TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore has published the results of a survey which suggest more profitable carriers are using load boards.
The survey of 500 fleets showed that carriers that use load boards for more than 40% of their freight earn, on average, $800 more per truck every month than carriers that use load boards less frequently.
TransCore’s Carrier Benchmark Survey also found that carriers’ overall revenues have trended up by nearly $1,500 per truck per month in 2009 as the economy has improved and freight volumes have increased.
“There is a myth that carriers don’t need to use load boards when freight is abundant,” said David Schrader, senior vice-president, TransCore Freight Business Services. “But this survey calls that into question. Thousands of small carriers use our services as a kind of 24/7 sales department that helps them compete with larger carriers who have in-house sales staff.”
TransCore’s survey also found that carriers using load boards for 40% or more of their loads: averaged three cents per mile more revenue than less frequent load board users; averaged 309 more loaded miles per truck every month; and averaged 4.2% fewer empty miles every month.
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