Full Job Description
About the Company:
SKY Express, Inc. is a family-owned trucking company based out of Lake Zurich and we have a newly-renovated office in Elk Grove Village.
Currently, we have around 20 trucks and are looking to make additional hires to help develop our new, separate Freight Brokerage Firm. We have a database with around ten thousand completed loads - it is time to start making calls and begin acquiring more new customers.
It’s a straightforward load planning position – the main expectations and responsibilities are outlined below:
Be fully present, ready and motivated every weekday between 7 and 8am.
Spend time researching, networking and acquiring new customers & carriers.
Covering loads and negotiating good rates via DAT, Truckstop, other load boards and personal connections.
Checking scores and vetting carriers/customers prior to booking.
Be ready to recover at any time; assist customers and drivers with issues whenever they encounter them.
Dispatching drivers with pick-up and delivery information through our software (ITS Dispatch).
Creating new relationships with customers/brokers and building upon old ones.
Resolving accessorial requests.
Filling out new contracts with new customers/brokers or renewing them when necessary.
Minimum 1 year of verifiable dispatch or freight broker experience.
Knowledge of Hours of Service and HazMat regulations.
Ability to work as part of a team as well as solo.
Negotiable - Depending on experience and successful customer acquisition.
Weekly via direct deposit or check.
1099 pay - must have a business entity.
Mobility, Flexibility AND Comfort:
You’ll be provided key access to a newly renovated office in Elk Grove Village with all the necessary amenities.
On some days, with prior communication and approval, agents can work from home provided they have full access to our software and remain on track.
The broker/load planner may be given the opportunity to bring his/her own truck(s) into the fold and dispatch them himself/herself with access to our database of solid contacts built over the past decade. Team effort will help ensure that everyone is successful.
About SKY Express, Inc.:
We are a family-owned trucking firm based out of Illinois.Our company is equipped to handle a wide variety of FTL shipments. We operate with 53' logistic reefer-trailers (with e-tracks and straps) while our experienced drivers are hazmat/tanker endorsed. Currently, we are looking to hire CDL company drivers, owner-operators and truckload dispatchers from Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs.Not from around? Seasoned drivers and dispatchers living out-of-state are also welcome to apply. We're paying top-dollar to professionals who are looking for a better opportunity and a more fulfilling work culture.New to the trucking industry? We also offer paid internship opportunities in accounting and informatics that will help build experience. Our top-notch software can quickly transform a novice into a logistics manager.