Expedite Load Boards

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by BigBadBill, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. BigBadBill

    BigBadBill Bullishly Optimistic

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    At present we are a tractor only company and have had a couple drivers doing expedite only this year. Apparently on the tractor side it is hard to find reliable carriers/drivers. In the past couple weeks as we expanded our services we have been slammed with van and straight truck freight that we can't cover. We use Sylectus but would like to work with more independents.

    What are the load board options for vans and straight trucks?

    Also, are any of you working with larger carriers that are posting you on Sylectus?
     
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    TennTrucker Light Load Member

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    The carrier that I'm leased to bids off it all the time.

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    BigBadBill Bullishly Optimistic

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    Yeah, get responses from big carriers but looking for how do I reach out to the independents an smaller carriers that can't qualify. Talking with people this weekend it seems that the independent is the untapped market for this and would love to level the playing field on some level.
     
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    Bill,
    I tried to email you last night about this thread. Didn't know if we might be able to discuss a little bit. Please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Rin
    HHV Trucking, LLC
     
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    Howdy Bill!

    I am hangin in Knoxville now.
    I gotta hot shot rig ready to roll.

    PM me so we can talk :)
     
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    Was just bumping this thread to find out if anyone has any info on the expedite market and rates at this time? Any insights on what this year will be like for expedite?
    Any thing going with what you were looking at, Bill? Have you gotten a sprinter/cargo van on board yet, or no interest in that right now? Also wondering about load boards good for 4-wheel vans, and what kind of freight they can haul.

    Just opening up my options.
     
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    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Expedite is slow right now but should start picking up in several weeks. Rates as always will be determined by you. I'm getting solid rates and steady expedite loads now thru a source outside of Sylectus. With vans just remember,they're cheap/easy to start up - meaning everyone and their brother thinks they can make money with one competition is fierce and very few are making true profit with vans.
     
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