The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Dispatcher

Dispatcher

Job ID 
2017-4127
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-IL-Waukegan
Category 
Transportation
Type 
Regular Full-Time

More information about this job

Overview

Now hiring

 

Our company is looking for a reliable Dispatcher to help create trucking routes that keep costs down but meet donors scheduling needs. The Dispatcher will be responsible for using the latest in routing software to establish daily trucking routes that make required stops outlined in donor contracts. The successful candidate for this position needs to be able to adjust to last minute changes and work with drivers to schedule emergency pick-up or delivery for new or established clients when necessary.for reliable and hardworking employees.

Responsibilities

  • Develop delivery routes and maintain contact with drivers throughout the day

 

  • Collaborate with management to modify daily routes to accommodate the needs of donors

 

  • Act as a communication liaison through the two-way truck radio system and answer incoming phone calls from drivers on the road

 

  • Cultivate strong relationships with drivers and donors to reduce the stress that comes with last minute schedule changes

 

  • Monitor any sudden route changes or road construction issues and work with drivers to establish new routes for timely deliveries

 

Qualifications

High school diploma/GED required

 

Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional OT and weekends

 

Strong knowledge of the roadways throughout the immediate area

 

Ability to work in a team environment in high pressure situations

 

Strong written and oral communication skills are essential