Hello everyone! Today we’re going to address a frequently asked question: Can you dispatch trucks without prior experience?
Many individuals who ask this query often confuse “experience” with “knowledge”. They are actually asking, “Can I dispatch trucks without knowledge?” To clarify, the answer is a NO. It is essential to understand how truck dispatching and the load booking process work before you venture into truck dispatching. Without this knowledge, dispatching trucks becomes a serious challenge.
Learning the Ropes: The Solution to the Knowledge Problem
The good news is that this hurdle can be overcome through self-education. You have the option to invest in a training course, whether it’s offered by us or another provider. The crucial factor is the quality of the course. A comprehensive training program will equip you with the necessary knowledge about truck dispatching, opening the doors for you to seek employment as a truck dispatcher or start your own truck dispatching service.
Once armed with this foundational knowledge, can you dispatch trucks without experience? Surprisingly, the answer is YES. We all have to start somewhere, right? Sure, having no experience might make things more difficult initially, but it is far from impossible.
Starting from Scratch: Dispatching Trucks Without Experience
For instance, back in 2011 when I had to dispatch my own truck, I was devoid of any experience. The road was fraught with problems that I had to face head-on, finding solutions along the way. However, this practical problem-solving process allowed me to gain invaluable experience, laying the groundwork for a successful career in the truck dispatch service.
However, it’s important to acknowledge that I didn’t do it alone. My friends in the trucking industry were a great help, offering advice and presenting solutions when I was unsure of the next step.