To ensure your truck post gets the calls it deserves, make it stand out of the crowd by following the following tips:
1 - Verify your phone number
Head over to your profile settings and verify your phone number. It takes less than a minute and broker's like working with verified carriers. The more information that is verified beforehand adds confidence and makes the load booking process simpler. When brokers and shippers review posted trucks, they will typically call on trucks with verified phone numbers first.
2. Ensure your authority is added to your account
Head over to your company settings and make sure you add your DOT and MC number (if available). When brokers and shippers review posted trucks, they will typically call on trucks with active authorities first.
3. Add a specific destination
Carriers usually leave the destination drop-off field as "Anywhere" because they will typically go anywhere for the right amount of money. That may be true, but it also opens the door to receiving unwanted phone calls and inquiries about "problem" loads that are hard to cover - possibly with low rates and headed somewhere no one wants to go to.
Also, when a truck is posted without a specific destination, it can seem to the broker and shipper like a desperate carrier that will accept ANY load - definitely not a good position to be in if you are trying to negotiate a higher rate.
Start posting specific destinations and if you're located in a area with plenty of freight, take advantage of the situation by getting calls on loads that you really want to haul. Brokers and shippers would much rather call a carrier that matches the load requirements - rather than waste time with carriers telling them they won't haul to New York or Alaska.