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Become A Freight Clerk

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Working As A Freight Clerk

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Repetitive

  • $32,538

    Average Salary

What Does A Freight Clerk Do At Averitt Express Inc.

* Assist with facilitating dispatch and/or load assignments on the dock
* Handle customer requests
* Track shipments
* Data Entry
* Complete required reporting
* Maintain regular, predictable attendance Averitt Express is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
* Job Requirements
* Must be 18 years of age
* High School Diploma or GED
* Valid Driver's License
* Transportation and/or warehouse shipping/receiving experience
* LTL experience preferred
* AS400 experience preferred
* Ability to work in an open dock environment subject to the

What Does A Freight Clerk Do At Seaboard Marine Ltd.

* Primary
* Handle a large volume of customer inquiries over the telephone, e-mail and in person.
* Handles phone calls from our Dominican Republic office to process credit card transactions and provide receipts accordingly.
* Receives and logs car titles received from our customers and mails them twice a week via private courier.
* In charge of accurately releasing information on the Bill of Lading Tracking System in the AS
* Sorts and distributes all the Bill of Ladings for couriers and customers.
* Responsible for preparing cash receipts to process payment from customers.
* Responsible for processing credit cards transactions related to payment of ocean freight charges.
* Sorts and files all the signed receipts for the Bill of Ladings.
* Faxes and e-mails copies of Bill of Ladings to customers when required.
* Performs data entry to update the Bill of Lading Tracking System in the AS
* Secondary
* Perform additional related duties as assigned

What Does A Freight Clerk Do At Freeman

* Print and distribute Freight Operations computer reports.
* Pack Marshaling Yard show site supplies, computers, printers, and other equipment.
* Assist in the maintenance and inventory of all Marshaling related equipment i.e. computers, printers, signage, maps, driver cards, etc.
* Perform data entry and printing in the computer system and scanners such as target dates, record receipt, and report generation and printing.
* Mark and distribute floor plans as directed.
* Perform basic computer functions in Freeman programs to include the following: complete an automated receiving report, print a posted/pending report, print a freight manifest, inquire an exhibitor’s booth number and freight received for an exhibitor, complete an automated Material Handling Agreement, and perform data entry on the scanner.
* Perform clerical functions such as filing, faxing, alphabetizing, or placing in numerical order as support to exhibitor services, on an as needed basis.
* Assist in the training of part-time data entry personnel
* Assist and oversee the proper data entry of all driver related shipment information into Freeman computer system.
* Reconcile completed driver’s Bills of Lading and Freeman’s Material Handling Agreements as they relate to the proper transferring of exception notations from driver paperwork to company paperwork.
* Assist in the numbering, weighing, logging and dispatching of trucks as required.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Freight Clerk Do At Averitt Express

* Assist with facilitating dispatch and/or load assignments on the dock
* Handle customer requests
* Track shipments
* Data Entry

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How To Become A Freight Clerk

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Freight Clerk Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Italian

  • French

  • German

  • Arabic

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Top Freight Clerk Skills

  1. Stock Shelves
  2. Data Entry
  3. Freight Carriers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Stock shelves and rotate new products.
  • Managed a team of contractors that provided data entry into our Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
  • Compared freight invoices to computer input while transferring correct information on freight payable form sending completed forms to corporate for payment.
  • Assist customers on cargo inquires, price quotations, and any other customer service.
  • Process Invoices for Payment Book trucks to deliver outgoing shipments Locate and hire sign companies to put up product

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