Recent surveys have shown that truckers and the trucking industry are optimistic about increases in load volumes over the next 12 months. However, as one survey by Transport Capital Partners showed, some truckers are not seeing the increase in jobs and therefore they are concerned that we may be headed for a double-dip recession. While they may be a bit nervous about the future of the trucking industry, one way for trucks to be on the front lines of the increasing trucking jobs through through online load boards.
While online job boards are a great way for truck drivers to find work, it may not always be clear how to use them. In addition, many truck drivers may not even be aware of the opportunities that are available on online. This article will offer tips on using online boards and where you can find some of the better trucking ones.
Tips for Using Load Boards
• Pay for the service – While free sites do exist, many of them are not worth the time it takes to sift through the loads to find one that you would be able to do. Also, many free load boards do not have the volume of work available that paid boards do. While you do not want to pay for more than you are getting, many boards offer a large amount of options that are easy to use for a low monthly price.
• Know what you are looking for – If you know exactly what types of loads you are looking for before you go online, you will have a much easier time sorting through the available loads than if you go in without a plan. You should know which states you are looking for loads in, how far you want to drive, and what type of trailer you want to pull. This will save you a significant amount of time when you go to find loads.
• Use a load board that has reviews – To ensure that a board is for real, do some online research first. There are many load boards out there and to ensure that you are not getting scammed, you'll want to research the site that you are thinking of using through posts on trucking message boards and blogs.
Using a trusted trucking website is essential for finding consistent trucking work. Here are a few sites that we've looked already that are trust worthy and that give you the most bang for your buck.
Tips for Finding Good Trucking Load Boards
• The load board should be easy to use and less than $ 19.99 a month.
• Loads should be available in all states and and you should get all of the essential information in one place.
• They should also have a free trial available so that you can try it out before you begin paying.
• The site should have some customer testimonials so you can check out what others are saying about the service.
• The service should be easy to register for.
These are just a couple of tips for finding good trucking load boards. Check out other trucking resources sites that have tips on using these boards and which ones are the best. Use these sites and the tips above to make the most of your trucking job search.