I offered to back haul coal into New England on the "Need Coal, Post it here" thread and Richard S deleted it a week ago..
I don't get it. I thought this forum was about helping people.
There should be a section where load matching can occur. The "hauling schedule" on Yesterday's Tractor's website works very well. I'll be receiving 640 lbs of machinery this week from WY at half price ($300). I can visualize people traveling along I-80 or I-81 with empty pickups who would be willing to truck coal for expenses and a reasonable rate for the diversion..
I have never been able to do anything with UShip.com. I can get common carrier quotes for less money.
Last year I went to the southern CA desert to get antique truck parts for myself and got four paying loads. I delivered a Ford tractor to Topeka, KS from Pawtucket, RI ($500), a model A Ford to LA from Phoenix, AZ ($200), a VW engine to Kansas City, KS from near NYC ($60), and a diamond T pickup from Bakersfield, CA to New Haven, CT ($1100). All my expenses were paid and the shipees saved a pile of money.