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 truckers can post their equipment 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 68 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 DAT Solutions’ 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 300,000 fresh loads daily, many that you won’t find anywhere else.
The Western States Trucking Association now partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge load board to its members.
Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.net/promo732 or entering “promo732” during sign up.
* This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only About TruckersEdge®, powered by DAT® TruckersEdge® Load Board is part of the trusted DAT® Load Board Network.
DAT offers more than 68 million live loads and trucks per year. Tens of thousands of loads per day are found first or exclusively on the DAT Network through TruckersEdge.
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