How to find loads for box trucks, Sprinter and cargo vans

Looking for expedited loads? Need freight to fill your box truck or van? With DAT TruckersEdge, you can easily find brokers and shippers that need loads moved.

Below are three tips and tricks for finding freight on the hot shot load board for your box truck, Sprinter van, or cargo van.

Find hot shot loads with DAT TruckersEdge.

  1. Post your truck: Enter your current location, favorable destinations, dates available and equipment type. Add details about your truck, like the cargo or dock height, size of door opening, how many pallets will fit, the size of the lift gate, and whether you have furniture pads or a pallet jack. Before posting, be sure to include an alert on the posting so it will keep track of inquiries for you. 

  2. General Equipment Search: When you do a general search, choose equipment types like flatbed, standard deck, and specialized deck and choose "partial" instead of "full" load. Tip: Filter results by truck length and weight to find the right loads for your vehicle.

  3. Specific Equipment Search: You can also do a more specific type of search, choosing "flatbed hot shot" or "box truck loads" as the equipment type, with both partial and full loads.

Another tip: Mark your general and specific searches as "favorites" and set an alarm on each one so you see the latest postings.

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