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Pros and cons: Brokered vs. direct shipper freight

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The kind of freight you choose to haul, whether it's through a broker or direct from a shipper, is an individual decision that is determined by a person's wants, needs and goals. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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6 rules for making money in the slow season

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Find the loads you need on the largest digital freight marketplace. DAT load boards connect carriers and freight brokers, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Photo by Chad Boblett. Determine what is fair and try to turn your rate into a win-win for the freight broker and for yourself. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

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In any season, DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver at Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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5 steps to get 'pre-booked' for loads

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During the busy seasons, the critical freight that pays the best rate almost always goes to a carrier that the broker has worked with before and knows is reliable. Find business partners on the largest digital freight marketplace. DAT load boards connect freight brokers and carriers, with more than 270 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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When Should You Replace Your Truck?

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Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. I found a really good freight brokerage that I loved working with and they paid me well. Chad is now the proud owner of a gleaming white, 2019 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver at Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Best Practices and BenchmarksWhen is the best time to replace your truck? There is no one correct answer to this question.

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4 lessons the Marine Corps taught me about owning a business

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Build your business with access to the largest digital freight marketplace. DAT load boards connect carriers and freight brokers, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver at Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Do the 3 O'Clock Hustle

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When demand is high, truckers get less excited about hauling at the current market rate, and a lot of freight deliveries get rescheduled to the next day. If the setup is predicting high demand for trucks, there will be another wave of freight with higher rates, and that wave will hit the load board at 3 o'clock. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Best Practices and BenchmarksGet your 3 o'clock hustle on!

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Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

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In any season, DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver at Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Post Your Truck to Find Better-Paying Loads

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 18,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. It might seem counterintuitive, but I always make sure to post my truck on the load board when there's plenty of freight to choose from. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Get Your Carrier Authority - Ignore the Myths

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. I've been getting freight from brokers instead of direct shipper customers for the past seven years.

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Expedited Loads: 5 Tips for Fast Negotiations

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Thanks for reading, I really like running expedited freight and will share more tips and strategies in future blog posts. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 13,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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12 Tips to Get (and Keep) the BEST Carriers

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The panel featured three freight brokers and one carrier, and was moderated by DAT’s VP of marketing Eileen Hart. Below are three tips from each participant: Pete Emahiser, CEO, Tadmore Transportation, Toledo, OH: 1. Chad Boblett, Owner-Operator, Boblett Brothers Trucking, Lexington, KY: 4. Best Practices and BenchmarksFinding a truck might not be so hard in the current market, but how do you recruit and retain the BEST carriers?

12 Tips to Get (and Keep) the BEST Carriers

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The panel featured three freight brokers and one carrier, and was moderated by DAT’s VP of marketing Eileen Hart. Below are three tips from each participant: Pete Emahiser, CEO, Tadmore Transportation, Toledo, OH: 1. Chad Boblett, Owner-Operator, Boblett Brothers Trucking, Lexington, KY: 4. Best Practices and BenchmarksFinding a truck might not be so hard in the current market, but how do you recruit and retain the BEST carriers?

Need Truckload Capacity? These 5 DAT Tools Can Help

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This is supposed to be the slow time of year, but as many freight brokers know, trucks are harder to find than they were last year at this time. The less information a broker knows about a load, the more I expect the worst, and my rates go up accordingly,” said owner-operator Chad Boblett, founder of the 18,000-member Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook group, in a recent issue of American Trucker. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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