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What you need to know about freight 48


Q: How do i get paid and how long does it take?

A: You will receive your money directly to your bank account as soon as the load is booked, we do not touch that money, it is 100% yours and we have no access to it, as it is booked under your USDOT authority. Pay out time is usually 24-48 hours after the load is dropped depending on who you factor with. We can also contact the shipper directly on your behalf for a quick pay.

Q: How does Freight 48 charge me?

A: We will invoice you once per week on every Friday. 

Q: How long does it take to get set up?
A: If you provide all necessary documents, within 2 hours.

Q: What areas can I run?
A: We can run you in all 48 states or within area you specify. Most our clients run in Southeast, Midwest and North East regions.

Q: How long do I have to stay on the road?
A: This is entirely up to you!

Q: What rates can I average?
A: Average rate for loaded mile is $3.98 per mile. Our absolute average for loaded and empty is $3.90 per every mile driven. However, this depends on your time in business, safety rating and numbers of states you are able to run.

Q: Can I run local/regional?
A: Yes, as long as you are comfortable running less miles (1000-1800 per week). On the other hand, depending on your location you can average $4.00-$4.50 per every mile running short distance.

Q: What kind of freight can you book for me to haul?
A: We book all kinds of freight from watermelons to airplane parts. If you have specific request please let us know.

Q: How will you bill me?
A: We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as cash app and western union direct deposit. With weekly plan a recurring charge will be set up so you don’t have to worry about sending in payments every week.

Q: Do I need my own Motor Carrier Authority?
A: Yes. Unless you are leased to a carrier and just need assistance dispatching your current shipments.

Q: What kind company requirements do you have?
A: We prefer time in business of 6 month, but do not require it. Other than that your authority and insurance must be active.

Q: Do you have a broker license?
A: No. We do not have broker license and book everything under your authority. By doing so, we can not "cut" your rate as some broker-dispatch companies do!

Q: For what type of trailer can you book freight?
A: Dry van freight is our specialty. However we also work with reefer and flatbed carriers. 

Q: I have found dispatcher who charges less. Can you lower your fees?
A: No. We believe that anyone who is charging less will have to run more trucks to sustain their business, which in return will degrade service quality and lower rates booked for carrier. We have a rule of "no more than 5 trucks per dispatcher" in order to insure our client is getting highest available rates on the market. And by doing so, we basically make our service much more affordable than competition.