4 Amazing Ways To Find Flatbed Loads

4 Amazing Ways To Find Flatbed Loads Evan Transportation

The early bird gets the worm but the early trucker gets prize pick of the available flatbed loads.

Success, when you make a career as a trucker, requires a lot of careful attention and work. Managing your own business, even if it is only your truck, requires managing all of your costs and maximizing your income. When this requires you to find your own loads, it can be daunting and stressful. It is a competitive world and you need to always be on your game to stay ahead of the competition. Even if you do drive for a company, it can still be a stressful experience to make sure that you’re getting as much good business for yourself as you can.  Here are four great tips for finding flatbed loads.

Keep Your Ratings Up

Rating matter. Make sure that you get the best safety rating that you can, maintain an excellent driving record, and (if you own your own business) solicit positive reviews from satisfied customers. Your safety rating is important for companies and individuals to put their trust in you, and your driving record will allow you to minimize costs like insurance. All of this will come together to make sure that when someone needs flatbed service, they think of you first.

Get An Early Start

The early bird gets the worm but the early trucker gets prize pick of the available flatbed loads. Don’t sleep – literally – on the opportunity that is waiting for you. Make sure you get in early so that you are there when the need arises, and you will be more likely to get those flatbed loads that you want.

Work Together

Are there loads coming in on other trucks or ships that will need to be divided up and may need a flatbed? If you network with other truckers and professionals, you could position yourself for a good heads up. Make sure they know you are ready, willing, and dependable, and they are more likely to call you with opportunities. 

Appreciate Your Dispatcher

If you work with a dispatcher, appreciate the work that she of he does. In their shoes, it can sometimes feel like no matter what you do, someone is mad. Keep in mind that not getting the load you want is not always within their control, and try not to take it out on them. When things do go your way, make sure your dispatcher understands how pleased you are. If you’re running the whole show, make sure the dispatchers who work for you see that you value them.

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