This blog is about trucking and the transportation industry
Most companies pay OTR(over the road) drivers a per mile rate. This can be anywhere 28-41 cents depending on the skill level of the driver. That is for long haul drivers. For local and shorter haul the driver is usually paid per hour. Usually 15-20 dollars.
The buzz around retail is that it is dead. All the big stores are having issues apparently and everyone is going online to Amazon for purchasing. Walmart vs Amazon is a fierce battle for the lowest.
Trucking is a huge industry and believe it or not there is fraud. As the industry moves to take freight brokers out of the middle of the transaction it opens up an unregulated marketplace that is ripe for fraud. Take a few steps to protect yourself.
Ok. Maybe this is a little biased but we really think Trulos is the best place fora broker to post freight on. We do have a couple of reasons.
How to find loads with rates on the Trulos Free Load Board
This will be really quick way to show our load board users a few steps to try and get better freight rates.
Here is a link to the final ruling regarding the ELD Mandate.
If everyone can get notified in a second when freight is available will this make the marketplace for spot quotes better or worse. We will see Trulos.com is developing an instant notification for drivers and will soon enable communication in a text message for posting companies to find carriers that are aligned to receive freight requests going there way.
ELD mandate is coming up quick. If it doesn’t get stopped by OOIDA then we will all have ELDs in the truck. Many people are selling great products. The FMCSA basically states that every long haul truck driver has to have one of these things. Unless:
East to west or west to east. Need to watch the flow of truckload freight.
Basic overview of free load board