Using Car Load Boards ( New Haulers )

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  1. wspates20

    wspates20 Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys I'm thinking about getting in the car hauling business using a dually and a 5 car hauler. Is it difficult for brand new authorities to book loads using load boards like central dispatch? Thanks for any advice .
     
  2. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Not difficult and that's why everyone is doing it and not making any money
     
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  3. wspates20

    wspates20 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you !
     
  4. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Time consuming . Don't haul cheap !!!!!! Always get a better rate because what is listed is usually a joke .
     
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  5. LBZ

    LBZ Road Train Member

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    Why stop with only a 5 car behind that dually? Think big.
     
  6. formerdriverdenver

    formerdriverdenver Bobtail Member

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    Some brokers/shippers won't give you loads until you are in business for a certain amount of time. Accelerated is at 2 years
    United, Metrogistics, CarsArrive 3 mos
    Each is a bit different.
    The first few loads will be dealers (they give the least ####s) and banged up cars from coparts and iaaas.
    Keep hustlng and doing good work and before you know it any load will be opent to ya.
    I would suggest you dispatch yourself in the beginning just to learn the process and then you would likely be better off hiring a dispatcher. Good luck
     
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  7. wspates20

    wspates20 Bobtail Member

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    Can anyone tell me the average rates per mile on the load boards . I'm not an official business yet and do not have MC # or DOT # ... I would like to have an idea of the current rates so I can have an idea of what I could gross .
     
  8. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Some start at 19 cents - some go for $1.00 per mile. Most on Central Dispatch are listed at 40 - 50 cents per mile which I don't even call on . Always negotiate higher . You will be surprised sometimes .
     
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  9. wspates20

    wspates20 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks ! That helps alot .
     
  10. interpreter

    interpreter Light Load Member

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    That’s per unit correct?
     
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