and the hard work they do. And hopefully the next time you ship a car you understand what you’re paying for and why. This is not pizza delivery. #ThisIsCarHauling
Dave has a lot of great videos on his site about what it takes to be a car hauler and many of the sacrifices you’ll need to make to succeed. I highly recommend that you visit Hotshot Dave on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5oHqU0SzspesWcaGkZJgGw He’s a hard worker and a smart business man. Like his videos and subscribe to his channel.
If by chance your company was mentioned in this live show and you don’t like it, leave a comment, and feel free to take it up with that person directly. This is an open forum and opinions are news. And maybe your opinion will be the next news topic.
Car Haulers stand up for other Car Haulers at: http://iata.biz/
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Intro Song Credits:
Dirt Road Traveler by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
Thank you Serge The Car Hauler https://www.youtube.com/user/SergeTheCarHauler and Hotshot Dave https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5oHqU0SzspesWcaGkZJgGw and CHYKKO D’Transporter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi5sS4ix_39XssbOw9SpvHg for allowing me to use parts of your video in my intro.
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Thank you to all my new Subscribers, Contacts and Contributors. I appreciate every Email, Comment, Like and Share. And thank you for making Auto Transport Intel an awesome new community!
– Jay, The Car Hauling Dispatcher