LTL Load Board

LTL loads can be difficult to find, but the DAT load board helps make the process easy.

LTL loads offer great opportunities for increasing your revenue, but it can be hard to find them on your own. When you use an LTL load board, you can specifically search for and see smaller LTL loads so you don’t miss the perfect freight matches.

  • Find the right LTL loads quickly and easily.
  • Get the best rates for your LTL loads.
  • Set alerts to make sure you don’t miss the perfect load.
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Find the right LTL loads quickly and easily.

Find the LTL loads that meet your needs — and get back on the road.

When you use DAT’s LTL freight load boards, you can find loads from freight brokers and shippers that are the right fit for you. 

The DAT load board has thousands of new loads posted every business day — and about 6% are specifically LTL loads. Given that most truckers prefer to carry full truckloads, that leaves a large number of LTL loads available for those who want to carry them. Just search for “Partial” loads to get started. With the right search criteria, it's easy to find loads for box trucks, straight trucks, cargo van and hot shot equipment. 

Get the best rates for your LTL loads.

Use information on business partners and average market rates for each lane to make sure you’re getting the best rates.

With DAT’s LTL truck load boards, you can research your potential partners using company reviews and credit scores. The best LTL load boards also help you find where exactly trucks are in higher demand, meaning that you’ll have more bargaining power when working with brokers. Plus, the DAT load board shows you the average market rates for each lane you’re looking at, helping you get the rates you deserve.

Set alerts to make sure you don’t miss the perfect load.

Even when you’re not logged in, DAT makes sure you don’t miss any new loads that match your search criteria.

With 623,000 posted daily to the DAT load board, it can be hard to keep up to date. Luckily, you don’t have to stay glued to the load board to find the perfect match. Whether you're looking for regular or expedited LTL loads, alarms let you know as soon as a new load appears that matches your search.

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  • LTL (less-than-truckload) loads are loads that are smaller and don’t take up the full space of a truck. Traditionally, multiple LTL loads are combined until they fill a full-size trailer to create a full truckload. However, they can also be used to prevent deadhead or to fill space on an almost-full load.

    LTLs are different from hot shot loads, which are smaller loads that need to be delivered quickly. However, many loads are described as both LTL and hot shot.

  • Though individual LTL shipments pay less than full truckloads, they can actually pay anywhere from two to six times more than truckload freight on a per-cubic-foot and per-pound basis since they are typically smaller and lighter. Research shows that if you’re smart about LTL loads, you can use them to increase your revenue. 

    The three best ways to use LTLs to boost revenue are:

    1. Pair an LTL with a truckload that doesn’t fill all the space in your trailer or weigh out.
    2. Combine two or more LTLs to create a full or nearly-full truckload.
    3. Pick up an LTL in a situation where you might otherwise deadhead.
  • LTL loads can be hard to find. But with 623,000 loads posted every business day, DAT is the best place to find LTL loads. Not only does the DAT load board have an easy search where you can provide details about your truck and the types of loads you’re looking for, but it also lets you set alarms for favorited searches so you’ll be alerted whenever a new load matching your criteria is posted.

    Unlimited posting and searching on the biggest truckload marketplace makes DAT the best LTL load board for your needs.

“The DAT Load Board is the only one I use, and I really don’t see any interest in trying any other one.” 

- Brian Stone, Stone’s Trucking LLC

"DAT Load Board is awesome. They even teach you how to book a load and how to use it on your computer or cell phone app. Highly recommend DAT!"

- Francis Gatmaitan, Alpha Trucking 

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