Truck dispatching is a rapidly growing business. Many companies hire their own dispatchers, but other companies and some individuals who own and operate their own trucks hire the services of a dispatching company. Before the Internet, truck dispatchers kept charts to keep track of drivers and loads. Today, with high speed Internet and software designed specifically to aid truck dispatchers, efficiency is increased. Dispatchers use the Internet to find loads and backhaul loads, enabling a driver to earn money for nearly all the miles he puts on his truck.

Items you will need:

Internet service
Dispatcher software program
Cell phone
Fax machine
1. Select a dispatcher-software program to meet the specific needs of your dispatching company. There are many programs from which to choose, including free shareware programs. Compare features with the needs of your company and select the program that provides the features you need.