Finding loads to haul as a truck broker by using the search tools on load boards and freight-matching services websites, such as FreightFinder and Direct Freight. Both tools are free, with the Direct Freight website offering additional features and services such as load information and full credit reports for a certain fee. While load boards help truck brokers who are just starting out, they usually offer only low-paying loads, according to the Commercial Capital website.Continue Reading
The FreightFinder website has been offering free load-searching services since 1998, according to its website. Just like the Direct Freight website, it also offers the credit scores of companies offering loads for a fee. The search tool on the website can also be used by freight brokers, shippers and agents looking for trucking companies, as well as brokers and owners looking for available trucks.
The following shows how to search for loads using the search tool on the FreightFinder website.
Type www.freightfinder.com in the browser and press "Enter."
Enter the parameters for the search in the search field, including the start date, origin and destination of the load and type of equipment, then select the "Search Loads" button.
Sift through the results and click on the links to view information about each load.