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Load Boards: A Guide for Truckers

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Load boards are an essential tool for truckers looking to find and secure freight loads.

They are online platforms that connect shippers with truckers, allowing them to find and book loads quickly and easily.

In this blog post, we will explore the ins and outs of load boards, including how they work, the benefits of using them, and the costs associated with them.

How Load Boards Work

Load boards are essentially a digital marketplace for truckers and shippers. Shippers will post details of their loads, including the origin and destination, the type of freight, and the rate they are willing to pay. Truckers can then search for loads that match their equipment and location, and submit a bid to secure the load. Once a bid is accepted, the trucker can then book the load and arrange for pick-up and delivery.

Dolly connects independent contractors with local people and businesses who need help with store deliveries, apartment moves, junk haul, and more. 

Costs of Using Load Boards

While load boards are a valuable tool for truckers, there are costs associated with using them. Some charge a flat fee for access, while others charge a percentage of the load’s value. It’s important to carefully research the various load boards available and compare the costs before choosing one.

Job Information

Load boards can offer a range of job opportunities for truckers. They can provide a variety of loads and destinations, as well as different types of freight, such as dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and more. The job opportunities allow truckers to choose the loads that best suit their equipment and preferences.

It’s also important to note that many load boards also offer an app version, so truckers can easily access the load boards while on the road.

Dolly Helpers see how much they’ll get paid before requesting a Dolly, receive 100% of customer tips, and make an average of $50/hour

How is Dolly Different from a Load Board?

Dolly connects independent contractors (we call them “Helpers”) with local people and businesses who need help with a variety of services: store deliveries, full apartment moves, labor-only, junk haul away, and more. 

As independent contractors, Helpers have the flexibility to work on their own terms, choose their own hours, and work as much or as little as they’d like. Helpers also have full control over what Dollys they request, so they are free to go for only the ones that suit them.

What’s even better: with Dolly high payouts are guaranteed. Helpers see how much you’ll get paid before requesting a Dolly, receive 100% of customer tips, and make an average of $50/hour.

Looking for a flexible side gig that gives you full control of your schedule and which jobs you take? Sign up to be a Helper!

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