Finding Loads for 40 ft flatbed out of the Dallas Fort Worth area?

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  1. HarRav

    HarRav Bobtail Member

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    Any suggestions for where to find loads for a 40 foot flatbed, with my authority? Business has been getting slower and slower every month. For the last 6 months I've been hauling freight out of Dallas/ Fort Worth and hauling cars for the backhaul but both are getting slimmer and slimmer. Have not had much luck on DAT or Truckstop.com or Landstar. Most of what I see on those 3 load boards is for full loads not LTL. I can only haul 14K pounds max. Any suggestions for finding loads? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    Partials, and depending on your deck height, maybe step deck freight too. Since you can only haul 14k I'm assuming you have a pickup. Market is slow right now on all sides..
     
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  3. Trucker'sHomeOffice

    Trucker'sHomeOffice Bobtail Member

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    Try looking at www.hotshotcarriers.com

     
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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    This info may be out dated and useless now, but jones motor used to broker out some partials, mostly vehicles, also any of the household good moving companies would broker out vehicles too.
     
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  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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  6. HarRav

    HarRav Bobtail Member

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  7. HarRav

    HarRav Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply, I'll check it out. You never know.
     
  8. HarRav

    HarRav Bobtail Member

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    Agreed. Just curious. What is a good area for hotshotters?
     
  9. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    I seem 'em headed out to W Tx mostly. You' d do better being in/around the Houston area.

    If you've got your own operating authority, you need to hustle direct freight.
     
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  10. HarRav

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    And by that, you must mean going to the companies directly, that need the freight moved?
     
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