As important as backhaul trucking is to carriers, it can still sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Or, backhauls may simply be hard to come by within your lanes. No matter what the reason is, bulk freight brokers are here to help.
How freight brokers can help you find backhaul trucking loads
A major strength of a freight broker lies in the expansiveness of its carrier network, which includes carriers just like you, servicing lanes across the country. Its shipper network – or customer roster – can be just as expansive. And both can work in your favor.
The broker serves its shipping customers by matching loads with carriers nationwide. As such, it knows where its shippers are looking to move goods from and to – and when. With one call to a freight broker, you can see if current shipper loads align with where your trucks will be. If so, that same freight broker can handle all the details of the load, taking much of the booking burden off your shoulders.
Furthermore, freight brokers often have insight into the full supply chain of shippers. For instance, a shipper may create a basic chemical powder, which then needs to be shipped to a manufacturer to make a final product – which then itself needs to ship to a final destination(s). So, for this one shipper, the freight broker has insight into three different dry bulk shipments: product coming into the shipper, product moving from shipper to manufacturer, and final product moving out from manufacturer. One call to a freight broker can align your needs with these three opportunities.