Best Tips to Find Freight for Your Trucking Company
Updated: Mar 16, 2020
You can't run a trucking company without knowing how and where to find loads to haul. If you're wondering how you can find freight for your company but don't know where to start looking, you've come to the right blog. We want to make your life a little easier and have provided you with the top information you need, to help you find freight for your new trucking company.
Using a dispatcher
Using a dispatching is simple. You don't need to worry about finding the freight, a dispatching will find it all for you based on the criteria you provide them with, for a fee.
If you work with certain factoring companies, you may get dispatching services included - Porter sets your company up with a dispatch consultant to help you find loads to haul when you factor with us.
Using a dispatcher will take some pressure off you to find freight, so that you are able to spend time focusing on other things while you run your company.
Using load boards
There are multiple load boards that you can use, and you can use more than one at a time to find the perfect loads.
They're low cost or sometimes free.
They're easy to access. You can use them on the go via mobile apps or on a computer at home. They are also available 24/7, so you are able to use them at your convenience.
You may need to spend a considerable amount of time on load boards to find the perfect load for you. Sometimes it takes a few hours to a day for a load to be removed from a load board that is no longer available, so be aware of this.
Building relationships with brokers
Building relationships with brokers allows you to have contacts in the freight industry to find loads to haul for your company
When you work with the same broker multiple times and create healthy work relationships they will know what type of freight you like to haul, where you are willing to travel too, and know your reliability.
Building relationships will require you to put yourself out there to connect with them. It is important to network with as many as possible to find the best connections for your company.
Ultimately, it comes down to preference. If you want to do the work and find loads for yourself, use a load board. If you'd rather someone help you find the loads you want for a small fee, get connected with a dispatcher. Using a dispatcher will also help provide you with connections for your future hauls. If you're not sure where to start, Porter Billing Services offers dispatching services when you factor with us, as well as a lot more!