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Guest Post: Truckers, Make More Money in a Tough Economy

By Jennifer on Thursday, November 14, 2013

While the economic slump has driven many small carriers and owner-operators out of business, others have seen surprising success in their business – simply by using all the features in their load boards.


A load board is a web-based search engine where drivers post trucks and find freight. Like an internet dating service, carriers meet shippers and brokers online. Some carriers use a load board to book every trip and others use it for back hauls. They keep trucks full, allowing drivers to avoid empty miles. Because load boards present the opportunity for business partnerships, it’s important to find a load board that checks the credentials of participating companies before they are posted and has years of proven experience.


Load boards are used by transportation professionals, from owner-operators to the largest shippers and brokers, as a reliable source for loads and trucks. Most provide other business-critical tools such as lane rates, compliance, and mileage and routing information.


TruckersEdge®, powered by DAT® is built specifically for owner-operators who want to find freight. It’s easy-to-use and very affordable. It provides:


·         Unlimited load searching and truck posting

·         Instant alarm match notification for your searches

·         Mileage and routing

·         Broker credit scores and days-to-pay

·         Weather and road conditions

·         Reliable partnerships – we ensure that every participant in our network maintains the proper authority, licenses and code of conduct.


The DAT Network began in 1978 as Dial-A-Truck (DAT) at the Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, Oregon. It’s the original ‘load board’ that started as a board covered with index cards advertising available loads to for-hire drivers waiting at truck stops. Over the years, the DAT has grown to become the primary place where transportation professionals meet. It’s a vibrant marketplace for 60 million loads and trucks per year and has become the industry standard for load boards. The DAT Network serves as the backbone for all of TransCore’s load board products.


In the face of an unpredictable economy, put your trust in the safest, largest and most reliable marketplace to find the highest paying loads. With TruckersEdge.net, you’ll have your choice of more than 180,000 fresh loads daily, many that you won't find anywhere else. Find out how you can get your first 30 days free on TruckersEdge.net here: www.truckersedge.net/promo155.