Occ. Code 7316100




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard


            This class is found primarily in the Department of Correctional Services.


            TRACTOR TRAILER DISPATCHER supervises and dispatches Tractor Trailer Operators throughout the State:  assigns and schedules drivers and vehicles to deliver items on routes throughout the State, considering the size and type of vehicle and the size and type of load; arranges for emergency shipment of goods; adjusts delivery schedules to include unscheduled deliveries or pickup of cargo; determines when scheduled deliveries cannot be made for causes such as weather, equipment, and personnel, and notifies appropriate staff; monitors the stops, speed, and distance traveled of the drivers and counsels drivers when violations are noted; inspects equipment and schedules repairs and preventive maintenance; moves tractor trailers within the yard and may, on occasion, make short delivery trips; assists in investigating accidents and loss or damage of cargos and vehicles; investigates abuse of equipment or unsafe or improper practices and recommends or takes corrective action; and calls in drivers to cover unscheduled absences.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  three years' experience dispatching trucks or tractor trailers and possession of a New York State Class A Commercial Driver’s License.




Reviewed:  4/03



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.