Are you paying attention to the latest news in the trucking industry? Are you utilizing the tools on your load board to help you set a more competitive rate? Or maybe you are an independent motor carrier and want to dispatch your own truck? This guide was created for the purpose of teaching people how to dispatch a dry van, refrigerated, or flatbed truck. There is so much more to dispatching than calling up a few brokers and negotiating a rate. It takes research, planning, and effort on your part to provide a service that will build repeat business. It's about having a system set in place that will allow you to optimize your income potential for your trucks. This guide explains how to navigate a load board, how to set your rates, how to organize documents, as well as questions to ask before getting started. This guide walks you through the dispatching process from start to finish. It also includes information on how to file a claim against a surety bond for unpaid invoices.