Need to Find Loads? Choose the best Load Board!

As an owner-operator, you know you need to find loads to haul. Your business is based on running as many loaded miles as you can in order to maximize your profits and mileage. One great way to find loads is through online freight matching services, also known as load boards. These websites can save you a lot of time hunting down work, so you can spend your time earning money.

There are scores of load boards to choose from, so the trick is to find one that matches your needs so you aren’t wasting time and money.

1. Low cost

Make sure you find a freight matching service that fits within your budget. A good load board will pay for itself after a few loads.

2. User-friendly interface

Is the load board user-friendly? Look for an intuitive interface, so you don’t waste time searching for loads, posting your truck or using other value-added features.

3. Free trial

Look for a load board that offers a free trial, so you can test it to see if it suits your needs. Be weary of a load board that does not offer a free trial.

4. Mobile apps

When you’re on the go, you need a freight match service that offers the same access on your phone or tablet as what you can see on your computer.

The most popular load boards offer mobile apps that can be used while you’re on the road and away from your laptop. One of the most popular mobile load board apps is available for free download at:

  • iOS App
  • Android App

5. Find Loads with Load Board Notifications

You’ll want to use a board that sends load alerts 24/7 to your phone or email address, so you never miss an opportunity.

6. Free load posting for brokers

When it’s easier for brokers to post loads, more truckloads will be listed, offering you greater opportunities.

7. Value-added features including Quick Pay

Some load boards provide load planners, credit ratings/scores, mileage/routing and free corporate websites at no additional cost.

8.) SEARCH ANY TYPE OF TRAILER

When you are searching for a load, be aware if you select ONLY one trailer type, you will be eliminating trailer loads that have been posted that can go on several different kinds of trailers. For example, if you search ONLY UTILITY trailer, you will not see loads that can be hauled on a utility trailer or a gooseneck trailer.

9.) REVERSE SEARCH

It is always better to be in a market that has more loads leaving than coming in. Leave the origin blank and include the city names that you are searching for in the destination. Then run the search and compare the inbound loads versus outbound loads. This is an easy way to see what the market looks like where you are or where you are headed so you can avoid deadheading.

10.) DO NOT OVERBOOK

Pay attention to the size of the load and the distance of the haul. You don’t want to take on more than you can handle, and then you have limited space on your trailer for loads you can already committed to hauling.

11.) USE MULTIPLE LOAD BOARDS

You do not want to put all your eggs in one basket. If you sign up for more than one load board, it can help you get the best load. One load board does not have all the information you need. Consider using a variety of load boards so you can keep delivering loads and making money.

12.) BE PATIENT

You are not going to stumble upon the right load immediately. Sometimes it might take you an hour before you find the right one. That is just the way it works, but it is important to not get frustrated. The right load will come about eventually.

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LOAD BOARD FEATURES

Post, Search & Bid on UNLIMITED truck loads
Over 30,000 new loads NO DUPLICATES. Sort by combination of weight, trailer, radius & multiple destinations. Easy to use!
g Owner Operator & Truck Driver Search
Great for Shippers & Brokers! Search Drivers by trailer type and any location. Get Freight Quotes directly from drivers by email.
No Contract Month-to-Month Billing
We have 100% no questions asked Money Back Guarantee policy. You can cancel and renew your membership at anytime.
Mileage & Routing Directions
Calculate dead head miles and total miles of trips. Intergrated Map with US Highways and dirving directions from pickup to deivery.
Credit Score Reports & Factoring
Freight Broker credit score search. Invoice matched with Freight Factoring companies.
Dead Head Mileage Calculator
Calculate dead head miles between trips. Radius search for loads within dead head mile limit.
Bookmark, Notes and Favorites
Easily manage your dispatching services with Bookmarking important shippers or drivers, with custom notes.
Load & Driver Email Notifications
Receive email or SMS alerts of loads or owner operations that match your posted loads or trailer types.
Auto Match Loads & Drivers
After you post your Open Truck or Open Load on the load board you will automatically be matached with drivers or shippers.
Send Load Details to Phone SMS Message
Great for dispatchers! allows for drivers to get info while driving and not stop on the raod. Easy to call back from phone.
Daily Fuel Prices & Locations
Daily current diesel fuel prices at all major truck stop locations.
Upload Forms: Cargo Insurance, W-9, & Permits
Great for dispatching! have all your driver's paperwork ready in one location. Documents can be faxed or uploaded as files.
How To Videos Guides
Step by step video tutorials on how to use all the features of the admin to find loads, find drivers and other resources.
Weather & Road Conditions
Live weather forcast from pickup location and destination. View Current and weekly forecast.