We understand that there is more to trucking than getting goods from point A to point B, and the normal hauling of goods isn’t always the end of a truck driver’s working day.
After a successful dispatch, truck drivers are always stuck for hours with all the back-office work. Strict rules must be followed when filling out paperwork in order to comply with safety and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. When it comes to paperwork, insurance documents, log sheets, trip sheets, bills of lading (BOLs), and incident reports are just a few of the many. This can add a lot of stress to the truck drivers, who can become stressed as a result of the amount of paperwork they must deal with. Our document dispatch services can be extremely beneficial.
Dispatch documents list
To be a commercial truck driver, you must know more than just how to drive your truck and follow state and federal safety rules. Completing paperwork and doing document dispatching is a big part of the job, and yet it needs to be done. You can have issues if you fail to correctly fill out and file all the required paperwork.
The reason it’s called “mandatory documentation” is that you are required to have them properly filled out. Truck drivers may not get paid for their time if they don’t follow the rules. In some cases, like when a truck driver has an accident, not filling out the correct paperwork can result in the loss of his or her commercial driver’s license.
Here is a list of some documents for which truck drivers must be responsible:
This is necessary for truckers with routes that cross the border from the U.S. into Canada or Mexico.
Owner-operator trip sheets
Every company has these report sheets, and they must be completed accurately if you want to get paid. If you spend money on a trip, you need to attach receipts for all of them to the trip sheets.
Even if you have damaged your goods or were in an accident, most carriers want to see a full dispatch and trip report for their records and to make sure that you follow the D.O.T rules.