Describing itself as a service that brings “dump trucks and contractors together,” DumpTruckLoads.com claims to be the only network of its kind in the world. According to the site, contractors can use it to post loads and find available trucks while truckers can find loads and backhauls. We wanted to see just how easy this process was.
If DumpTruckLoads.com has one major selling point, it's that it fulfills a niche. The app is made to provide common ground for dump-truck operators who want to find jobs and contractors who need regional lading. While the concept is simple enough, the site includes a number of options that are worth further examination.
Operators can discover jobs by browsing the available listings under the “Find Loads” menu. Numerous search options make it easy to refine the results based on start locations, end destinations, date ranges, and whether or not the job is a union load. Trucking companies can also search by truck type to filter out jobs they might not be able to perform.
The site also offers profile customization options that might help contractors get in touch with truckers. For instance, companies can upload images of their insurance certificates or indicate which kinds of vehicles they operate and how many they have in service.
In addition, it's possible to add extra users to your company account to make management a bit easier and determine who receives email and text messages when new loads are added in your locale. There didn't seem to be an option for contractors to get notifications when new trucks became available locally, but the site does send real-time updates and messages about the status of ongoing loads you've posted.
True, DumpTruckLoads.com offers a lot of nice features, but it also has a few drawbacks. For instance, while contractors can indicate that certain trucking companies are their favorite or preferred shippers, we couldn't find publicly accessible ratings that would let new contractors gauge the quality of a specific truck operator. The site lets you view loads in a list view or on a map — which is nice — but we noticed some bugs when we tried to switch between the two view options. Overall, this is a very promising site that just needs time to improve to work out the kinks.
At the time of this review, DumpTruckLoads.com offered free membership accounts, but the appearance of the site seemed to suggest that paid options might come in the future.
- English and Spanish options
- Free membership
- Real-time notifications via text message and email
- No ratings system
- Somewhat cluttered interface
- Sign-up required to browse loads
This is a web-based app, so it should work with Android as well as Apple devices.
Membership is free. It's unclear whether the site takes a commission for completed jobs.
3.5 out of 5