Truck Dispatch and Freight Broker Training Sessions to Build Your Dream Career or Business

Practical Training

Learn the practical aspects of this profession and get ready to excel. Practical live sessions on actual truck dispatcher tools including load boards, truck dispatch software, and customs and border crossing softwares to become job ready or to start own business.

Real World Scenarios

Train with us to become an industry ready Truck Dispatch and Freight Broker Specialist. Our trainers are industry- experts and they train you with real world case studies so you hit the ground running.

Post Training Support

One on one counseling and support is provided to help our students achieve their post training goals. Whether you want to find a job or start your own trucking or freight broker company, we are here for you after course completion.

Who Should Take This Course?

Job Seekers Looking for a Job in the Trucking Industry

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Trucking industry has massive career growth opportunities and immense earning potential and lot of flexibility and work from home options. The trucking industry is a $ 800 billion behemoth and is an excellent career option for you.

Owner Operators Planning to Start a Trucking Company

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Dreaming of starting your own trucking company and growing it into a big fleet? We’ve got you covered. We will show you how to start your own successful trucking company and book your own loads.

Entrepreneurs Wanting to Start a Truck Dispatching or Freight Broker Business

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Truck dispatching and freight brokerage is a lucrative market for independent specialists. Many people in Canada and the US are earning 5 figure salaries by working as independent truck dispatchers or freight broker agents.

Course Outline

In Class Weekend and Weekdays

Weekend 2 full days on Sat and Sun or 4 half day sessions from Tue to Fri

Instructor Led Live Online Virtual Sessions

Weekend 2 full days on Sat and Sun or 4 half day sessions from Tue to Fri or 4 evening sessions from Mon to Thu

Course Overview

Our 2 full days or 4 days live online as well as in-class truck dispatcher and freight/load broker training course will give you hands-on and practical understanding of the role. This course is designed for you, if you are planning to get a job as truck dispatcher, logistics coordinator, operations specialist or any other similar role in sales, customer service or operations in a trucking, freight brokerage, freight forwarder or 3PL company. If you want to become an independent truck dispatcher or freight/load broker agent, or start your own trucking company or freight/load broker company, this course will give you a good headstart. The course comprises of interactive, engaging sessions, group discussions, one on one feedback and practical sessions on different tools a truck dispatch and load broker specialist uses. You earn a certificate after successful completion of this course including on going post training support, guidance and mentoring

Our expert trainers give you an in-depth understanding of the trucking industry and its potential in North America. The course covers all concepts and essential terms used in the industry. All necessary guidance related to customs and safety regulations is provided. We also assist you to obtain commercial truck authority and permits for trucking company in Canada. You will be guided on how to become a truck dispatcher or freight/load broker in Canada or the US and build a rewarding career for yourself.

Module 1: Trucking Industry Overview

  • Overview of the trucking industry - scope and opportunities
  • North American Geography, time zones and why it's important to know?
  • Understanding the trucking language and trucking terms
  • Types of Tractors and Trailers and different equipment types
  • Understanding different kind of shipments and types of freight example Full Truck Load ( FTL ), Less Than Truck Load ( LTL ), Parcel Freight, General Freight, Produce Freight, Industrial Freight, HAZMAT, Expedited Loads and more
  • Understanding legal weight limits and axle weight distribution rules
  • Roles and responsibilities of a Truck Dispatcher and Freight Broker

Module 2: Business Planning and Rules and Regulations

  • Business planning and management. How to think like an entrepreneur?
  • Trucking permits, authorities and licencing requirements for trucking companies in Canada and the US
  • Licensing requirements for Freight/Load Brokers
  • How to start own independent trucking dispatching or freight brokerage business
  • How to market your services to acquire new clients?
  • Understanding hours of service ( HOS) regulations
  • ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate
  • Safety & Compliance requirements for a trucking company
  • National safety code standards
  • FMCSA rules and regulations for the US
  • Trucking certifications including CTPAT, PIP, CSA and FAST

Module 3: Truck Dispatch and Freight Broker Operations

  • Border process including customs clearance and ACE/ACI e-manifest
  • Practical assignments for border crossing process
  • Understanding the entire lifecycle of a load from start till finish
  • How to find and book profitable loads?
  • How to find reliable Carriers for loads?
  • Real life scenarios and case studies to help effectively manage day to day challenges and scenarios as a Truck Dispatch or Freight Broker
  • Practical training on Loadboards including Loadlink
  • Expert training on truck dispatch software to effectively manage your trucking operations, including order creation and tracking, driver payroll, and invoicing
  • Detailed operational cost calculations to run a successfull trucking company or freight brokerage
  • Cash flow management and understanding Factoring services
  • Learn how to reduce cost and increase profit

Module 4: Effective Communication and Logistics Sales

  • Soft skills and qualities required to become a successful Truck Dispatcher or a Load/Freight Broker
  • Negotiation skills to help you increase the profitability of your company
  • How to prepare yourself for the job market without any truck dispatch or freight brokerage experience?
  • Mock calls and discussions around practical scenarios to make you comfortable and confident with real-world truck dispatching scenarios
  • Understanding logistics sales including finding Shippers, prospecting and converting them into clients

Why Take our Truck Dispatch and Freight Broker Training Course?

  • Years of training and development experience
  • Extensive truck dispatch & freight brokerage experience
  • Hands on training by industry experts
  • Real life case studies
  • 100% Satisfaction Gaurantee
  • Excellent customer testimonials
  • Job search help including resume building and interview preparation tips

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FAQ's

How to get a truck dispatcher certification?

Truck dispatching is an exciting career opportunity in Canada and the U.S. You can get a truck dispatcher certification from a training and consulting company such as Truckadium. We provide Truck Dispatch Training through in-class and online modules and help you become a certified truck dispatcher.

How much does a truck dispatcher make?

A Truck Dispatcher in Canada can make an average of $24 per hour. While the range may vary from $15 to $40 per hour depending upon individual experience. Besides a fixed base salary, there are also a lot of options to earn commissions and growth opportunities.

What does a truck dispatcher do?

A truck dispatcher works for a trucking company as an employee or may work as a business owner of his own trucking company. His primary duties are:

  • Find loads for trucks
  • Negotiate load rates with freight brokers or shippers
  • Review carrier contracts, rates, and load confirmations
  • Track loaded trucks from pick up till delivery
  • The central point of contact for drivers, internal and external customers
  • Managing the entire life cycle of a load and ensuring overall company profitability and customer satisfaction.

How to start your own truck dispatch business?

Trucking is $800 billion industry in the U.S. and $70 billion industry in Canada. There is a huge opportunity for you to start your truck dispatch business. The major steps involved are:

  • 1. Understanding the industry.
  • 2. Getting training and certification as a truck dispatcher.
  • 3. Setting up your business.
  • 4. Promoting your business to find customers.
Truckadium provides truck dispatch training and business consulting services to answer all your queries related to starting your own business.

What are truck dispatcher license requirements?

You do not need a license to become a truck dispatcher, though you should undergo professional training and possess the right skills to become a successful truck dispatcher. The minimum educational qualification required for applying to it is a high school diploma or equivalent. A certification in logistics or transportation will increase your chances of getting hired. An in-depth understanding of the trucking industry and knowledge of the state and federal transportation laws will be added advantages.
At Truckadium, we give you the opportunity to train under industry experts. You can gain insights into the trucking industry and get hands-on training during our truck dispatch training.

What are the skills required to become a successful Truck Dispatcher?

The skills required to become a successful Truck Dispatcher are:

  • 1. Tech-savvy: You should be proficient with using computers and other technology-driven devices. You would be required to operate company-specific software such as billing and GPS monitoring systems and should also be familiar with load boards like Loadlink and other truck dispatch and border crossing softwares.
  • 2. Analytical thinking: You should be able to assess situations and take appropriate decisions within short timeframes.
  • 3. Language skills: You should be fluent in English and knowledge of a second language can be an added advantage.
  • 4. Interpersonal skills: Strong communication skills help you manage drivers, customers, and vendors efficiently.

What are the career options after completing truck dispatch certification?

Truck Dispatch Certification helps you explore career opportunities in the trucking industry. You can seek jobs with reputed trucking companies or start your own business as a new trucking company.


Contact Us

Phone: + 1 437 900 2050
Email: info@truckadium.com

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