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Subscription Based Rating Programs Keep The Cost Of Freight Low.

Subscription Based Rating Programs Keep The Cost Of Freight Low. They continually bring up old rates that may not be applicable to the current conditions.  Think about the hurricane situation we have had recently.  No one even knows what to charge. Everyone is rating truckloads today based on data that doesn’t exist in history.  The old data is providing a false history and artificially keeping truck rates low in todays current trucking climate. In comparison the live freight rates posted on the Free Load Board with Rates help raise the cost of freight. There is no data showing what things cost before only what freight costs are today.  If a freight broker or shipper wants to move a load on a truck they basically have to use the spot quote market.  Loads have to be covered and rates do go up. By using historical data the shippers will always be nostalgic about what they used to pay and will try and use those rates to show what the lane should cost.  It takes into account that some of this data is based on shippers with thousands of loads getting volume discounts from repeat carriers.  These rates just don’t apply to the rates today and especially past the the 2 natural disasters and all the FEMA Loads. If a trucking company is looking at thousands of loads and none of them have costs they have to call each one and get the rates.  The negotiation of it is so repetitive.  Constantly the only question is how much is the load paying.  The poster of the freight knows this info.  They...

LTL Load Board

Trulos is setting the trucking industry on fire with it’s free load board. First it was the Load Board with Rates only and now they have set it up so trucking companies can quickly and easily sort through thousands of loads to just see Partial, hotshot and LTL loads. If you have space available on your truck and some extra time you should take advantage of partial and LTL freight. Going from Chicago to Dallas with extra 12 feet. Fill it up and with a partial headed same way and you just made a few extra dollars to make that low rate out of North Texas not sting quite as much. www.trulos.com/truckload/load-board-LTL.php – check it out and find out in seconds if there are an Partial or LTL loads available on the free load board. What people like about our free load board is that we don’t make you sign in. Just go to the free load board and search away. When you find a truckload posted that you like just call the broker or shipper directly make the deal. you can see the free LTL load board at...