Find contract hauling jobs by checking load boards, contacting shippers directly, checking job search websites or through brokers. Load boards are essentially want ads for truckers to haul a single load but may open the door for contract work.
Contacting shippers directly is another way of finding shippers who want to contract with truckers on a long-term basis. Job search websites such as SimplyHired.com often have listings for companies wishing to contract with owners and operators of trucks for various short haul and long haul hauling jobs.
Lumberyards, landscaping firms, construction companies and other firms that perform excavations frequently need a reliable supply of drivers and vehicles to haul away material safely and dispose of it properly. Dump truck brokers arrange contracts between these firms and owners and operators of trucks to haul away materials from work sites so work may continue uninterrupted. The brokers usually receive a percentage of the contract amount as a fee in exchange for this service.