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Intermodal Dispatcher

Department: CST
Location: Nashville, TN

Company Overview:

At Central States Trucking, a proud partner of Forward Air Inc. our mission is simple: first class service…best-in-class performance. As the market leader in International Supply-Chain Trucking and Warehousing, we remain focused upon our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity. Excellence means more than 34-years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of the international supply-chain.

As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. 

Position: Intermodal Dispatcher

Job Description:

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is self-motivated, has strong analytical and computer skills, strong attention to detail and is enthusiastic to work in a fast-paced ever changing environment.

Core Responsibilities & Duties:

  •  Ability to multi-task and prioritize situations in a fast-paced environment (load-planning/dispatching).
  •  Communicate with drivers to prioritize loads, define routes and set schedules
  •  Monitor containers to prevent demurrage and storage fees
  •  Providing detailed instruction to various personnel via email and phone
  •  Accepting & scheduling loads and providing excellent customer service
  •  Make routing decisions that satisfy customer expectations and company financial decisions
  •  Ensure that shipping data is entered into system timely and accurately
  •  Other duties as assigned


  •  Intermodal transportation experience is preferred
  •  Two (2) plus years of experience in Transportation - (Knowledge of dispatching/load-planning, DOT regulations in order to project arrival times, schedule backhauls…ie…)
  •  Ability to multiple tasks real-time situations in a fast paced environment & still be able to prioritize with great attention to detail.
  •  Independent proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
  •  The ability to handle high volumes of inbound emails plus the candidate needs to have a high degree of initiative and independent execution
  •  All applicants are subject to criminal background investigation


  • Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic 
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of operations
  • General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills


We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.


Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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