Why dispatch quality should be a requirement for your job search

If you’re in between companies and looking desperately for a new job in the trucking business, there are some qualifications that you should hold for potential companies. High pay is obviously something that every driver is after but there re some benefits that can outweigh some wage concerns. When you work, you should understand that your time is valuable and that a company should have decent benefits and an understanding that you are an asset to them. One huge benefit for instance is driver friendly dispatch.

Driver pay is a key
factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but fleets said just
offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer enough. Carriers also
must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road with the right load at
the right time to maximize drivers’ available hours.

Fleets said they’re turning to software to improve their planning,
monitor drivers’ hours and alert customers if drivers are running ahead
of or behind schedule, which can reduce dwell time.

“The myth is that if you’re paying drivers higher rates, it is going to
keep them happy and keep them there. The fact of the matter is, if you
don’t drive, you’re not getting paid,” said Scott Vanselous, executive
vice president of marketing and strategy for TMW Systems, a provider of
transportation management software.

Interstate Distributor Co., a truckload carrier based in Tacoma,
Washington, uses several software programs to help planners and
dispatchers make better business decisions.

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“Every minute matters now,” said Paul Simmons, the company’s chief
operating officer. “Anything we can do to enable our drivers to safely
drive more hours is what we want to do.”

Interstate Distributor ranks No. 70 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list
of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada.

Kimberley Daigle, director of human resources for Birmingham,
Alabama-based P&S Transportation, said drivers expect things to run
smoothly, which requires technology that runs behind the scenes.

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Driver pay is a key factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but
fleets said just offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer
enough. Carriers also must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road
with the right load at the right time to maximize drivers’ available
hours.

Read more at: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=41941

© Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.

Driver pay is a key factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but
fleets said just offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer
enough. Carriers also must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road
with the right load at the right time to maximize drivers’ available
hours.

Read more at: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=41941

© Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.

Driver pay is a key factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but
fleets said just offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer
enough. Carriers also must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road
with the right load at the right time to maximize drivers’ available
hours.

Read more at: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=41941

© Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.

Driver pay is a key
factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but fleets said just
offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer enough. Carriers also
must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road with the right load at
the right time to maximize drivers’ available hours.

Fleets said they’re turning to software to improve their planning,
monitor drivers’ hours and alert customers if drivers are running ahead
of or behind schedule, which can reduce dwell time.

“The myth is that if you’re paying drivers higher rates, it is going to
keep them happy and keep them there. The fact of the matter is, if you
don’t drive, you’re not getting paid,” said Scott Vanselous, executive
vice president of marketing and strategy for TMW Systems, a provider of
transportation management software.

Interstate Distributor Co., a truckload carrier based in Tacoma,
Washington, uses several software programs to help planners and
dispatchers make better business decisions.

Read more at: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=41941

© Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.

Driver pay is a key
factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but fleets said just
offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer enough. Carriers also
must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road with the right load at
the right time to maximize drivers’ available hours.

Fleets said they’re turning to software to improve their planning,
monitor drivers’ hours and alert customers if drivers are running ahead
of or behind schedule, which can reduce dwell time.

“The myth is that if you’re paying drivers higher rates, it is going to
keep them happy and keep them there. The fact of the matter is, if you
don’t drive, you’re not getting paid,” said Scott Vanselous, executive
vice president of marketing and strategy for TMW Systems, a provider of
transportation management software.

Interstate Distributor Co., a truckload carrier based in Tacoma,
Washington, uses several software programs to help planners and
dispatchers make better business decisions.

BEST OF MAY iTECH: More stories, columns

“Every minute matters now,” said Paul Simmons, the company’s chief
operating officer. “Anything we can do to enable our drivers to safely
drive more hours is what we want to do.”

Interstate Distributor ranks No. 70 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list
of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada.

Kimberley Daigle, director of human resources for Birmingham,
Alabama-based P&S Transportation, said drivers expect things to run
smoothly, which requires technology that runs behind the scenes.

Read more at: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=41941

© Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.

Driver pay is a key
factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but fleets said just
offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer enough. Carriers also
must ensure they’re keeping drivers on the road with the right load at
the right time to maximize drivers’ available hours.

Fleets said they’re turning to software to improve their planning,
monitor drivers’ hours and alert customers if drivers are running ahead
of or behind schedule, which can reduce dwell time.

“The myth is that if you’re paying drivers higher rates, it is going to
keep them happy and keep them there. The fact of the matter is, if you
don’t drive, you’re not getting paid,” said Scott Vanselous, executive
vice president of marketing and strategy for TMW Systems, a provider of
transportation management software.

Interstate Distributor Co., a truckload carrier based in Tacoma,
Washington, uses several software programs to help planners and
dispatchers make better business decisions.

BEST OF MAY iTECH: More stories, columns

“Every minute matters now,” said Paul Simmons, the company’s chief
operating officer. “Anything we can do to enable our drivers to safely
drive more hours is what we want to do.”

Interstate Distributor ranks No. 70 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list
of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada.

Kimberley Daigle, director of human resources for Birmingham,
Alabama-based P&S Transportation, said drivers expect things to run
smoothly, which requires technology that runs behind the scenes.

Read more at: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=41941

© Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.

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