October 15, 2008 1:44 AM EDT
As an ex trucker ( company driver ) I can relate to a lot of what you`re going through. Is the 200 mile radius a requirement for some special reason? That can be pretty limiting if the available freight doesn`t meet that need. Have you considered leasing into a bigger carrier that has contracts or good amounts of dedicated runs and customers?
One option besides loadboards, and maybe a little time consuming, is to search for area businesses ( northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan ) that could use flatbed service, and contact them directly, relating why you would be a good option for them to use your service.
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