Join our next Dispatching Bootcamp!
Starting Monday Sep 25th, 2023.
Why choose us?
Our instructors have over 12 years of industry experience and 4 years of training experience. You will be learning from the best!
High level of education
Over the last 4 years we have perfected the training and know exactly what you need to succeed in the Trucking industry
Proven track record
We have 30+ glowing positive reviews from our customers, read them below
Our past, current and future students are treated with equal support, no matter what life throws at you. Even years after the training, we still keep in touch
What people say about us
THE ONLY TRUCK DISPATCH TRAINING YOU NEED
Windy City Dispatching School
Discover the difference by choosing our truck dispatching course. With over 12 years of experience in the trucking industry, we’ve worked with small and large carriers, dispatching company drivers and owner-operators for local and long-haul (OTR) routes. Our expert dispatchers generate up to $100,000 per week in revenue, and we’re proud to have trained over 300 successful students.
Our excellence is reflected in the 30+ glowing 5-star Google reviews we’ve received. Our proven strategies are designed to help you earn up to $100,000 per year within your first year by implementing the invaluable skills acquired in our course. In addition, our expansive network of esteemed carriers will help you secure your first job with ease.
Experience the benefits of our exceptional truck dispatching course and join our thriving community of satisfied graduates today!
What will you learn in our training?
Our training program is designed in a way that you will be job ready after completion of this course. You’ll understand all of the aspects of dispatching, trucking business in general, tools that are being used, rules and regulations, US Freight market and a step-by-step process of booking loads and the whole logistics process behind it.
Basics: Introduction into dispatching
-Definition, Requirements, Dispatcher’s role in trucking business
-Types of dispatching and explanation: Long distance; Local/Regional; Working with Owner operators
Tools, Equipment and Software
-Types of equipment: Trucks; Trailers
-Types of cargo: Dry, Refrigerated, Oversized
-Shipping methods: TL (truckload), LTL (partial), Intermodal (Rail)
-Software: Load boards with detailed explanation, other dispatch tools
-Parties involved in trucking business
-Understanding US Freight market
-Learning USA Map: Zip zones, Time zones, States-abbreviations
-Getting to know your drivers
-Consolidation and trailer space usage
Booking your first load
-Know your information
-Knowing your driver’s schedule
-Understanding market rates
-Typical booking conversations
-Rate negotiations and negotiation tips
Setting up with Brokers and dispatching drivers
-Broker/Carrier agreements. What to look for and how to fill out (File examples)
-Rate confirmations (examples)
-What is a factoring company
-Bill of Lading
-Dispatching your driver
-HOS (Hours of service). FMCSA rules and regulations for truckers
-Logistics planning and scheduling (Long distance, Local)
-Time calculation for route planning
-Different kinds of loads: 1-1, multi-stop, blind shipments
-Other factors: Accidents, Traffic, Weather, Location
Not convinced? Take our short quiz to see if dispatching is right for you
Frequently asked questions
Our online truck dispatching course is designed for anyone looking to enter the thriving US trucking industry, including stay-at-home parents and professionals seeking a career change. No prior experience is necessary, however, an intermediate English proficiency level, motivation, and a willingness to learn are highly recommended.
As a dispatcher for a trucking company you can expect to start working at around $700-1000/week. But as your skills improve, there’s no really upper limit to how much money you can make. Here’s the breakdown for you:
-Dispatchers receive a % from weekly Gross revenue. It ranges between 2-3% (As an employee) to 10% (as a business owner).
-Each truck averages between $6000-10000/week (Let’s take $8000 average). You can make from $240-800/week from only 1 truck.
-Each dispatcher normally works with 5-6 trucks (Experts can work with 10-15 trucks). You can make $1200-4000/week, depending on your expertise and the way your operation is setup.
Our comprehensive course covers all the essential skills needed to succeed as a dispatcher, including dispatch types, equipment and cargo handling, freight booking, route planning, freight market analysis, negotiation tactics and documentation. By the end of the course, you will be well-equipped to handle dispatching tasks effectively.
Yes, our experienced instructors offer over a decade of trucking industry knowledge and can provide tailored advice on launching and managing a profitable trucking or dispatching business. Please contact us directly with your business ideas for a customized solution.
While we cannot guarantee employment as a dispatching school, we prioritize our students’ success and maintain partnerships with several trucking companies that offer job opportunities to our graduates. We continually expand our network and will notify you of any available positions.
Absolutely! Truck dispatching from home is possible, although company policies vary. We recommend beginning your career in an office environment to learn from experienced dispatchers. Once you feel confident working independently, you can explore remote opportunities or even start your own business.
But if you are planning to start your Independent dispatching service, then you can work from anywhere in the world! The only thing is that you will have to work during US business hours.
Yes, we provide comprehensive post-training support for all our students, whether it concerns the course material, job-related questions, or other inquiries. We’re always here to help you every step of the way!
The course duration is 22 hours, plus completion of the tasks and personal Zoom sessions. Overall it depends on your individual pace and commitment. Our flexible online format allows you to progress at your own speed, ensuring you fully grasp the material before moving on to the next topic. On average students are able to finish the training in 2-4 weeks.
You’ve already taken the first step by visiting our website! To get started, you’ll need a computer or laptop, internet access, and a notebook. Simply register for the course and be prepared to learn.