Tyler Scott 27


Dispatcher


I got this job dispatching ready mix concrete trucks by answering an ad for a junior dispatcher trainee. It sounded pretty easy and the plant was only a few miles from where I live. Actually the concrete plant is a big employer in our city and it was there before I was born. So it took about two hours to find out this is no easy job. You have all these trucks that need to be somewhere at a certain time which means they have to be loading by a certain time and they have to get back by a certain time for another load.  Then you figure if the job is in the city you get traffic accidents and you have to re-route the trucks on the road.  Sometimes one truck makes four or five runs a day if the job isn’t too far away. And this goes on all day long. You don’t have any time to think about things you just have to do it. Actually after about a week I was thinking about quitting but the woman who was training me to take her job convinced me to hang in. Hearing her talk about back in the 70s and 80s when they used to have to do all the dispatching with CB radios and telephones and spreadsheets all over the walls made it seem a bit easier since there’s a lot of new technology involved now that’s amazing once you get used to it.  Definitely my computer is my most important tool. We have 32 mixers and I can tell you where every single one is at any time of the day or night from here at my desk.  I could tell you where the crews park to eat their lunch or for how long if I wanted to. I’m also responsible for keeping all the maintenance data we collect on the automated systems.  You have to have patience and a really good talent for organization in this job but there probably isn’t a career I would have enjoyed more than this one.
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Tyler Scott

Dispatcher

I got this job dispatching ready mix concrete trucks by answering an ad for a junior dispatcher trainee. It sounded pretty easy and the plant was only a few miles from where I live. Actually the concrete plant is a big employer in our city and it was there before…
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Essentials Skills


  • Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Reading Text
  • Computer Use
  • Scheduling
Financial Expectation

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Education Roadmap

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Career ETA: 1 years

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