Trucking Dispatch Specialist

Experience the Transportation industry first hand

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Course Code: ATLSC 109

Full Course Duration: 20 Hours - 20 hours, spread over 4 days in weekend sessions and weekday sessions.

Weekend Schedule

Vaughan program runs every second month on weekends (Sat-Sun) 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for two weekends.

Weekday Schedule

Vaughan program runs every second month on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for one week.

Vancouver program runs on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm for one week.

Winnipeg program runs on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm for one week.

Students interested in enrolling for the next session, please call (1-877) 995-1313 to reserve your seats in advance.

Next Toronto Session:
Weekend: July 9,10,16,17, 2016
Weekday: June 6-9, 2016

Next Vancouver Session:
June 27-30, 2016

Next Winnipeg Session:
July 18-21, 2016

Course Outline

Introduction to Logistics and IT

This course provides an introduction to concepts and issues in operations management and is designed to give a firm grounding in the basics of managing materials. It examines the influence of transportation on decisions made by firms, both from the standpoint of users of transportation and carrier management,It focuses on processes that add value through the production and delivery of services and products in the supply chain,and the tools needed to manage these processes effectively.

Load Matching and Acquisition

Online load matching systems provide a fast, convenient way to help ensure that no truck drives an extended trip with an empty load. We provide in-depth training featuring the popular software package LoadLink, how it is used to advertise loads and how to contact and negotiate with load brokers.


Dispatching is a complex process that can quickly get out of hand without the right tools. We use Avaal Express Dispatch Software as a case study in how dispatching software can help increase efficiency, reduce operational overhead and improve accuracy.

Topics covered during the course:
  • Business Set-up
  • Freight Matching
  • Route Management
  • GPS Tracking
  • Border Crossing
  • ACE e-Manifest
  • HAZMAT Overview
  • Specialized Freight
  • TL,LTL Shipments
  • Order Management
  • Introduction to IT
  • Freight Pricing
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Record Keeping
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Fuel Optimization
  • IFTA Filing
  • Accounting Principles
  • Business Growth
  • Account Management

Mileage and Route Optimization

Selecting the right route can often be the difference between a loss making trip and a profitable one. We discuss the use of software packages such as Promiles and PC Miler which can help find optimal routes from one destination to another based on distance, toll cost, and live information on fuel prices at stations all over North America.

GPS Tracking

GPS tracking is an extremely powerful tool for logistics companies, allowing the position, speed and other vital information about trucks in a fleet to be tracked in real-time. We feature the webbased GPS-tracking service LinkTrak in our training.

Work Placement

Avaal is a strong partner with many leading businesses in the transportation industry. Our network extends across all of Canada, and our skilled business consultants are ready to help you achieve the success you deserve. All of our students are provided with full access to our classroom services, including a strong exposure to real-world scenarios and software tools designed to manage their own business. Along with these classroom skills, students also gain valuable insight into the skills required to market themselves to future employers, and are supported along this process by Avaal consultants. We encourage all of our students to find their own work placement, but we provide all the tools to make your placement a success!