Load Board for Straight Trucks, Box Trucks and LTL
My Virtual Fleet
We specialize in a load board for Straight Trucks, Box Trucks and LTL Loads. Whether you are a one man show or have a fleet, we have thousands of loads at great prices. Carriers can search by zip code, geofence and truck size. Straight Trucks, Box Trucks finally get their own load board. My Virtual Fleet will get you loads and make you more profitable.
Expedited trucking is the branch of freight hauling that deals with immediate deliveries. This part of the business has seen a huge growth since 9/11. It is too cumbersome with TSA and the security requirements to get product on a plane fast. JIT (Just in Time Inventory) has also added to the explosion in Expedited Trucking.
Whether you are dealing with a small electronic component that halts an entire Ford production line or have a laboratory specimen that must arrive at a specific time, all go by the Expediter. This type of trucking depends largely on three truck types:
- Cargo van
- Sprinter van
- Straight truck
My Virtual Fleet Requirements
- You must have your Motor Carrier Authority - MC #
- Liability Insurance $1 Million Liability and $100 k Cargo
- Join My Virtual Fleet
How to Start ?
You can start by renting, leasing, or buying a straight truck or cargo van. Straight trucks, also called box trucks, have cargo areas that range in size from 13 to 23 feet in length, and sit on an attached frame. Cargo vans carry goods and products work well for smaller loads and nearby, time-sensitive deliveries. You can find both trucks and vans at truck rental companies like U-Haul, Penske, Ryder or Enterprise. You can also buy or lease them – new or used – from truck dealers.
This not rocket science
It's not hard to get started making money shipping cargo with a straight truck or cargo van if you know the ins and outs of the business model and follow a solid plan. You can buy a new cargo van for about $25,000 to $40,000, while a straight truck runs from $30,000 on the low-end, to up to $60,000 or more based on the size and features.
Rent for the Short-Term
Use rental trucks. Set up the shipping contract in advance, go rent the truck on the day of the scheduled pickup and delivery, and transport the goods from one location to another. Some rental places will also set up extended rentals for weeks or months at a time. Find local small manufacturers who need to ship their goods within a fairly close proximity. Or small businesses that need to make same day and next day deliveries in your area. Trucking businesses charge by mileage and weight.
Lease for the Long-Term
Leasing a vehicle costs more and, in most cases, you commit to leasing over an extended period of time – up to 60 months. But this option can still be better than buying a truck or renting one short-term. Primarily, your cash outlay upfront is less than buying. You can lease almost 100 percent of the vehicle, while buying it may require a down payment of 25 percent or more. You do not want to tie up too much of your cash as you launch your business. Also, if you transport goods on a consistent basis, a long-term lease probably will save you money over a short-term rental. Also, leasing offers tax advantages over buying a truck or van.
Retail Business and Wholesale Business
If you get business directly from local shippers, this we call Retail Business. If you get business from Brokers this we call Wholesale business. To have a healthy business you could have a combination of both these income streams.
My Virtual Fleet is not open to Shippers. We are not open to Drivers . We are only open to Brokers and Carriers. Carriers must have a one million dollar liability policy and one hundred thousand dollar Cargo policy. Carriers also must have an MC Number.