A load board is an online platform that connects trucks with freight brokers and shippers who need loads delivered. It’s like a Web 2.0 version of the white boards that you used to find in a freight broker or logistic manager’s office, listing the type of load that needs to be shipped, the destination, the dates when the freight needs to be moved, and the vehicle and equipment that required to ship the cargo.
An online load board gives shippers and brokers a tool where they can post what type of cargo needs to be moved from Point A to Point B. Trucking companies and freight brokers or shippers then negotiate the rate for the load. Once both sides accept the terms, the freight can be moved.
How to use a trucking load board?
First, you will need to decide which trucking load board you want to use. Some online load boards are free, while others require a monthly or annual subscription. Be sure to choose a popular load board where many brokers and shippers post loads.
How to sign up for the load board?
To sign up for a load board, you will need to provide the platform with your basic details. You will be prompted to fill in your phone number, email address, residential or business address, as well as your first and last name. If the load board you have chosen is a paid/subscription service, you will likely have to provide your credit card details as well.
Posting your truck to the load board
If you are a trucker, you will post details about your truck, location, equipment and the amount of space you have available. These details will help brokers and shippers filter your information and find you on the load board. Brokers and shippers will be able to see the trucks and locations you have posted, which speeds up the process of finding work and opens up opportunities in different parts of the country.
Searching the load board
If you are a broker or shipper looking for a truck, you can search according to the size of the truck you need, as well as the pickup and arrival destinations of the load. You can post an unlimited number of loads for motor carriers to see and increase competition for loads.
FreeFreightSearch.com has registered over 94,000 motor carriers and brokers and posted more than 149 million loads. In addition, FFS is the first and only load board that is fully integrated with a freight bill factoring company, meaning that registered members may find freight, obtain a fuel advance, and obtain 100% funding within hours of delivery—without ever leaving the site. Register on our free load board today