If your company is working with a combination of preplanned loads, dedicated loads and spot market loads, the best solution for you might be a dispatcher load planner.
Similarly to the driver manager, the Dispatcher load planner must have highly developed communication and people skills but also must understand the spot market and must be knowledgeable at negotiating spot market rates with brokers and customers.
The dispatcher load planner, will have all the job responsibilities as a driver manager plus the added duty to search for and book spot market loads with brokers and customers as per your company’s criteria in order to help achieve the goals set for each driver and truck. These criteria can be preset so the dispatcher load planner can make the decisions automatically following the rules or the dispatcher load planner communicate with a designated person at your company to get approvals for each individual load.
This position is always goal oriented and the pay is commission based. This position can be custom tailored for your company’s needs and each employee can be trained to perform whatever tasks your company requires. The commission is based on your company’s requirements.
*job duties are just a suggestion, you can create your own job description and based on that, the pay will be negotiated directly with the employee.