Before FreeFreightSearch.com was founded, truckers had to subscribe to costly credit reporting services
Santa Teresa, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2016
The world’s largest free load board, FreeFreightSearch.com, marked an important milestone recently: more than 75 million loads have been posted on the site for truckers to pick up since 2009. In an industry where independent drivers find themselves paying fees and new costs at every turn, getting a service they need at no charge can be unexpected. Yet at the FreeFreightSearch.com freight-matching site, drivers can find work every day and never pay a dime.
Like a chalkboard hanging in a busy shipper’s warehouse or on a freight brokerage dispatcher’s wall, the online load board lists available loads, with starting points and destinations.x However, instead of listing a handful of loads, this board offers some 25,000 loads posted by freight brokers and shippers at any given time, ready and waiting for drivers to claim them for their next route. With more than 50,000 registered truckers and brokers, FreeFreightSearch.com provides 24/7 visibility for those loads to be claimed and enables thousands of truckers to keep their vehicles loaded when they need work.
For years, trucking drivers have been conditioned to pay sometimes hefty subscription fees for the ability to “shop” online for loads, so some new registrants have questions. “Will I need to leave a credit card number?” they ask. “How long is this trial period before I have to start paying?” When told that they will never have to pay for this freight matching service – or the name would have to change – many are pleasantly surprised.
While passing the 75 million all-time loads mark provides significant validation for the website, matching loads of freight to the right truckers is not the only service offered at no charge on FreeFreightSearch.com. The website was originally founded by Interstate Capital, a financial services company serving the transportation industry, as an open resource for truckers to look up freight brokers’ credit histories.
“Independent truckers often haul for freight brokers,” explains Tony Furman, CEO of FreeFreightSearch.com. “Obtaining reliable credit information on 17,000+ freight brokers is a daunting task for truckers who may be professional drivers, but not professional credit underwriters. Before FreeFreightSearch.com was founded, truckers had to subscribe to costly credit reporting services or cross their fingers and pray they’d be paid for their work.”
In 2009, FreeFreightSearch.com took the guesswork out of working with freight brokers by providing truck drivers unlimited access to tens of thousands of credit reports tied to Interstate Capital’s database. As a “factoring company” specializing in discounting and collecting freight bills for truckers, Interstate Capital has provided billions of dollars of funding to some 9,000 motor carriers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico since its founding in 1993. With that extensive client list and long history, Interstate Capital had a database containing millions of freight payment transactions that could be shared with others in the transportation industry. The credit reports service was and remains 100% accessible at no charge for all registered members of FreeFreightSearch.com.
After a few years, FreeFreightSearch.com evolved to include the full-service load board. While other no-fee load boards have appeared since the inception of FreeFreightSearch.com, none have yet reached its size or scope. Well on its way to surpass 80 million loads, FreeFreightSearch.com remains known as the “largest free freight search engine in the world.”