Intermodal Dispatcher Training - Truck Dispatcher Training

Intermodal Dispatcher Training

You will get access for all lessons and support with personal mentor
110
Lessons
9
practices
bonus
Career consulting
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About the Intermodal Dispatcher profession

The responsibilities of an intermodal dispatcher are to coordinate the schedule of a shipping company or a group of drivers and to ensure that data related to deliveries and shipments of freight are entered into a log.

About the Intermodal Dispatcher profession
Demand for Intermodal Dispatchers in the labor market
Intermodal dispatchers in America earn an average salary of $40,233 per year or $19.34 per hour. We offer you to view the selection of vacancies from Truck Dispatcher Training.
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Average intermodal dispatcher salary
21,621+
Intermodal Jobs in the USA area
Demand for Intermodal Dispatchers
Demand for Intermodal Dispatchers
The sphere is developing rapidly

There are always a lot of jobs and good specialists are always in demand. Since there are many largest ports in the world, in particular in the USA.

On the course, we will look at the main ports of New York City, study their websites, the specifics of their work, and get acquainted with the cargo tracking service. And this will give you a complete vision of the fact that there are really a lot of robots in this area, having studied the intermodal dispatcher you will be in a big plus.

Teachers and Authors
Michael King
Designed and introduced the Truck Dispatcher Training course, using his personal experience of employment and training as a dispatcher in the US.
Michael King
Michael King
Michael King
Designed and introduced the Truck Dispatcher Training course, using his personal experience of employment and training as a dispatcher in the US.
Alex Walkman
Alex Walkman
Dispatch Department Manager
He is responsible for recruiting and dismissing staff, establishing strategic departmental goals and managing a departmental budget.
Sherri Dunbar
Sherri Dunbar
Video Editor
Sherri makes changes to our videos and works to achieve the best final video outcome.
Dan Droho
Dan Droho
Programmer
Dan is responsible for writing and creating the technical part of our course, he specializes in security, mobile and Web development of the course.
Gabriella Chidera
Gabriella Chidera
Mentor
Gabriella guides you through the training by building trust and modeling positive behaviors. Her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.
Anne Thomas
Anne Thomas
Safety Manager
Anne provides appropriate safety and health, accident prevention, and investigation training for managers and supervisors.
Nancy Nwabia
Nancy Nwabia
Sales Support.
Nancy helps our sales representatives focus on actually selling and closing deals.
Tania Tsyperdiuk
Tania Tsyperdiuk
Sales Manager
Tania’s responsibilities are to set sales goals, analyze data, and develop our training program.
Kristine Michaels
Kristine Michaels
Truck Dispatcher
Kristine coordinates and manages the schedules of truck drivers to ensure products and goods are picked up and delivered in a timely manner.
Intermodal Dispatcher Training
Course program includes
What does the course consist of?

In this lesson you will learn about such topics:
What does the course consist of?
How much does the company earn from one driver per month.
Dispatcher Responsibilities.
What is import, export and straight turn?

General information about containers.

This lesson contains information about types and sizes of containers.
You’ll find out how carriers move them due to the Import and Export conditions.
We’ll share information on how to keep and move them wisely.

Types of ports on the example of New York and New Jersey.

The third lesson is about types of ports.
Find out where you can return a container.
We observe the work of an Intermodal dispatcher on the example of NY and NJ ports.

Import, Export and Straight Return.

Here a student learns about working both with Import and Export.
How a dispatcher plans a container movement for loading or unloading.
Learn about the process of Straight Return.

Terminology.

Unknown words always become an obstacle in studying a new field. The fifth lesson contains all definitions and explanations to new terms.

Dispatcher Documents.

We share a list of documents that an Intermodal dispatcher works with. You’re going to see templates and we will explain how to fill them in.

Return of containers.

Movement of containers is rather confusing and demands practice but we’ve prepared a good lesson for you to sort out things. Learn the conditions of returning containers back.

Stages of container chartering.

Follow the stages we’ve fully described in this lesson about chartering of containers.

Container types.

Meet the detailed information about containers and you’ll have an understanding of the types you’d better work with.

Types of Trailers and their rent.

Form a whole picture about Trailers that are used in Intermodal transportation. Read about rent conditions and their prices.

Maintaining the turnover document. Profit Tools.

Learning a dispatcher’s software which is called Profit Tools. Explaining and showing how to maintain the turnover document.

Business Correspondence.

Improving negotiating skills is very important due to the aim of growing business. Study this lesson of business correspondence, how to form sentences, what techniques are the best to use when dealing with your potential partner.

Data processing, entry into the system, billing.

Systemize data: numbers of loads, container numbers, and more. In this lesson you have an opportunity to learn how to process data, enter a working system and how the whole billing procedure is done.

Who can work with ports?

We want to clear up an issue of intermodal transportation and who actually can work with ports. We describe a suitable partner for the Steamship line company.

The work of a Freight Forwarder.

Fulfill your understanding with knowledge of occupation in a trucking business. It’s important to know about the responsibilities of a certain profession. Learn about a Freight Forwarder in the 15th lesson.

Rates that companies set when working with ports.

Get to know about conditions that influence prices. Learn how these rates are basically formed according to the cooperation with ports.

Dispatcher's working day.

We invite you to feel an atmosphere of a typical intermodal dispatcher’s day. In this lesson you’ll see how all the previous lessons work in real life. What timings are when you plan an Export and Import trip. Find out about life hacks in communication with your clients and many more in the lesson.

Practice.

Theory without practice is nothing, that’s why we prepared practical tasks to test and challenge your understanding of the whole material. Prove yourself that you are ready to start your Intermodal career! These tasks are based on real cases that dispatchers might face. Try solutions before you start working. We believe in you.

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Training process
1
Learn Topics
Watching professional video lessons
2
Complete Tasks
According to the learned material under the guidance of a mentor
3
Take Exam
After that you can start working in your new profession
Additional course
You will get access for all lessons and support with personal mentor
110
Lessons
9
practices
bonus
Career consulting
The cost of the full course is $1225, but if you buy it as a supplement to the basic course, its price is $550
Basic Cost
$1225
Additional course
You will get access for all lessons and support with personal mentor
110
Lessons
9
practices
bonus
Career consulting
The cost of the full course is $1225, but if you buy it as a supplement to the basic course, its price is $550
Basic Cost
$1225
Additional course
You will get access for all lessons and support with personal mentor
110
Lessons
9
practices
bonus
Career consulting
The cost of the full course is $1225, but if you buy it as a supplement to the basic course, its price is $550
Basic Cost
$1225
Frequently asked questions
What is the average salary for intermodal dispatcher?

It is understandable that wage depends on the State and company you work with. We can say that the average salary for intermodal dispatcher is $50 298. Last updated in March.

What are the responsibilities of the intermodal dispatcher?

The responsibilities of an intermodal dispatcher are to coordinate the schedule of a shipping company or a group of drivers and to ensure that data related to deliveries and shipments of freight are entered into a log

What are the top cities with open Intermodal Dispatcher jobs?

There are open Intermodal Dispatcher jobs in several cities including Mississauga, Woodbridge, Surrey, Calgary, Varennes, Montreal, Etobicoke, Winnipeg, Brossard, Edmonton.

What companies give employment for Intermodal Dispatchers?

The top companies hiring now for Intermodal Dispatcher jobs are PCB Freight Management, PDI Bulk, P&W Intermodal, CANADA DRAYAGE INC, Action Force Transport Limited, Fastfrate Group, ITN Logistics, Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd., Vitran Express Inc, GT Intermodal / GT Group.

What are the types of intermodal services?

There are two types of intermodal: Container-On-Flatcar (COFC) or Trailer-On-Flatcar (TOFC). Under the TOFC model, the over-the-road (OTR) trailer is placed directly onto the wellcar versus an intermodal container.

What are the causes of delays in intermodal transport system?

Since the infrastructure capacity is limited, small disturbances in traffic flow (e.g., accidents, congestion, road maintenance) can cause delays and infeasibility of any transportation plan.

Why do people call it intermodal?

Containers, also known as intermodal containers or ISO containers because the dimensions have been defined by ISO, are the main type of equipment used in intermodal transport, particularly when one of the modes of transportation is by ship.

How many containers get lost at sea?

The World Shipping Council (WSC) reported that an average of 1,382 containers were lost at sea between 2018 and 2019.

How to become an intermodal dispatcher?

Many Intermodal Dispatcher jobs require experience in a role such as Dispatcher. Most Intermodal Dispatchers also have previous career experience in roles such as Customer Service Representative or Operations Manager.

What experience does a company want from the intermodal dispatcher?

Knowledge of FMCSA rules.
Full awareness of Driver pay and percentage based freight.
To calculate fuel surcharges.
Must be proficient with most mainstream office software, including: G Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and Email and calendar scheduling tools (Outlook, Google Calendar)
Fast and accurate typing with data entry.
Knowledge of procedures and guidelines for emergency situations.
Organizational and multitasking abilities.
Open for acknowledging mistakes with excellent communication skills.

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