Do you feel like you’re barely staying afloat as an owner-operator? Like you just can’t seem to turn a profit, no matter how many loads you haul? If that’s the case, you may not be using load boards effectively. As an owner-operator, you have a lot of load board options to choose from. Which one do you choose? Do you use multiple boards? How do you plan and pick your loads to find the most success?
According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), 146 million tons of freight go into the state annually, but only 85 million tons come out. This large imbalance of inbound and outbound freight has significant implications for freight rates and the ability of drivers to find loads exiting the state. In fact, many of the trucks coming out of Florida are doing so without a revenue-generating load on board.