We connect shippers and carriers to decrease deadhead and avoid empty trucks

Our Story

The idea stems from Arun's experience moving from Saint Louis to Ann Arbor. His initial plan was to book a shipping container and do the loading himself.

While looking for help with unloading, he found an Ann Arbor company who was moving someone to Saint Louis during the same time frame. Instead of driving home an empty truck, they offered Arun a discounted move - a win-win!

Our goal is to recreate this for other shippers and carriers. That’s why we formed Backlode.

Why Join Backlode?

Expand your online presence

Benefit from our national partner network and marketing campaigns.

Retain control

We do not use mysterious pricing algorithms. Negotiate your own prices and continue to use your current process for billing and customer management.

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Increase revenue from existing customers

Increase your business efficiency for existing customers. By decreasing your dead head costs and avoiding empty trucks, we allow you to compete with larger van lines on pricing.

Grow your business footprint

Access our lead database to broaden your company's reach.

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Keep your workflow

We will work with you to integrate into your workflow so you do not need to migrate away from your current business software.

What makes Backlode different?

We are not moving brokers and we are not like other moving sales websites. We do not charge for leads or for listing on our platform. What's the catch? We want you to pass some of your savings on to our users!

We're unique

How We Work

  • Signup


    Upload and maintain a list of your company's shipments.

  • Browse


    Search our database for leads to set up a pool or backhaul. Our matching algorithm will also alert you when new leads are available within your service area.

  • Message


    Send and receive messages with Backlode users.

  • Negotiate


    Negotiate and finalize your shipping agreement.




$0 / month

  • List your existing moves
  • Access to our lead database
  • Email alerts for new leads
  • Customer support via email
  • No set up fees
  • No listing fees
  • No contact fees

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