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Customer Service/Dispatch

Department: CST
Location: Oak Brook, IL

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: Terminal Customer Service/Dispatch

 

Job Description:

 

The Terminal Customer Service Rep fields external customer questions, complaints and shipment tracking inquiries while demonstrating the highest degree of courtesy, integrity and professionalism to resolve customer issues via phone and email communication. Includes the planning, scheduling and dispatching of our customers freight

 

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Answer incoming customer calls and provide detail information
  •  Notify customers daily of freight availability
  •  Data entry (domestic and international bills)
  •  Maintain a driver sign in log
  •  Track and trace arriving import rail containers
  •  Responsible for the coordination, scheduling, dispatching and planning of customer freight shipments
  •  Work with the dispatch team to plan, schedule, and manage daily operations
  •  Arrive inbound manifest and close out outbound manifest in the AS400
  •  Consistently monitor e-mail request and provide detail information in a timely fashion
  •  Regular and dependable attendance
  •  Prepare in-bond documentation (Smaller stations only)
  •  Acceptance of “containers” and proper documentation (Smaller stations only)
  •  Process dock receipt for import bookings and maintain spreadsheet (Smaller stations only)
  •  Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  •  Demonstrated ability to carry out assignments to their completion and meet deadlines
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and managers
  •  Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
  •  Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast paced environment
  •  Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
  •  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  •  Ability to perform general administrative duties; file, perform data entry, photocopies, etc.  
  •  Ability to handle heavy work load and work well under pressure
  •  Understanding of industry documents (bill of lading, master air way bills, tsa forms, etc)
  •  High school diploma or GED equivalent
  •  Must be able to pass basic hazardous materials training
  • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation

Skills:

  •  Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
  •  Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Experience with AS400 operating systems is a plus
  •  Transportation industry knowledge and experience is a plus
  •  Computer skills, including MS Office/Excel, AS400 functions: air-bills, manifest, customer, customer service, reports, etc.

 

 

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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