Traffic Rate Clerk

Compile and compute freight rates, passenger fares, and other charges.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Traffic Rate Clerks do?

Compiles and computes freight rates, passenger fares, and other charges for transportation services, according to rate tables and tariff regulations: Examines shipping bills to obtain description of freight, and classifies freight according to rate-book description. Consults rate schedule to obtain specific rate for each item classified depending on distance shipped. Computes total freight charge, using calculator and records charges on shipping order. Calculates and records storage, redelivery, and reconsignment charges when applicable. Answers mail or telephone inquiries from shippers regarding rates, routing, packing procedures and interline transportation procedures. May examine bills of lading and file claims with transportation companies for overcharges. May keep records of freight movements.

Should I be a Traffic Rate Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Rate Clerk, Traffic Rate Computer

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