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LTI Delivers Reduces Check Calls by 40%
LTI Delivers Reduces Check Calls by 40%

Company Snapshot: LTI Delivers is an Iowa based transportation solutions provider that offers logistics, trucking, and intermodal services. LTI Delivers is a full-service transportation company that offers transportation management, freight brokerage and truckload services encompassing freight management, temperature-controlled, refrigerated, dry van, bulk, hopper, and dedicated solutions. LTI Delivers places a high value on customer satisfaction and long-term retention of its…

Load Tracking Technology That Respects Your Privacy, Adds Value to Your Trucking Business
Load Tracking Technology That Respects Your Privacy, Adds Value to Your Trucking Business

Last month, we surveyed a group of truckers to get their thoughts on load tracking technologies. Needless to say, privacy, transparency and poor performance are still major concerns for truckers when it comes to load tracking mobile apps. In this blog, we discuss the results of this short survey, including some of the comments from individual truckers, and how the…

December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)
December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy New Year from the Trucker Tools team! December is always a busy month, which is why we’ve rounded up our best blogs of the month for you right here! We closed out 2019 and the…

LTI Delivers Raises the Bar on Shipper Service Offerings with Trucker Tools
LTI Delivers Raises the Bar on Shipper Service Offerings with Trucker Tools

For small and mid-sized brokerages, choosing technology with a high return on investment is crucial, especially when competing with larger brokers. The results that LTI Delivers has achieved with Trucker Tools proves that you don’t need limitless resources, expensive infrastructure or a long timeline to increase the service that you provide to shippers as a brokerage. With smart decision making,…

How Schneider Is Using Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now To Enhance the Trucker Experience, Build Carrier Loyalty
How Schneider Is Using Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now To Enhance the Trucker Experience, Build Carrier Loyalty

Schneider is one of the largest and most successful trucking companies in the country. The company employs approximately 20,000 people across the United States with annual revenue of approximately $5 billion. Schneider’s services encompass truckload, intermodal, brokerage, and logistics. In a recent webinar with Trucker Tools and Talking Logistics, Ben Schuchart, VP of Operations for Schneider Transportation Management, discussed how…

How Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Respects the Privacy of Truckers While Meeting the Visibility Needs of Brokers
How Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Respects the Privacy of Truckers While Meeting the Visibility Needs of Brokers

Load tracking (also known as freight visibility) is something that your broker and 3PL partners likely talk to you about a lot. It may also be a source of frustration for you, especially if you’re an owner-operator or small to mid-sized trucking company that works with many different brokers and 3PLs. In this blog, we break down why visibility is…

Why Industry Average 30 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Isn’t Good Enough for Your Shippers — or Your Brokerage
Why Industry Average 30 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Isn’t Good Enough for Your Shippers — or Your Brokerage

Providing accurate, continuous visibility to your shipper customers is more important than ever in your freight brokerage or logistics business. If you want to retain your current shipper customers and potentially grow your business, you have to be able to deliver freight visibility that goes beyond the industry average 30 to 40 percent tracking compliance success rate. Many shippers require…

Increase Visibility Compliance to 80% or Higher To Meet Your Shippers’ KPI Requirements
Increase Visibility Compliance to 80% or Higher To Meet Your Shippers’ KPI Requirements

Efficiency equals cost-savings for your shipper partners, which is why shippers lean heavily on key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge the efficiency of their operations. Shippers define what their KPIs are, so there may be some variance between shippers. However, most shippers are concerned with four major transportation KPIs: on-time delivery, on-time pick-up, dwell time and on-time delivery to the…

December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)
December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy New Year from the Trucker Tools team! December is always a busy month, which is why we’ve rounded up our best blogs of the month for you right here! We closed out 2019 and the…

How Trucker Tools’ Solutions Strengthen the Entire Supply Chain
How Trucker Tools’ Solutions Strengthen the Entire Supply Chain

The trucking industry currently is at a critical juncture. Trucking is being reshaped, as we speak, influenced by emerging digital freight start-ups and the entrance of corporations like Uber Freight and Amazon into the market. New technology, a global economy and an increase in the number of small trucking companies also are changing how all of us in the trucking…

November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)
November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Trucker Tools! In the spirit of giving, we’ve put together a summary of our best blogs from the last month. In this roundup, learn more about Trucker Tools’…

November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)
November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Trucker Tools! In the spirit of giving, we’ve put together a summary of our best blogs from the last month. In this roundup, learn more about Trucker Tools’…

Kingsgate Logistics Goes Live with Trucker Tools “Book-It-Now” Automated Load Booking
Kingsgate Logistics Goes Live with Trucker Tools “Book-It-Now” Automated Load Booking

Implements fully operational, advanced digital carrier engagement platform, completely automates load booking and confirmation process. Reduces time, cost to “cover” a load from as much as 2 hours to less than 15 minutes. Expands Kingsgate’s access to a capacity network of over 725,000 truckers on the industry-leading Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App. Addresses driver demands for increased automation, quality loads…

Schneider Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Adds Integrated “Book-it-Now” Automated Load Booking to Operating Platform
Schneider Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Adds Integrated “Book-it-Now” Automated Load Booking to Operating Platform

Begins network-wide commercial operation of a fully automated, third-party digital freight booking platform for brokers and carriers. Significantly enhances ease of doing business for independent truckers and small fleets; improves driver experience, productivity, satisfaction. RESTON, VA – NOVEMBER 12, 2019 – Trucker Tools LLC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, announced…

Why Carriers Don’t Want To Use Your Single Function Freight Tracking App
Why Carriers Don’t Want To Use Your Single Function Freight Tracking App

In a recent survey, shippers named visibility as the top problem that technology is capable of solving. Despite visibility’s importance to shippers, average tracking compliance success rates in the trucking industry hover between 30 and 40 percent. As you likely know, one of the biggest inhibitors of greater visibility is low carrier adoption of freight tracking technology. In this blog,…

Trucker Tools’ Free Driver App Respects Your Privacy, Has Minimal Impact on Data and Battery Life
Trucker Tools’ Free Driver App Respects Your Privacy, Has Minimal Impact on Data and Battery Life

As a trucker, you need tools that simplify life on the road — plain and simple. You don’t want to use seven or eight different mobile apps during the course of your day that drains your battery or use up all your data. You definitely don’t want to use apps that don’t respect your privacy. And if you’re like most…

Real Women in Trucking – Advocating for Safer Training Environments for New Truckers
Real Women in Trucking – Advocating for Safer Training Environments for New Truckers

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received more than 400 gender-discrimination complaints between 2005 and 2015, which is a substantial number, considering that only six percent of truck drivers are female. Of those, one in six reported a racial component of the misconduct and two-thirds said they were retaliated against for reporting the harassment or assault. Though no large-scale studies…

What makes choosing Trucker Tools’ visibility solution so clever
What makes choosing Trucker Tools’ visibility solution so clever

Real-time visibility is what you need to deliver high-quality results and service. But if you’re like most brokers, you track a large portion of your loads by making phone calls to dispatchers or truckers. Even though you realize that calling each dispatcher/trucker multiple times isn’t a cost-effective process for your business, you may struggle to find an effective visibility solution…

Best Practices for Hauling Temperature-Controlled Loads
Best Practices for Hauling Temperature-Controlled Loads

Hauling temperature-controlled loads come with its own challenges, no matter what the season. In the winter, cold weather and rapid fluctuations in outdoor temperatures can cause freight to freeze or completely ruin temp-controlled loads that include produce or pharmaceutical products. Even a temperature deviation of two degrees can potentially decrease the shelf life of freight by up to 50 percent,…

Integration Partner Highlight: Teknowlogi
Integration Partner Highlight: Teknowlogi

Teknowlogi, Trucker Tools’ newest integration partner, is a California-based transportation automation company known for its innovative solutions that leverage the power of automation and artificial intelligence. The company’s focus on delivering a high return on investment, ease of use, and high-quality service and support to its customers matches Trucker Tools’ values, which center on providing ongoing value and support to multiple…

Q&A With Industry Influencer Brian Phillips: Tips and Recommended Tools for Truckers
Q&A With Industry Influencer Brian Phillips: Tips and Recommended Tools for Truckers

Brian Phillips is a flatbed owner-operator who works for RiverDog Express in its Open Deck trucking division. When he’s not on the road pulling his 53’ Reitnouer Low Pro Step Deck, he’s creating content for his YouTube channel, Driven Trucking, which has more than one million views and 16,000 subscribers. On his YouTube channel, Brian offers tips, perspective, and advice…

Monthly Link Round-Up: What Visibility Vendors Aren’t Telling You, Game-Changer Book-It-Now and a Universal Platform for Carriers and Brokers
Monthly Link Round-Up: What Visibility Vendors Aren’t Telling You, Game-Changer Book-It-Now and a Universal Platform for Carriers and Brokers

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. We covered a lot of ground in our blogs in October! In this roundup, you can find out what most visibility vendors don’t want you to know (don’t worry, it’s good news) and how to reduce your…

Monthly Link Round-Up: Transparent Load Tracking, Business Tips and How Book-It-Now Can Increase Your Profits
Monthly Link Round-Up: Transparent Load Tracking, Business Tips and How Book-It-Now Can Increase Your Profits

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. We covered a lot of ground in our blogs in October! In this roundup, you can learn more about how Trucker Tools’ load tracking provides transparency for truckers and how using Trucker Tools’ driver app can improve…

Quenching the Trucking Industry’s Thirst for Automation, Why Driver Experience Must Come First, Strategies for Success
Quenching the Trucking Industry’s Thirst for Automation, Why Driver Experience Must Come First, Strategies for Success

Featured Speakers: Ben Schuchart, Vice President of Operations, Schneider Transportation Management Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO, Trucker Tools Today’s truckload transportation industry relies on tens of thousands of “micro” fleets and independent owner-operators.  They’re challenged every day to keep the wheels turning and move as many loads as quickly, safely and on-time as possible.  That’s how they make money and…

Integration Partner Highlight: J.J. Keller & Associates
Integration Partner Highlight: J.J. Keller & Associates

For the last 66 years, J.J. Keller & Associates has been providing safety and regulatory compliance expertise to employers in the transportation industry. The company’s offerings have evolved over the years to include DOT, OSHA workplace safety, construction industry, and human resources products and services, as well as online courses and video training. J.J. Keller also develops and offers technology-based…

How Trucker Tools’ 800,000+ Trucker Network and Book-It-Now Can Help You Grow Your Brokerage
How Trucker Tools’ 800,000+ Trucker Network and Book-It-Now Can Help You Grow Your Brokerage

In October, Trucker Tools’ carrier network surpassed the 800,000 mark. Translation: more than three-quarters of a million truckers have downloaded and are using Trucker Tools’ free driver app! Last April, our carrier network was 600,000-strong, which means it has increased by 25 percent over a short six month period. The good news is that your brokerage can tap into Trucker Tools’ large carrier…

Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: Offering Brokers Fully-Automated, Real-Time Load Booking
Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: Offering Brokers Fully-Automated, Real-Time Load Booking

Here at Trucker Tools, we stand by what we say. When we say that our Book-It-Now load booking software fully automates your booking process with carriers, we mean it! Trucker Tools Book-It-Now solution makes the load booking experience seamless for both you and your carrier partners. When you use Book-It-Now in your brokerage, you gain a tremendous efficiency advantage that ultimately can…

Real-Time Visibility: Providing Value Across the Supply Chain
Real-Time Visibility: Providing Value Across the Supply Chain

Freight visibility — knowing precisely where shipments are and when they will arrive —  is one of the most significant challenges for the supply chain. When visibility is accurate and continuous, every segment of the supply chain benefits, from truckers and dispatchers to brokers, shippers, and consumers. If real-time load tracking data isn’t available, the negative effects also are felt across…

How Trucker Tools’ Automated, Real-Time Load Tracking can be the Difference-Maker for Smaller Brokerages
How Trucker Tools’ Automated, Real-Time Load Tracking can be the Difference-Maker for Smaller Brokerages

If you’re a broker running 100 loads or less each month, you may think that a high-quality, accurate load tracking platform is out of your financial reach. Think again! At Trucker Tools, we create solutions that specifically serve the needs of small and mid-sized brokerages like yours. That’s why our load tracking platform is made to integrate with all of the…

Get Ready for the Launch of the New Version of Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Get Ready for the Launch of the New Version of Trucker Tools’ Driver App

The entire team here at Trucker Tools is excited to introduce the newest version of our free driver app, which can be your go-to app while you’re on the road and during home time. The biggest change in our newest, soon to be released version of Trucker Tools’ driver app is the way that it looks. Based on feedback from you…

How Digital Platforms are Driving a New Era in Transportation – and Why Visibility Technology is more Important Than Ever
How Digital Platforms are Driving a New Era in Transportation – and Why Visibility Technology is more Important Than Ever

Featured Speakers: Mike Riccio, Chief Marketing Officer, Leonard’s Express Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO, Trucker Tools As 2019 comes to a close one development stands out – it has been a year of remarkable, disruptive and transformative change for technology in transportation. At the heart has been the rise of digital platforms, and their promise for remaking – some would…

Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Truck Stop Guide & Fuel Prices
Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Truck Stop Guide & Fuel Prices

This series of blogs, Driver App Tips, provides practical guidance for truckers on using Trucker Tools’ free mobile driver application. Read time: two minutes. Time to apply new skill: one minute. Benefits: •         Find nearby truck stops, cheapest fuel in seconds. •         Plan stops on your route. •         Reduce time spent using multiple apps. •         Increase efficiency. One of the…

Business Tips for Owner-Operators and Small Trucking Companies
Business Tips for Owner-Operators and Small Trucking Companies

With previous experience working for shipper, carrier and broker companies, industry influencer Craig Bliss has a unique perspective on the ins and outs of today’s freight market. Trucker Tools recently interviewed Craig about the current state of the industry and asked him how owner-operators and small trucking companies can meet the challenges of today’s competitive market. Here, we’ve gathered Craig’s advice on…

Visibility Technologies – Why They’re Not All the Same, Key Strategies for Increasing Carrier Adoption, Compliance
Visibility Technologies – Why They’re Not All the Same, Key Strategies for Increasing Carrier Adoption, Compliance

Watch the recording of our recent webinar with Choptank Transport. The challenge of visibility – the technology options, ensuring timeliness and quality and accomplishing it reliably and accurately – has been the bane of carriers and brokers ever since the first truck picked up the first shipment, and the customer asked, “where’s my load.” Yet defining the ideal visibility solution,…

Carrier Business Tip: Use Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now to Increase the Profitability of your Trucking Business
Carrier Business Tip: Use Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now to Increase the Profitability of your Trucking Business

Time is money in the trucking business, especially for owner-operators and trucking companies. It’s pretty simple: when you reduce the time you spend on manual tasks in your trucking business, you gain more time for moving freight, finding the next load and making more money. Earlier this year, we added a powerful new digital load booking feature to the Trucker Tools free driver app…

Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Brokers
Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Brokers

At Trucker Tools, we specialize in delivering solutions that make brokers, 3PLs, and carriers more efficient in their daily operations. This dedication to creating practical, easy to use solutions that automate daily tasks using leading-edge technology has led to widespread adoption of both our free driver app and Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Here are five statistics…

Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Trucking Companies and Owner Operators
Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Trucking Companies and Owner Operators

Efficiency is everything in the transportation business, especially for carriers and owner-operators. Time saved on daily tasks can be the difference between a decent year and a fantastic year when it comes to revenue. Check out these five facts about the Trucker Tools driver app that illustrate why so many owner-operators and carriers have incorporated Trucker Tools’ solutions into their…

Trucker Tools Named a FreightTech 100 Company by FreightWaves
Trucker Tools Named a FreightTech 100 Company by FreightWaves

We’re happy to report that Trucker Tools has received a FreightWaves 2020 FreightTech 100 Award for the second consecutive year! The FreightTech 100 Awards recognize the most innovative, impactful and disruptive leaders in the freight industry. Trucker Tools is proud to be recognized again on this year’s list. FreightWaves received more than 1,200 nominations for this year’s FreightTech 100 Awards, encompassing a…

Trucker Tools’ Soon-To-Be Released Driver Lifestyle App: More Than Just Load Tracking
Trucker Tools’ Soon-To-Be Released Driver Lifestyle App: More Than Just Load Tracking

Over the summer, the development team at Trucker Tools has been hard at work on making our free mobile driver app better than ever. We are excited to announce that a new version of the Trucker Tools driver app is scheduled to be available in Apple’s App Store this fall, followed by the Google Play Store shortly thereafter. With the…

Integration Partner Highlight: Freight Management Systems
Integration Partner Highlight: Freight Management Systems

We’re excited to name Freight Management Systems, Inc. as a new integration partner because of the company’s long-standing commitment to continuous improvement and helping its customers flourish. For the last 30 years, FMS has been providing logistics software solutions to trucking companies and freight brokers, forwarders and agents of all sizes. With an emphasis on helping transportation companies automate manual…

Q&A with Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli: Greater Visibility Compliance, Carrier Adoption, ELDs, and the Role Technology Plays in Growing Your Brokerage
Q&A with Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli: Greater Visibility Compliance, Carrier Adoption, ELDs, and the Role Technology Plays in Growing Your Brokerage

In our recent FreightWaves webinar on how visibility is non-negotiable for brokers, several of the webinar’s attendees posed some thoughtful questions to Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli about Trucker Tools’ visibility solution and the freight market. We loved the insightful questions from the audience, so we’re sharing those here with Prasad’s responses. Read on to learn more about how Trucker…

Trucker Tools’ Driver App Tracks the Load, Not the Trucker
Trucker Tools’ Driver App Tracks the Load, Not the Trucker

If you’re like most truckers, you no doubt have some strong opinions about freight tracking apps. Maybe you refuse to use tracking apps altogether because you feel like you never know when tracking starts and stops. Or you may use some freight tracking apps, but do so uneasily, always wondering if the location data pulled from the app will somehow…

Brokers: Reduce Variable Cost of Covering Loads to Near Zero with Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now
Brokers: Reduce Variable Cost of Covering Loads to Near Zero with Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now

Time is everything in the transportation business. If you can reduce the time that you spend finding and securing capacity, you can reduce your brokerage’s cost per load, increase overall load volume and ultimately increase profitability for your business. Read on to learn how Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now can help you reduce the variable cost of covering a load to practically…

Brokers: The Future You Want Is Already Here
Brokers: The Future You Want Is Already Here

The level of competition in the freight brokerage market is off the charts right now. To remain competitive as a freight broker, you have to meet your shipper’s needs, foster good relationships with carriers and keep your operation running efficiently. One of the greatest challenges you face when trying to meet these goals is the fragmented nature of the current…

Trucker Tools’ Affordable Visibility Solution: Raising Visibility Compliance, Reducing Check Calls and Lowering Costs for Brokers
Trucker Tools’ Affordable Visibility Solution: Raising Visibility Compliance, Reducing Check Calls and Lowering Costs for Brokers

If you’re a broker, freight visibility is something that you spend a lot of time working on and thinking about, and with good reason. Major shippers require 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance for their loads. If you don’t deliver that level of visibility, you risk losing the shipper’s business. (No pressure!) You probably feel stuck using single-function freight tracking…

Industry Influencer Craig Bliss Talks Trends and the Future of Trucking
Industry Influencer Craig Bliss Talks Trends and the Future of Trucking

Craig Bliss is the creator and moderator of the Facebook networking group Freight Brokers & Truck Drivers. Craig also hosts the podcast Talk Freight w/Craig Bliss and is co-owner of Freightbrand, a carrier-focused consulting agency based in Phoenix, Ariz. Drawing on his previous experience working as a shipper, broker, and carrier, Craig helps businesses identify areas for potential operational improvement…

Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: A Game-Changer for Brokers and Carriers
Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: A Game-Changer for Brokers and Carriers

Every once in a while, a technology comes along that is truly transformative. That’s how we at Trucker Tools view Book-It-Now, a powerful tool included in our Smart Capacity carrier relationship and capacity management platform. Over the past few years, we’ve been talking with brokers and carriers about Book-It-Now at public forums, trade shows and our customer advisory board meetings.…

Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Book-It-Now
Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Book-It-Now

This series of blogs, Driver App Tips, provides practical guidance for truckers on using Trucker Tools’ free mobile driver application. Read time: two minutes. Time to apply new skill: one minute. Benefits: Find freight loads in seconds. Book loads in advance. Reduce phone calls with brokers. Increase efficiency. Trucker Tools recently launched a new tool called Book-It-Now, available now in…

Carriers: Are You Responsible for Load Tracking?
Carriers: Are You Responsible for Load Tracking?

As an owner-operator or small to mid-sized trucking company, you may think to yourself, “Why is freight visibility my problem?” It’s a good and natural question, which is why we’ve dedicated a whole blog to it. Read on to learn how you can use an all-in-one alternative app that can increase the efficiency of your business instead of the single…

How To Avoid Choosing a Visibility Vendor Who Might Compete with Your Brokerage
How To Avoid Choosing a Visibility Vendor Who Might Compete with Your Brokerage

If you’re a broker looking at available load tracking solutions, there are some key questions that you should be asking to ensure that your interests are protected and that the visibility vendor is the right match for your business. Here we take a look at some red flags that could indicate potential conflicts of interest with the vendor. 1. Is…

Integration Partner Highlight: Rand McNally
Integration Partner Highlight: Rand McNally

Trucker Tools’ integration partner, Rand McNally, was founded in 1856 in Chicago as a print shop that specialized in printing railroad guides. The company evolved over the years to become one of the most recognizable transportation and map publishing names in the United States. Today, Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel and trip planning for the trucking industry…

If I Use a Third-Party App, Will it Cannibalize My Broker App?
If I Use a Third-Party App, Will it Cannibalize My Broker App?

As the owner of a large or mid-sized brokerage or logistics company, you may have invested in developing a custom mobile app for your carriers to use. Freight visibility and easier freight matching probably motivated you to develop an app for your brokerage. Even with your own app, it’s likely that load tracking continues to be a challenge. If you’re…

We’re Dropping a New Version of the Trucker Tools Free Driver App…Soon!
We’re Dropping a New Version of the Trucker Tools Free Driver App…Soon!

Even though Trucker Tools’ driver app has been downloaded by over 725,000 truckers and more than 130,000 carriers, we aren’t done yet! We’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be launching a new version of our free mobile driver app in both the Apple App and Google Play stores. All of your favorite tools and features will still be included…

When Consistent, Reliable Load Tracking Is Non-Negotiable:  How to Win  Core Carrier Status
When Consistent, Reliable Load Tracking Is Non-Negotiable: How to Win Core Carrier Status

High reliability, real-time, accurate visibility compliance, and precision on-time pickups and deliveries are critical. It becomes table stakes in today’s high-velocity, e-commerce driven supply chains.  What’s the solution? It starts and ends with the truck driver. The challenge of visibility – and how to accomplish it consistently, reliably and accurately — has been around since the first truck picked up…

Who’s Responsible for Load Tracking: Brokers or Carriers?
Who’s Responsible for Load Tracking: Brokers or Carriers?

As an owner-operator or owner of a small to mid-sized trucking company, you may think to yourself, “Why is freight visibility my problem?” It’s a good and natural question. While getting the freight to its destination on time is the ultimate goal for truckers, brokers say that freight visibility is equally important to shippers. That’s why they ask you or…

Enhancing your TMS with real-time visibility; critical success factor for brokers
Enhancing your TMS with real-time visibility; critical success factor for brokers

Visibility has never been more important in today’s e-commerce driven market. Reliable, real-time, precise location intelligence – constantly updated — is often the difference between customer success or failure.   Trucker Tools had recently attended the McLeod user conference where we shared our insights on visibility tools and talked about the comprehensive visibility solution for truckload freight as an integrated McLeod…

What Are You Doing To Address Your Shipper’s Top Pain Point?
What Are You Doing To Address Your Shipper’s Top Pain Point?

Most of today’s shippers are demanding a minimum of 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance from brokers. A recent survey conducted by popular transportation publication confirms just how vital freight visibility is to shippers. In the survey, shippers were asked to name the biggest/greatest pain point that technology can solve. More than half of those shippers surveyed said poor freight…

Winning in a digital world:  How to turn the technology revolution to your advantage, and why all visibility apps are not equal
Winning in a digital world: How to turn the technology revolution to your advantage, and why all visibility apps are not equal

Freight brokers have two customers:  the beneficial owner of the freight, and the owner of the truck moving the load.  Both have the same desires: give me real-time visibility into an available load or shipment in transit, be process efficient and technology-friendly, and support my carriers and customers. Technology is the key. But, not all technologies functions are built the…

Tips on Using Trucker Tools’ Driver App To Make Your Owner-Operator or Small Trucking Business More Profitable
Tips on Using Trucker Tools’ Driver App To Make Your Owner-Operator or Small Trucking Business More Profitable

This blog is inspired by our recent conversation with owner-operator Tamara Brock. Tamara talked to us about how she uses Trucker Tools’ driver app to simplify her life on the road and increase her drive time. She had so many great ideas about using Trucker Tools’ driver app to work more efficiently that we wanted to unpack a few of…

Trucker Tools’ Driver App Delivers More Than One-Trick Pony Tracking Apps
Trucker Tools’ Driver App Delivers More Than One-Trick Pony Tracking Apps

If you’re an owner-operator or trucking company owner, you’re already familiar with one-trick pony tracking apps. One-trick pony apps are the apps that your shipper and broker customers ask you to use for tracking freight. They often don’t work and instead of making things more efficient, they leave you or your staff members with more work to do, not less.…

Integration Partner Highlight: Rise Up with Ascend TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: Rise Up with Ascend TMS

AscendTMS has the highest number of active users of any TMS in the world, making it the world’s most popular TMS software. With good reason. AscendTMS is a cloud-based TMS that requires no IT staff, installations, hardware or contracts. It’s suitable for businesses of any scale, from start-ups to established brokers, 3PLs and shippers. AscendTMS offers dispatch control, document management,…

Satisfy Your Shippers Visibility Needs with the Trucker Tools App
Satisfy Your Shippers Visibility Needs with the Trucker Tools App

When a shipper tells you that you need to use a specific load tracking mobile app with their freight, you probably think your only option is to push the app onto your carriers, knowing they don’t want to use it. We have good news! The truth is that you do have other options. What your shipper cares about most is…

Carriers: Instead of Adopting New Tracking Technology for Every Load, Encourage Partners To Use Tech That Works for You
Carriers: Instead of Adopting New Tracking Technology for Every Load, Encourage Partners To Use Tech That Works for You

Life as a trucker means constantly balancing competing demands for your attention and time. As broker, 3PL and shipper partners have become more insistent on tracking freight loads more closely, the pressure you feel as an owner-operator or carrier to use freight tracking technologies in everyday operations has continually ratcheted up. Most broker, shipper and 3PL partners want you to…

Monthly Link Round-Up: Syfan’s High Tracking Compliance Success, Raising Your Shipper Service Game and How To Reduce Your Cost Per Load
Monthly Link Round-Up: Syfan’s High Tracking Compliance Success, Raising Your Shipper Service Game and How To Reduce Your Cost Per Load

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. In the round-up for September, discover how brokers and logistics providers are more than doubling their tracking compliance success rates and raising their efficiency with Trucker Tools’ visibility solution. You’ll also find out how to raise…

Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Provides Transparency for Truckers
Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Provides Transparency for Truckers

As an owner-operator or small trucking company, it’s likely that your broker/shipper partners ask you to use specific freight tracking software when you haul their loads. You may be asked to share your location information with brokers and others through your smartphone with a freight-tracking app or by sharing the location data collected by your ELD. Most truckers and carriers…

Brokers: Understanding ELDs, Tracking-Only Apps and the Real-time Visibility Offered by Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Brokers: Understanding ELDs, Tracking-Only Apps and the Real-time Visibility Offered by Trucker Tools’ Driver App

As the need for visibility has become more intense, the methods for tracking freight have expanded. Brokers and 3PLs may request access to location data captured by a truck’s ELD for the purpose of tracking freight. Freight brokers also may be asked to use a shipper’s proprietary freight tracking software or single-function tracking-only app. A third option is the Trucker…

Build Trust with Carriers, Satisfy Shippers with Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution
Build Trust with Carriers, Satisfy Shippers with Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution

If you want to increase freight visibility for your brokerage or logistics company, this blog post is for you. In this post, we discuss how choosing a visibility technology that carriers trust and that integrates with your shipper’s preferred load tracking technology can strengthen relationships with both. Instead of passively accepting the low tracking compliance success rate of your shipper’s…

Is 30 to 40 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Good Enough for Your Brokerage/3PL Business?
Is 30 to 40 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Good Enough for Your Brokerage/3PL Business?

It’s a question worth asking, especially given the competitive nature of the freight brokerage and third-party logistics markets. If you want to outpace your competition, an average visibility rate just won’t do. Let’s face it: shippers are more likely to do repeat business with partners who can provide accurate, continuous freight visibility. When shippers have visibility for their shipments, they…

How Trucker Tools’ Driver App is Simplifying Life on the Road for One Trucker, Tamara Brock
How Trucker Tools’ Driver App is Simplifying Life on the Road for One Trucker, Tamara Brock

Owner-operator Tamara Brock has been a trucker for five years. She works for LTI Trucking Service, based in St. Louis, Mo., hauling primarily reefer and frozen freight in a region stretching from Texas to Pennsylvania. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Tamara about why she uses Trucker Tools’ free driver app, how it simplifies her life on the road and her…

Trucker Tools Carrier Dispatch Tip: Use Smart Capacity To Find Quality Loads
Trucker Tools Carrier Dispatch Tip: Use Smart Capacity To Find Quality Loads

This series of blogs, Smart Capacity Carrier Tips, provides practical guidance for dispatchers on using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Smart Capacity’s Data Aggregation Drives Efficiency For carrier dispatchers, having access to real-time information on available freight loads and available trucks in a single platform can be a major time-saver. Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity…

Trucker Tools Broker Tip: Automate, Streamline Manual Processes with Smart Capacity
Trucker Tools Broker Tip: Automate, Streamline Manual Processes with Smart Capacity

This series of blogs, Smart Capacity Broker Tips, provides practical guidance for freight brokers and logistics companies on using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Time to read: five minutes. When choosing the technology to use in your brokerage’s day-to-day operations, a solution’s ability to streamline manual tasks should be at the top of the…

Integration Partner Highlight: Award-Winning, Web-Based TMS Provider Tailwind
Integration Partner Highlight: Award-Winning, Web-Based TMS Provider Tailwind

Tailwind Transportation Software provides small and mid-sized trucking companies, freight brokerages and third-party logistics providers with an all-in-one cloud-based transportation management system that centralizes data entry and storage. Tailwind’s TMS is built on a monthly-subscription model and includes robust support, including online training, instructional videos and in-app support. Customers can choose from Tailwind’s standard, pro and enterprise TMS versions according…

Genpro Leveraging Trucker Tools Partnership To Increase Capacity Volume, Grow Carrier Networks and Boost Efficiency
Genpro Leveraging Trucker Tools Partnership To Increase Capacity Volume, Grow Carrier Networks and Boost Efficiency

For the last 30 years, freight brokerage and logistics service provider Genpro has been providing integrated shipper and carrier solutions to food producers, retailers, distributors, wholesalers and other manufacturers in the U.S. domestic market. Genpro’s flexible model lets shippers and carriers partner with Genpro in a meaningful way and drive true value to its operations and supply chain. In a…

Join Trucker Tools at the 2019 Trimble/TWM Systems in.sight User Conference + Expo
Join Trucker Tools at the 2019 Trimble/TWM Systems in.sight User Conference + Expo

On September 15-18, the Trucker Tools team will be in attendance at the 2019 in.sight User Conference + Expo in Houston, Texas, hosted by TMW Systems and its parent company, Trimble. The expo brings together transportation industry professionals and users of TMW Systems’ software from across the country. Expo attendees are invited to attend more than 350 educational sessions and…

Raise Your Shipper Service Offerings During Peak Shipping Season with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity
Raise Your Shipper Service Offerings During Peak Shipping Season with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity

Autumn is here and for the transportation industry, that means that peak shipping season is in full swing! During the months of August, September, and October, most companies’ sales are on the rise as consumers prepare for the start of the school year and the upcoming winter holidays. As a result, rates and overall freight volume are usually at their…

How Choptank Scores 97% Load Tracking Accuracy & 20% Greater Efficiency With Trucker Tools
How Choptank Scores 97% Load Tracking Accuracy & 20% Greater Efficiency With Trucker Tools

Read time: 15 min Double your tracking compliance, guaranteed! Otherwise, the month is on us. Watch this recording of our webinar on our recent case study with Choptank Transport. Choptank Transport is leveraging Trucker Tools’ real-time data to increase its carrier adoption of tracking technology, freight location accuracy, continuous freight tracking, and operational efficiency. Learn how Choptank: Gained full load…

How Tracking Key Efficiency Metrics Can Improve Your Brokerage’s Bottom Line
How Tracking Key Efficiency Metrics Can Improve Your Brokerage’s Bottom Line

Today, even small and mid-sized freight brokerage and logistics firms have access to powerful data streams that can provide valuable insight into how your business operates and performs. Analyzing metrics such as shipping accuracy, average dwell time and manual check-call/load rates provides insight into what your business is doing well and where it can improve. Understanding efficiency metrics can help…

Trucker Appreciation Week 2019: Thank You, Truckers!
Trucker Appreciation Week 2019: Thank You, Truckers!

This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is here! This week, Sept. 8-14, Trucker Tools and many others in the transportation industry and beyond are honoring professional truck drivers across this country. We’re saying a big thank you for all that you do, day in and day out. Thank you for making sure we have food on our tables every…

How Carriers Can Plant Seeds Now for Success in the 2020 Produce Season
How Carriers Can Plant Seeds Now for Success in the 2020 Produce Season

The 2019 produce season saw reduced freight markets due to severe weather and an increase in capacity, which kept freight rates lower than they were in 2018. Though rates have not been as high as last year, overall freight volume increased for the 2019 produce season. With multiple forces at work shaping the ebb and flow of the freight market,…

Learn How Your Brokerage Can Succeed in the New World of Digital Freight Management — at CSCMP’s EDGE 2019
Learn How Your Brokerage Can Succeed in the New World of Digital Freight Management — at CSCMP’s EDGE 2019

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is hosting its EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition September 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Trucker Tools will be in attendance at this premier industry event that includes more than 30 hours of educational content, 150+ exhibitors and more than 25 hours of networking with more than 3,000…

How Syfan Logistics achieved an average of 84% tracking compliance
How Syfan Logistics achieved an average of 84% tracking compliance

Company Snapshot: Syfan Logistics is a comprehensive third-party logistics (3PL) company that provides freight capacity, expedited delivery, freight management, and brokerage services to several industries Expertise in Foodstuffs Delivery – well-versed in hauling deadline-sensitive, perishable food products. Syfan owns its own fleet of over-the-road Syfan Transport trucks and trailers Client Challenges: How to provide accurate, start-to-finish freight visibility to shippers…

Monthly Link Round-Up: Trucker Tools’ Winning Visibility Solution, McLeod Software Partnership and the Power of API-based Tech at GATS 2019
Monthly Link Round-Up: Trucker Tools’ Winning Visibility Solution, McLeod Software Partnership and the Power of API-based Tech at GATS 2019

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. In this round-up, learn how achieving continuous, accurate freight visibility can be a win for all segments of the transportation industry, from brokers and 3PLs to shippers, carriers, and consumers. In our partner highlight feature, you can…

Talking Logistics: How Syfan Achieved an Average of 84% Tracking Compliance With Trucker Tools
Talking Logistics: How Syfan Achieved an Average of 84% Tracking Compliance With Trucker Tools

Freight visibility is a must-have for brokers and 3PLs due to the more stringent expectations of shippers. Shippers expect to know where their load is at all times. Providing timely and accurate information to shippers is very important for brokers in order to stay ahead of the competition. Syfan Logistics faced significant challenges in providing accurate, start to finish freight…

Simplify Life on the Road with Trucker Tools — at the 2019 Great American Trucking Show
Simplify Life on the Road with Trucker Tools — at the 2019 Great American Trucking Show

The countdown is on! The 2019 Great American Trucking Show is fast approaching and we couldn’t be happier. On Aug. 22-24, we’ll be joining trucking professionals and vendors from all over the world for GATS’ 20th-anniversary meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Trucker Tools team looks forward to GATS every year because it’s an event that is made for and celebrates…

Partner Highlight, A Leader in Innovation: McLeod Software
Partner Highlight, A Leader in Innovation: McLeod Software

For the last 34 years, McLeod Software has led the way in creating intelligent software solutions for the transportation industry. With an emphasis on leveraging the power of sophisticated technology, McLeod Software’s solutions have helped transform the business operations of trucking, freight brokerage, third-party logistics and shippers across the country. The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its…

How Syfan Logistics Increased Accurate Pick-Up and Delivery Confirmation by 50 Percent, Reduced Check-Calls by 30 Percent with Trucker Tool’s Driver App
How Syfan Logistics Increased Accurate Pick-Up and Delivery Confirmation by 50 Percent, Reduced Check-Calls by 30 Percent with Trucker Tool’s Driver App

Providing accurate and continuous visibility data to shippers is vital to third-party logistics providers and freight brokerages who want to stay ahead of their competitors. Trustworthy visibility data helps both segments of the transportation market provide precise ETAs to shippers. Reliable tracking information also allows 3PLs and brokers to be proactive in resolving shipping exceptions, unforeseen delays and other barriers…

How Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution Increases Efficiency, Strengthens Relationships for Shippers, Carriers, and Brokers
How Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution Increases Efficiency, Strengthens Relationships for Shippers, Carriers, and Brokers

Freight visibility/tracking can benefit shippers, carriers, and brokers by optimizing operations for efficiency and building positive business relationships. Though freight visibility can benefit all segments of the supply chain, it’s still a target that is often missed. Most visibility solutions are plagued by low carrier adoption rates, lack of transparency, limited functionality and incorrect location data. Unlike many freight tracking…

Trucker Tools Hosts Free Trucker Appreciation BBQ on July 17 in Ashland, VA
Trucker Tools Hosts Free Trucker Appreciation BBQ on July 17 in Ashland, VA

Truckers are the backbone of the American trucking, an industry that generated $800 billion in revenue in the U.S. economy in 2018. They haul approximately 10.5 billion tons of freight each year and move 70 percent of all goods that are transported within the United States. Each year, a trucker drives about 125,000 miles and spends an average of more…

How Trucker Tools’ Book It Now Increases Efficiency for Owner-operators and Carriers
How Trucker Tools’ Book It Now Increases Efficiency for Owner-operators and Carriers

Efficiency is everything when you’re an owner-operator or small freight carrier. But carriers and owner-operators have a lot to contend with in their day-to-day operations, including weather, traffic, detention, fuel stops, multiple drops, load booking, DOT hours-of-service rules, maintenance, multiple brokers/shippers and lots more. Multi-feature tools such as Trucker Tools’ driver app can help owner-operators and carriers streamline their daily…

Accurate, Automated Freight Tracking with Trucker Tools
Accurate, Automated Freight Tracking with Trucker Tools

Load Tracking is one of the 16 trucker-centric tools included in the Trucker Tools driver app. It is also a feature in Smart Capacity, Trucker Tools’ real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform for brokers, fleet dispatchers, and third-party logistics (3PL) providers. In simple terms, Trucker Tools’ load tracking allows brokers and 3PLs to track the location of their loads…

Trucker Tools Integration with MercuryGate TMS
Trucker Tools Integration with MercuryGate TMS

At Trucker Tools, we understand just how powerful data can be when it is shared across software systems and platforms. Real-time data exchange can increase the efficiency of daily operations, provide customers with highly accurate freight tracking information and help connect brokers and 3PLs with available capacity. That is why Trucker Tools forms partnership relationships with other service and software…

How Choptank Achieves 97 Percent Tracking Accuracy with Carrier-centric Solution
How Choptank Achieves 97 Percent Tracking Accuracy with Carrier-centric Solution

In this age of two-day home delivery and automated delivery notifications, customers expect visibility throughout the supply chain. Whether it’s the shipper, distributor or consumer, everyone expects to be able to track the progress of their freight, purchase or package. As a result, freight visibility (freight tracking) has become an absolute must-have service offering for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Many 3PLs,…

How Choptank Achieves 97% tracking accuracy with carrier-centric solution
How Choptank Achieves 97% tracking accuracy with carrier-centric solution

In this age of two-day home delivery and automated delivery notifications, customers expect visibility throughout the supply chain. Whether it’s the shipper, distributor or consumer, everyone expects to be able to track the progress of their freight, purchase or package. As a result, freight visibility (freight tracking) has become an absolute must-have service offering for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Many 3PLs,…

How Brokers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder — with Smart Capacity

Living and working in the age of Big Data comes with its own specific challenges. For brokers, one of the greatest challenges is getting available capacity and tracking/visibility information in a matter of seconds instead of hours. The ability to exchange real-time, accurate information with truckers can be the difference between seeing an increase or decrease in revenue for a…

How Brokers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder — With Smart Capacity
How Brokers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder — With Smart Capacity

Living and working in the age of Big Data comes with its own specific challenges. For brokers, one of the greatest challenges is getting available capacity and tracking/visibility information in a matter of seconds instead of hours. The ability to exchange real-time, accurate information with truckers can be the difference between seeing an increase or decrease in revenue for a…

Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers
Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers

Even if you are relatively new to the transportation industry, you have probably heard a lot about detention. Detention is when a trucker spends more time than expected at a shipper or receiver’s location waiting to load or unload freight. Why does detention occur? It can happen for a number of reasons on the shipper/receiver’s end, including inadequate staffing, overscheduling…

Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers
Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers

Even if you are relatively new to the transportation industry, you have probably heard a lot about detention. Detention is when a trucker spends more time than expected at a shipper or receiver’s location waiting to load or unload freight. Why does detention occur? It can happen for a number of reasons on the shipper/receiver’s end, including inadequate staffing, overscheduling…

Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a Reliable, Sustainable Capacity Network; Challenges, Strategies and Best Practices
Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a Reliable, Sustainable Capacity Network; Challenges, Strategies and Best Practices

Truckload freight capacity is the most highly fragmented, difficult to manage market segment in the transportation industry.  Some 80 percent of available, over-the-road truckload capacity is provided by hundreds of thousands of single-truck owner-operators and “micro-carriers” with 9 trucks or less. It’s a market ripe for new digital collaboration technologies – particularly mobile smart-phone based tools and platforms — that can…

Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a reliable, sustainable capacity network; challenges, strategies and best practices
Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a reliable, sustainable capacity network; challenges, strategies and best practices

Truckload freight capacity is the most highly fragmented, difficult to manage market segment in the transportation industry. Some 80 percent of available, over-the-road truckload capacity is provided by hundreds of thousands of single-truck owner-operators and “micro-carriers” with 9 trucks or less. In this webinar Choptank’s Geoff Turner and Trucker Tools’ Prasad Gollapalli speak about challenges, strategies and best practices for successful brokers and carriers.

How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue
How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue

Finding convenient and available parking is a significant problem for truckers. In a recent study, parking was ranked as the second-highest concern that truckers have today and as their number one cause of stress on the job. When truckers are unable to find parking, it increases the likelihood that they will violate hours of service limits, which becomes a safety…

How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue
How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue

Finding convenient and available parking is a significant problem for truckers. In a recent study, parking was ranked as the second highest concern that truckers have today and as their number one cause of stress on the job. When truckers are unable to find parking, it increases the likelihood that they will violate hours of service limits, which becomes a…

Tax Season is upon us
Tax Season is upon us

Tax season is upon us! If that statement makes you feel a creeping dread, you’re not alone. Preparing for tax filing and the filing itself can be stressful for both owner-operators and small trucking companies. Tax filing is a sort of reckoning of finances for the year and it’s something that every business owner must deal with.  Establishing Good Habits…

Getting Ready for a Busy Spring and Summer — On the Road
Getting Ready for a Busy Spring and Summer — On the Road

For most of us in the United States, spring has either just arrived or it’s looming on the horizon. As the days grow longer, temperatures rise and roads become easier to navigate, business for owner-operators and small carriers tends to increase significantly. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for a busy and profitable spring and summer. Maintenance…

Getting Ready for a Busy Spring & Summer — On the Road
Getting Ready for a Busy Spring & Summer — On the Road

For most of us in the United States, spring has either just arrived or it’s looming on the horizon. As the days grow longer, temperatures rise and roads become easier to navigate, business for owner-operators and small carriers tends to increase significantly. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for a busy and profitable spring and summer. Maintenance…

MATS : The Must Attend Trucking Event
MATS : The Must Attend Trucking Event

If you’re in the trucking business, you’ve probably heard of The Mid-America Trucking Show or MATS for short, which began in the 1970s. Since then, it’s become one of the most important events of the year for truckers. It is a three-day conference for owner-operators and carriers that brings together brokers, shippers, 3PLs, truckers, owner-operators and vendors from all over…

MATS – The Must Attend Trucking Event for 2019
MATS – The Must Attend Trucking Event for 2019

If you’re in the trucking business, you’ve probably heard of The Mid-America Trucking Show or MATS for short, which began in the 1970s. Since then, it’s become one of the most important events of the year for truckers. It is a three-day conference for owner-operators and carriers that brings together brokers, shippers, 3PLs, truckers, owner-operators and vendors from all over…

The ugly truth about detention – and the opportunity
The ugly truth about detention – and the opportunity

The capacity crunch of 2018 shined an unforgiving light on the issue of detention – making drivers wait excessively for their trucks to be loaded or unloaded at shipping docks.  The ugly truth – poor planning practices by shippers increased anxiety with an already stressed-out driver community, created unnecessary inefficiencies and extra costs, and left badly-needed capacity sitting idle for…

The Ugly Truth About Detention – and the Opportunity
The Ugly Truth About Detention – and the Opportunity

The capacity crunch of 2018 shined an unforgiving light on the issue of detention – making drivers wait excessively for their trucks to be loaded or unloaded at shipping docks.  The ugly truth – poor planning practices by shippers increased anxiety with an already stressed-out driver community, created unnecessary inefficiencies and extra costs, and left badly-needed capacity sitting idle for…