When you own a small trucking company or if you are an owner-operator, one of the biggest challenges is trying to find loads that pay enough. Finding high-paying loads is not always an easy task. Here are some tips on how to find loads for truck drivers that pay well.
1. New truck drivers often make the mistake of using only load boards to find their loads. While these do provide listings for loads on a regular basis, they are almost always low-paying loads that will keep you at the bottom of the food chain. Another bad habit that new truckers often find themselves getting into is bouncing from broker to broker.
2. Before you start accepting loads, know what kind of customer you want. Most truckers have very few criteria, only that the shipper pay well, pay on time, and give them loads on a regular basis. There may also be considerations such as no hazardous freight but most truckers are not that picky.
3. Probably the best way to look when you want to know how to find loads for truck drivers is to ask your local chapter. This does not mean local chapters of trucker associations, there is only competition in these places. You should be looking for local chapters of associations that your potential client belongs to. Places such as building associations or grocers associations are great places to find potential customers that will be loyal to you and give you great work.
As you can see, there are some easy ways to find customers who will pay frequently and well and also be able to keep you supplied with a regular supply of loads. By using these tips, you will never be at a want for work for the rest of your career.