Reconsignment Clerk

Reroute freight shipments to new destinations following shipper's request.

What does a Reconsignment Clerk 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.