Reconsignment Clerk

Reroute freight shipments to new destinations following shipper's request.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Reconsignment Clerks do?

Reroutes freight shipments to new destinations following request from shipper: Receives request from shipper for reconsignment or change in destination of freight shipment. Searches for original bill of lading, waybill, and freight bills to ascertain original route or destination. Telephones station at next scheduled stop on original route and issues instructions to reroute freight shipment. Sends telegram to confirm instructions issued over telephone. Prepares new bill of lading to record shipper’s request for new destination, reconsignment, and route selected. May prepare waybills.

Should I be a Reconsignment Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Fulfillment Mail Clerk

    How to become a Reconsignment Clerk

    Most Reconsignment Clerks have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ifaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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