While fuel prices fluctuate, motor carriers often look for ways in which to cut back and save. Many owner-operators join load boards in search of loads, in order to keep their trucks on the road and avoid deadheading, especially when business is slow. The transportation outlook, however, has changed in recent months, in terms of fuel costs and many carriers are benefiting as a result. While the transportation industry currently enjoys the lowest gas prices in years, these low costs mean good news for carriers.
Carriers benefit in the following ways from low fuel costs:
- Reduced cost of doing business. The lower the fuel cost, the less it will cost for a motor carrier to operate trucks. With this type of saving, greater distances or larger loads can be handled, which will boost profits.
- Shippers are now considering the use of truck transportation over railway options, as lower fuel prices close the gap between truck and rail freight prices. This means new avenues of business and income for motor carriers.
Register on our free load board at FreeFreightSearch.com – search for loads and posts your available trucks
By joining our free load board, you can make the most of today’s lower gas prices and take on extra loads. Search for available loads and post your available trucks on FreeFreightSearch.com once you have registered. Registered members will also have access to over 10,000 freight broker credit reports. FreeFreightSearch.com is also fully integrated with a leading freight bill factoring company. With over 75 million loads posted since its inception and more than 50,000 registered members, FreeFreightSearch.com is certainly the free load board of choice for many freight industry professionals.
Improve your opportunities to save on hauling costs and secure more loads by registering today as a motor carrier or broker via our free load board, FreeFreightSearch.com.