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Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I have been in the school transportation industry since 1986. I started with the Class 2 license and it has been a B with P &S endorsement with airbrake since the change. I have moved up the ladder so to speak. I was a dispatcher at my last job for over 5 years-filled in a supervisor when he was out or on vacation overseeing 100 drivers/monitors. Now, I just do routing for a district that has 40K students, 29K on buses. I route for 26 schools which account for 527 trips daily. I am looking to change careers and finish out for the next 15 years in the trucking industry hopefully as a dispatcher. Fingers crossed that I can.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Can I be a dispatcher in trucking?

Good morning,

I have been thinking of going into dispatching in the trucking industry. I have had 32 years going up the ladder in school transportation and it's time to move on. I was a dispatcher for over 5 years, I have two way experience, software and use of tracking vehicles-we had Zonar where I am now just doing routing. I do have an associate's degree in business. I have had a class B CDL since 1982-back then it was a class 2. I had taken the 19-A examiner course in NYS to become a driver trainer.

What can I do so I can become a dispatcher for the trucking side. I am not afraid of learning new software-I have certification in the Transfinder one I use now. I am wanting to hone up on what I need to learn to switch. Can anyone give me any pointers? I have read about the Qualcomm, I used something similar when I first moved where I am now when I was driving a trolley for them to relay messages to us on the road. It also showed where vehicles were. Zonar gives me the information on speed, location, the route, times for pick up and where the vehicle has stopped along the way.

I appreciate any tips.

Nellie D.

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