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Local Moving Dispatcher

Job Details

  • Posted:4th August, 2023
  • Sector:Moving Services
  • Location:Petersburg, Virginia, United States
  • Job Ref:16751
  • Salary:$50,000

Our client a local, interstate and commercial moving specialist based Petersburg, VA is seeking an experienced moving local dispatcher to join their team.


  • Communication with planners to coordinate driver route planning
  • Assist drivers in selecting effective ways to complete their routes
  • When required, work with the drivers to find available agents
  • When necessary, coordinate with agents to arrange for incoming cargo and labour
  • Update ETAs in business software and add pertinent notes to the shipment notes
  • The local dispatcher is required to keep tabs on DOT rules for drivers making sure they are being adhered too
  • Approving drivers' travel and repair fees
  • Along with being accountable for the drivers' activities, recruitment and management of drivers are also required.
  • Customer service should be informed about the driver's schedule, particularly with regard to arrival times, and monies should be provided as needed to the drivers
  • Utilise the company-provided phone and tablet on a rotational basis to monitor and receive calls and emails after hours in order to approve funding requests and address issues as necessary
Experience Required:
  • Local Dispatch experience is essential
  • Strong telephone manners
  • Understanding of corporate software
  • The capacity to solve problems in order to increase driving effectiveness
  • Understanding of DOT and DOD rules
The regular working hours are in shifts from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Every other Saturday from 7:00am to 1:00pm, you must work. As an on-call dispatcher, you rotate using the company phone overnight and on weekends.

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