Yes! NextLOAD is a free load board. Anyone can create a free account, log in and search for freight to haul anytime. Brokers and shippers can post loads for free too. We built NextLOAD to be a tool for Apex Capital Factoring clients, so if you want to get paid faster and start factoring your freight bills, you’ll be able to see more detailed credit information and fuel discounts available on the Apex Fuel Card program with available loads in NextLOAD.
How to create a NextLOAD account (it's free!)
- Click Here.
- Select "Register" under the Log In button.
- Complete the form with a valid email address and secure password. Your email address will be your username when you log in.
- You will receive an email to validate your account. Click the button in that email to activate your NextLOAD account.
When you log into NextLOAD, you’ll be on our “search loads” screen. You can search for freight by origin, destination, weight, truckload or less-than-truckload freight, equipment type, and more! Our load board updates in near real-time, so you’ll get a notification when we find a new load that matches your criteria. You can save searches you want to come back to by clicking "save search" above the search filter area.
Create a NextLOAD Posting Account:
- After you have created your account and logged in, select "+Post" on the top left of the screen.
- Your company information that you entered to create your account will be submitted to NextLOAD for review. We check whether a company has the proper authority to post loads, as a carrier, you can continue to search for loads. If you're approved or we need more information, you will be contacted.
- Once you are approved to post, you can click "+Post" at the top left of the screen
Fill out the form including the:
- Pickup and drop-off location
- Length of the freight
- Required equipment type
- If it is truckload or LTL freight
- Any other information you want to provide about the freight.
NextLOAD integrates with Aljex Software, AscendTMS, Navigator TMS, McLeod Software, and TransportPro. If you use any of these TMS systems, we can connect your account to post automatically.
Custom load posting integration We can create a custom integration for brokers and shippers to post loads quickly and easily. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
PostEverywhere® Method: If you use PostEverywhere® to post loads, your available freight may already be on NextLOAD! Contact us to verify.
When you are logged in, manage your available freight by selecting "Manage" at the top left of the page.
We are working on adding truck posting in the near future. To be the first to know about updates and new features, subscribe to our newsletter.
To arrange to haul a load or learn more about an available load, you should contact the broker or shipper directly. Click on a posted load to open the load details. There, you’ll find more information about the freight and the contact information for the broker or shipper who posted it.
NextLOAD is built to be accessible on an internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet. To access NextLOAD on your mobile device, you can add a bookmark and access NextLOAD just like a mobile app. Learn how to add a bookmark here.
On the load details screen, there is a map of the route. For Apex factoring clients using NextLOAD, this screen will also show all the truck stops along the route where you can get discounts on fuel. You can get our Apex TCS fuel card and get access to fuel discounts and the fuel finder.Learn more about our fuel card program.
Most of the available freight on NextLOAD is general freight, but brokers and shippers are able to post special loads if available. You can find cargo van loads, reefer loads, flatbed loads, auto hauler loads, heavy hauler loads, hot shot loads, hopper loads and many other types of freight for different equipment. Use the "Equipment" search filter to select various types of freight and narrow your search.
If a broker or shipper has established credit with Apex Capital, a freight factoring company, a small blue chevron will appear in the "credit" column. To get more detailed credit on a broker or shipper, you need to be an Apex factoring client. When you start factoring, you'll be able to check credit instantly on the brokers and shippers who have freight to haul.
You can sign up for the Apex Fuel Card program through TCS Fuel that will give you substantial discounts on fuel at major truck stops nationwide. Learn more and get started here.
NextLOAD is a load board for trucking companies, brokers, shippers, owner-operators, and drivers, and we're always trying to make it a better tool for you. If you want to hear about new features and improvements first, sign up for our newsletter here.
Newly available loads are automatically in nearly real-time. Unlike other load boards, we don't charge you extra for this feature.
Yes. We take loads down every night that expired that day so you don't have to worry about irrelevant loads cluttering up the list. Loads listed might already be booked, but we do allow the broker or shipper to manage posted loads and remove them.
Not every broker or shipper puts a rate with the available loads they post because they want you to call them directly to negotiate a rate and determine if you want to haul the freight for them.
NextLOAD works in ChromeTM, Mircorsoft Edge®, Firefox®, and Safari®. If NextLOAD doesn't look right, try logging out and back in in a new browser window.
On the Sign-in page, click "Forgot Password?" below the password box. Enter your email address and you'll receive an email with instructions to reset your password.
There is one account per email address. Multiple people can log in with the same address and password, but we cannot create multiple users per email account. With different email addresses, you can create as many free freight searching accounts as you would like!
The age of an available load is how long ago the load was posted to NextLOAD. Available loads refresh in near real-time, so the age will go from seconds to minutes, hours, days, weeks and months.
Yes! If you want to get your own operating authority and start your own trucking company, the Apex Startup Program is what you need!