Using Dispatch Commodity as a Dispatcher
When I first started out in crude oil dispatch for my company, we were using carbon copy paper tickets. We went through a local Colorado print shop for the paper tickets. We changed the crude oil ticket template around four to five times before we settled on the best format for our operator and producer marketers. My day-to-day operations would center around chasing the drivers for their crude oil ticket copies for all my reports. I would then enter the data into a spreadsheet on my laptop and send an email to the customers. I spent at the minimum a tank and a half of gas driving around gathering the paper tickets. And at the time we were servicing near 70 trucks. This made it very difficult to meet our destination crude oil allocations due to the fact we were finding days old crude oil tickets in drivers’ trucks.