Independent Dispatcher Requirements

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1981CamaroZ28 in Stratham, New Hampshire

33 months ago


I'd appreciate some feedback on what the requirements are for becoming an independent dispatcher. Aside from the obvious things, such as a land line with unlimited long distance, a fax machine/scanner, high speed internet, etc., would I need to obtain any legal documentation?
Are there any websites out there that offer in depth information on how to get started?
I have been a dispatcher for over 8 years with a broker and am looking to branch out on my own. 99% of what I do can be done from home. I also want to get away from the mentality that the drivers work for the broker. I don't agree with that. In my opinion it should be a partnership.
So, any words of advice on how to get myself started with this career goal?

Thank you very much!

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Freight Dispatcher in Peoria, Illinois

33 months ago

I would incorporate as a LLC or such as the liability can be high. There are websites that offer a lot of good advice. What are your doing as a dispatcher? Load finding? or the whole works, such as billing, logs, and collections?

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