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Employment Type:
Full time
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Core Carrier Dispatcher
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XPO Logistics | Dublin, OH
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Job Description

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Boeing, Home Depot, Ikea, L'Oréal and many others. We're growing worldwide. And we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our customers require. If you're ready to give us your best, let's talk. We'd like to invest in you. (NYSE: XPO)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This position is responsible for ensuring that core carriers and/or contract drivers are dispatched to pick up containers in a timely manner. Accountable for contacting core carriers and owner/operators and customers on a daily basis. This individual must have the ability to pre-plan make dispatch changes, remember the type of equipment used, driver destinations and the length of time to complete each move.





  • Communication 
    • Communicate daily with customers, potential customers and independent contractors.
    • Real time follow up on “check calls” with contract drivers on all load pickups and deliveries. While in transit, follow up with driver to gain insight into destination time.
    • Initiate and communicate accessorial charges to Customer Service.
  • Data Entry 
    • Responsible for timely work order assignment to core carriers and/or contract drivers
    • Real time input of pickup and delivery information in Rail Optimizer
    • Proper execution of legging/street turn/empty repositioning functionality in Rail Optimizer
    • Execution of manual charges to pay core carriers or contract drivers.
  • Delivery Execution 
    • Responsible to plan and execute customer deliveries based upon appointment schedule required by the customer.
    • Ensure deliveries and pickups are made on time with proactive communication being given on any failures.
    • If a contractor fails to complete a load the dispatcher must review alternative solutions including finding another contractor or core carrier to service the customer.
    • Responsible for pickup and delivery of container loads from rail and/or harbor and other FTL movements. Must know trailer identification and how to expedite tractors out of rail/harbor.
  • Maintenance 
    • Proper execution of beginning of day processes
    • Maintain proper records and ensure information is executed timely and correctly
    • Assist with matching paperwork and filing finished documents
    • Proper execution of end of day processes



  • This Job does not formally manage XPO employees but is accountable for providing direction (managing) contractors including planning and assigning loads to contractors.
  • The Dispatcher will council contractors on failures to service customers and safety infractions.  They also provide input to Terminal Managers regarding terminating a contract with a driver.
  • The Dispatcher is held accountable for their fleet of drivers meeting target KPI’s including on-time service, turnover, safety and utilization goals. 



  • This Job has the ability to charge clients accessorial fees not initially included in a delivery for additional driver work including delivery to a second location. These fees generally max out at $250 per occurrence with the Terminal Manager approving fees above that amount.
  • This job has the ability to bill the contractor back for per diem and or chassis charges due to failure to complete work assignments.
  • The dispatcher has full discretion to plan the workload across the fleet of drivers as they see fit to service the customers while minimizing empty miles. 



  • Minimum Required Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum Required Experience: 1 year experience in operations or dispatch environment
  • Desirable Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED and 2-3 years of logistics or transportation experience


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

About XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is a top ten global provider of transportation and logistics solutions. We provide services for truck brokerage and transportation, less-than-truckload, intermodal, highly-engineered supply chain solutions, contract logistics, last mile, expedite, global forwarding and managed transportation. XPO serves more than 50,000 customers with a highly integrated network of 1,469 locations in 32 countries. The bedrock of our company is our people: more than 84,000 employees operating as one cohesive organization with a single-minded focus on customer service. Many of the customers we serve are in the manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, industrial, technology, aerospace, chemical, life sciences and government sectors. You'll find that we're passionate about helping our customers operate their supply chains more effectively. Equally important are our qualitative resources: our zero-failure mentality, our deep experience in every service we offer, and our ability to provide integrated, end-to-end supply chain solutions to large accounts.