TransCore Carrier Survey Finds Frequent Load Board Users Have Fewer Empty Miles

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Based on a recent survey of more than 500 carriers, TransCore’s 2010 Carrier Benchmark Survey found that carriers using load boards for more than 40 percent of their loads averaged 4.2 percent fewer empty miles every month than carriers who used load boards less often. Full survey results are available at www.dat.com.

The TransCore Carrier Benchmark Survey found that frequent load board users earned $800 more per truck every month than carriers who used load boards less frequently. Overall, carriers reported that revenues had trended up by almost $1,500 per truck per month over 2009 as the economy improved, freight increased, and rates trended up.

Of the companies surveyed, 60 percent reported they had ten or fewer trucks, and 87 percent reported having 50 or fewer.

TransCore’s 2010 Carrier Benchmark survey also revealed that frequent load board users averaged 3 cents more in revenue per mile in 2010 as well as 309 more load miles per truck every month than less frequent users.

Brokers, 3PLs, carriers, and owner-operators in North America are expected to list more than 60 million loads and trucks this year across a variety of services feeding TransCore’s DAT® Network.

The DAT Network sets the standard for load board services in the North America by providing:

  • The most loads and trucks found on any load board on the internet or in truck stops
  • The highest number of exclusive loads found on a single load board
  • The best quality brokers in the industry with the highest credit scores and lowest-days-to-pay.

Brokers, 3PLs, carriers, and owner-operators in North America are expected to list more than 60 million loads and trucks this year across a variety of services feeding TransCore’s DAT® Network. As a result of this high volume, TransCore’s North American Freight Index is representative of the ups and downs in spot market freight availability throughout the United States and Canada.

The DAT Network sets the standard for load board services in the North America by providing:

  • The most loads and trucks found on any load board on the internet or in truck stops
  • The highest number of exclusive loads found on a single load board
  • The best quality brokers in the industry with the highest credit scores and lowest-days-to-pay

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