Why Do Big Trucking Companies Broker Out Some Loads?

Why do big trucking companies broker out some loads?

Years ago, I was dispatched a load that my employer booked through a large carrier. I was 350 miles from home on a Friday morning. That load was my ticket to dinner with the family. BUT NO! That load of scrap-paper bales was already on a trailer. Somehow, the weight of the scrap and the … Read more

WHAT IS TRUCKER’S EDGE? ULTIMATE USER’S GUIDE

What Is Trucker's Edge Ultimate Guide

Trucker’s Edge is a subscription load board uniquely designed and offered by DAT, the internet’s biggest load board. Designed for independent owner operators, Trucker’s Edge was built with a focus on owners with 1-5 trucks. Trucker’s Edge offers 3 plans, from $39.95 to 99.95 per month. They also have a free mobile app for use … Read more

9 Hacks For Negotiating With Freight Brokers Even If You Suck At Sales

9 Hacks For Negotiating With Freight Brokers

It seems like every time you call on a posted load, you’re outgunned. Remember, that freight broker is skilled, trained and eager to book freight on his or her terms. You make a half dozen broker calls a week, but he takes that many calls in 30 minutes. What’s wrong with this picture?

Can you really win negotiating with freight brokers, even if you suck at sales? And what about all those websites that keep saying the same stuff? Stuff like know your numbers and your cost of operation. Seriously, your truck could be a paid for 2005, or a 2019 with $600 a week payments. The broker doesn’t care.

UPDATE: I’ve added a fantastic free resource at the end of this article. Who doesn’t love free? 

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7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

In any economy, the best loads offered by freight brokers never make it to the load board. Those loads either go directly to an owner operator the broker already has a relationship with, or to someone who posted their truck on a load board like Trucker’s Edge®.

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

Let’s recap where the best freight is found. With rare exceptions, the 4 ways you find these loads, listed from best to – well, calling off the load board.

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Fuel Surcharge – 9 Things You Need To Know

The history of trucking’s fuel surcharge is a long one. I’m sure there have been versions of adjusting for fuel prices nearly as long as there have been fuel powered trucks. It wasn’t until the 70s that we saw the start of something uniform. With the Arab oil embargo in full swing, fuel prices skyrocketed. Trucking … Read more

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