Whether your trucking company is big or small, using a load board to find loads can reap big rewards. They are handy, profitable tools that are particularly useful for small fleet owners, owner-operators, and newcomers to the trucking industry. Load boards are sort of like dating services for freight and trucking companies, minus the long walks on the beach. If you’re a trucking company looking for a hot date with an attractive load, load boards are the place to turn!
On online load boards, with a little or a lot of criteria, you can search for loads that are going to be the most cost-efficient and make you the most money. While free load boards are available, they generally have less to offer and fewer options. DirectFreight is one of the most popular national online load boards and now offers new, easy-to-use filters that can narrow your loads or trucks into just the ones you’re looking for.
Begin your search for freight or trucks by inputting your origin city or state on the main page. A results page will be returned which you can sift through, or you can narrow your search further by adding:
You can also choose to sort them by:
Pay Rate (highest)
Deadhead Miles (shortest)
Trip Length (longest)
A list will be returned that includes all of your criteria information along with a full credit report and score for each result to minimize your risks, the load weight if available, and the age of the posting. The list allows you to hide single results or all results for a particular company that doesn’t interest you. Clicking on a single result will yield more information if it is available, and give you the opportunity to perform a reverse search to find a returning load to cut down on deadhead miles. DirectFreight is customizable so you get all of the information you want without the information you don’t. Get email alerts on your loads and trucks delivered directly to your inbox. Pick a load and calculate your mileage with one of our handy maps and receive information on any weather that may interfere with or impede your trip.
DirectFreight is web-based, as all of the good load boards are. Why is it better? In the olden days of load boards, software was loaded on your computer, which meant any updates or improvements to the software also needed to be manually loaded onto the computer which was costly and meant your computer was tied up for hours. By having a cloud-based system, updates can be made automatically without service interruption and your information is automatically backed up so you don’t have to worry about a virus wiping out your data. You’re not tied to your desktop computer. The DirectFreight website can be accessed from anywhere using your mobile phone or tablet and because it’s web-based, it’s available 24/7.
Load boards like DirectFreight keep your loads detailed and organized so your business can run like a well-oiled machine. Go to DirectFreight and sign up for a free 15-day trial today!
With DirectFreight, the load and trucker dating site, load and trucker will live happily ever after!