One of the biggest challenges facing independent truck drivers is keeping their trucks employed. This means they must find loads to haul. The two most common methods of finding loads are load boards and networking.
As an independent trucker, you have access to hundreds of load boards that post thousands of loads daily on the internet. These boards are used by logistics companies, freight brokers, trucking companies, and just about anybody who needs to find freight and trucks. Truckers can post their availability and at the same time search for loads that need to be moved.
Most load boards charge a subscription fee. When researching load boards, you should explore those that specialize in the carrier lanes or routes you’re looking to serve. Also look for boards that offer good rates and are reliable. Sign up for those boards that meet your needs and be sure to … Read more