Hi everyone! Recently, we have been getting a lot of questions regarding the trucking business. One of the most common questions is how and where to find carriers and owner operators. But no worries, we will help you to figure out this issue.
To be honest with you, it is not a big deal to find the carrier or owner operators. You might think that they don’t really need the dispatchers, but believe me, they are quite busy and usually they have various issues to be solved. That is why they DO really need a person, a dispatcher who would look for loads and proficiently run their trucks.
Most of the times, they will need independent dispatchers, instead of hiring new dispatchers in their company.
One of the best ways to find carriers and owner operators will be through a factoring company. You already know what a factoring company is.
Instead of waiting 30 days for you money, you can contact the factoring company and they will send you money earlier than 30 days.
So, factoring company is a third party financial company, responsible for sending cash quickly.
When the carrier needs quick cash flow, the factoring company can send the money the next day.
So, a carrier now has all means to transport the goods, they have enough money to cover such expenses as insurance, insurance liability, cargo insurance, drivers pay, payrolls, etc.
And he doesn’t need to wait 30 days to receive his money.
And all of the carriers and owner operators use the services of factoring companies. There are hundreds of factoring companies nowadays : BlueVine, Fundbox, TBS Factoring, Apex Capital, OTR Capital etc.
What you do is – you go to the website of any of the factoring company.
Let’s have a look at FINDBOX website.
So, we go to https://fundbox.com
On their website you will see the contact page. That’s the one we actually need.
On the Contact us page you will find all the necessary information to get in touch with the factoring company.
Why do you need this? Because Factoring company knows thousands of carriers and owner operators.
So, the easiest way will be to send an email containing the following information:
Hi! I am Paul and can provide your carriers or owner operators with dispatching services. Please advise me in what way I can get in touch with them.
You can add any information as you like, you can create a much better email, it’s totally up to you.
But the BEST way will be to call directly, especially if you are good at talking or closing sales. You need to introduce yourself and then you can ask for the contact information of the carriers that would be interested in hiring you!
Great, this step is done. And the next step → you need to have a really good visual presentation of the services that you provide. Here you need to use your creativity and the best way is to send them your website. Facebook page will work also, if you don’t have the website yet.
While creating an email to the carrier or owner operator you need to include the following information:
The factoring company will charge you approximately $200-300, and then they will send the copy of your email and send it out to the trucking companies. And you should understand that they have a LOT of trucking companies on their list. So some of them will DEFINITELY need the dispatching services and will contact you.
Of course, you can find a trucking company’s website on the Internet and send them an email directly, but the point is that trucking companies will delete those emails. Just because they simply don’t truck you.
But they trust the factoring company and will definitely reply to that email and ask for your services.
The trucking company does trust its factoring company and reads emails from it. So, they will read the email from the factoring company and find out information about you and your business. This all is very helpful and when they need the dispatcher, they will call you.
This is how it works. Very Simple!
Good luck to you!