Right now, more than 72% of freight in the United States economy is carried on the back of trucks. Since truck drivers move the economy, there's no shortage of opportunities available for drivers willing to carry the loads. A large amount of these jobs are available to owner-operators, who are independent contractor truckers that arrange for and take their own loads. If you're a truck driver entrepreneur that is looking to find your own loads, straight truck load boards are a great way to pile some work onto your schedule.
If you are preparing to haul an overweight load sometime soon, you probably already know that you will need to have a permit to do so. You might be concerned about having your application denied, which can really get in the way of your plans, whether you are planning on hauling an overweight load for yourself or if your company is offering this service for someone else. If you're wondering how you can avoid having your application denied, keep these things in mind.