Load-Board Sites

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by STL-Dario, Dec 29, 2021.

  1. STL-Dario

    STL-Dario Bobtail Member

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    Hi - I am seeking information on how one can gain access to load-board / broker sites (DAT, CH Robinson, XPO, etc.) without a DOT number. The purpose of this access will be to research rates so that I can make an informed decision as to whether I should buy a truck and switch from a company driver to OO. I am aware that DAT has a demo, unfortunately, this provides limited access and I need more information on rates before moving forward.

    Note: I am not interested in doing a lease purchase program or driving for one broker - I am prepared to buy a truck and get own authority.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  3. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    Just go watch a few videos on YouTube. Some people like to get on there and brag about their earnings like just trucking
     
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  4. STL-Dario

    STL-Dario Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for the reply…. I’m more of an independent researcher in that I want to see some numbers actually being paid by shippers/brokers. I’m happy to utilize YouTube when I’m repairing my car or making a recipe, however, not to gain insight for making business decision.

    Thanks again for the reply.
     
  5. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    A load board is not going to do you any good LOL.
     
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    mjv2744 Bobtail Member

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  7. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Try searching here on TTR and reading.
     
  8. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    Loadboards are a complete waste of time if you look at THEIR rates. They are favored towards brokers with low "lanes" they get these low rates from the crooks in the factoring business.

    A general rule of thumb is most freight pays per mile about the cost of diesel. Right now $3.50-$4.00.
    Areas that trap truck driver's where they can only travel 1 direction will pay very very very low rates, $1-$2 per mile.
    Florida, going up
    New England, going down
    California, going East.
    Texas, going North.
    Thank brokers for this monopoly
     
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  9. Vitkouski

    Vitkouski Light Load Member

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    It should be enough to make a decision. The data is from accounting and pretty accurate. I think that is actually better then just research the board. Most loads on the board posted without rate and a lot with the rate missing details that make it not relevant for any decisions.
     
  10. Shanebklyn

    Shanebklyn Bobtail Member

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    Yea man I had to unfollow him i noticed he started with the click bait I guess he Hollywood now
     
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