In response to suggestions from our winter member survey, we’ve added features that will benefit those with smaller weight capacity trailers or room to spare in their full-size rigs for less-than-truckload (LTL) loads. Getloaded currently has more than 2,000 partial/LTL loads posted and more than 12,000 loads equal to or less than 25,000 lbs a day. Now these loads are easier for you to find and profit from.
Here’s what’s new:
- Partial/LTL Load Search – We have added a new search to aid carriers looking for lower weight loads. It’s called “Partial/LTL” and it automatically fills in certain fields on the Search page to make searching for lower weight or shorter length loads easier. This search can be used as an Email Alert, Recent Search and Saved searches.
- Sprinter Van Trailer Type – We’ve added “Sprinter” as a new trailer type. This popular van can load over 5,400 lbs in two pallets. It rounds out our collection of smaller trailer types to support the fast growing partial/LTL segment.
- Lift Gate and TWIC – We’ve also added two new attributes to our load and truck post and search pages. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) indicates that the load requires the carrier to have a valid TWIC card to access a port. Lift Gate specifies that the load is not dock height, so a lift gate will be needed.
How to Use the Partial/LTL Load Board Search Feature
Click the Search option on the Getloaded navigation bar (shown below) and you’ll see it now includes Find Partial/LTL Loads.
Click and it will take you to the Find Loads screen (shown below). To make searching easier, we’ve pre-filled fields such as Trailer Type, Length Limit and Weight Limit based on your Account Settings. For example, the Trailer Type will default to Closed Cargo Trailer if your preferred trailer type is Cargo Van, Sprinter, Straight Truck or Van.
Destination City is an optional field. If you leave it blank, you’ll get loads available in and around Origin City bound for anywhere in North America.
What do the Partial/LTL Search Results Look Like?
They look pretty much the same as those for full loads, including Exact and Expanded listings. And the usual search functions, such as Email Alert, Recent Search or Saved Search, also apply.
For more information on our new Partial/LTL function, check out our detailed help page.
Ready to find LTL loads? Get started with one of our load board packages today.
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