Private Load Boards

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by yang19, May 2, 2024.

  1. yang19

    yang19 Bobtail Member

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    Hi, I've heard that brokers sometimes have their own private load boards. Is this true and how common is this? I'm interested in diving into this industry and was wondering if brokers just mainly use global loads such as on DAT or do brokers mainly use private load boards?
     
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  3. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Medium Load Member

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    It depends on the size of the brokerage, the larger they are the better chance they have their own load board. Almost every broker out there uses DAT and/or other public load boards to some extent though.
     
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  4. yang19

    yang19 Bobtail Member

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    Do you know if there's a need for load boards even at small brokerages? I'm wondering if that could be a possible opportunity in this market.
     
  5. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Medium Load Member

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    There is, but they typically just go to DAT. When your brokerage is small any additional overhead is tough on your business, and realistically I would imagine it would be hard to compete with the capacity per dollar spent that DAT offers by selling private load boards to brokers.
     
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