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10 Facts About Real-Time Load Tracking with Trucker Tools
10 Facts About Real-Time Load Tracking with Trucker Tools

In this ongoing educational blog series, we’ve providing freight brokers like you with real-world tips on how to work more productively and maximize your efficiency. Whether it’s saving time on capacity sourcing or implementing load tracking best practices for exceptional results, we’ve got you covered. This newest blog is focused on Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform and companion driver app, which together…

2023 Trucking Forecast with Adam Wingfield
2023 Trucking Forecast with Adam Wingfield

With 2022 coming to a close and 2023 just around the corner, we thought it’d be a great time to dig into what the last year has been like for truckers and carriers — and to discuss what might be in store for the trucking industry in 2023. We recently caught up with trucking consultant Adam Wingfield to get his take on 2022…

Where’s the Freight? San Diego, Texarkana, Jonesboro and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? San Diego, Texarkana, Jonesboro and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week

Welcome to a brand new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner operators. Each edition of our free freight forecast includes information on where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van freight will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day period. In the coming week, you…

10 Things To Look for in a Real-Time Visibility Software
10 Things To Look for in a Real-Time Visibility Software

Real-time visibility software can be a game-changer for freight brokers who want to provide a higher level of service to customers, while reducing check calls and boosting internal efficiency. Real-time visibility platforms typically use GPS technology and a mobile app to provide freight brokers like you with digital location updates. If you’re in the market for a new load tracking software…

How To Join and Use Trucker Tools’ Free Driver Loyalty Program
How To Join and Use Trucker Tools’ Free Driver Loyalty Program

Last month, we launched a brand new Driver Loyalty Program in the Trucker Tools driver app. This new loyalty program is free for drivers and is designed to encourage repeat business between truckers like you and your favorite freight brokers. Here’s how it works: brokers award you with TruckerPoints for doing things like booking loads, tracking, and uploading PoD and BoL docs through…

Simple Logistics Rolls Out Trucker Tools’ Driver Loyalty Program
Simple Logistics Rolls Out Trucker Tools’ Driver Loyalty Program

Last month, Trucker Tools introduced the transportation industry’s first of its kind Driver Loyalty Program that rewards truckers for using Trucker Tools’ free driver app. Drivers who participate in the loyalty program earn free gift cards for conducting business via the app with freight brokers and 3PLs. Illinois-based third-party logistics provider Simple Logistics is the first freight brokerage to join the new Driver…

Broker Tip: Real-Time Visibility Guide
Broker Tip: Real-Time Visibility Guide

This ongoing Broker Tip blog series provides time-savings tips and educational information for freight brokers like you who are working in freight brokerage and third party logistics operations — whether you’re new to the broker industry or a seasoned pro. This newest blog in the series is dedicated to real-time visibility. In this blog, you’ll learn exactly real-time visibility is, why it’s…

Carrier Consultant Adam Wingfield: Five Carrier Relationship-Building Tips for Freight Brokers
Carrier Consultant Adam Wingfield: Five Carrier Relationship-Building Tips for Freight Brokers

We recently had the good fortune to sit down with Adam Wingfield, owner and founder of Innovative Logistics Group, a carrier consultancy company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Wingfield has spent the last 23 years working in the trucking industry, which includes hands-on experience as a company driver, owner operator and fleet owner. He uses his own trucking knowledge to help independent owner operators…

Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Jonesboro and Tucson To See High Demand This Week
Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Jonesboro and Tucson To See High Demand This Week

Happy Friday, truckers and carriers. Welcome to your T.G.I.F. edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight report for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of our free freight report, you’ll discover which markets across the United States and Canada will be hot and cold in the coming week. For the second consecutive week, the Mobile, Ala., power…

Trucker Tools: The Load Tracking Tech Preferred by Drivers and Carriers
Trucker Tools: The Load Tracking Tech Preferred by Drivers and Carriers

Getting drivers and carriers to use load tracking technology is often the greatest hurdle you face as a freight broker when it comes to providing freight visibility to shippers. Some drivers may not love tracking apps because they don’t provide value to drivers. Others may not trust that the technology will deliver the results as promised, so they’re reluctant to participate in digital load…

Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Fayetteville, Wheeling and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Fayetteville, Wheeling and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week

Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for truckers and carriers. In each and every edition of our free freight forecast, you’ll find out where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, dry van and power only freight will be highest and lowest over the next week. Once again this week, the Mobile, Ala., power…

Build Better Carrier Relationships Through Driver Loyalty Programs
Build Better Carrier Relationships Through Driver Loyalty Programs

Last week, Trucker Tools’ C.E.O. Kary Jablonski was joined by Simple Logistics’ V.P. of Operations Adam Schaefer for a discussion of the positive impact driver loyalty programs can have on carrier relationships. The webinar, which was held in partnership with FreightWaves, was moderated by FreightWaves’ V.P. of Media Operations Mary Anne Hensley. In the webinar, Schaefer described how the company is leveraging…

Q4 2022 Update from Kary Jablonski, Trucker Tools’ CEO
Q4 2022 Update from Kary Jablonski, Trucker Tools’ CEO

Happy autumn, everyone! During this unique busy season at Trucker Tools, we’re celebrating several recent product releases that help our customers maximize their productivity and strengthen the relationships that keep this industry going.  In this update, you’ll hear what’s new at Trucker Tools and what you can expect from us in the near future. Our People In September, we brought…

Top Five Tools in Trucker Tools’ Free Carrier Platform
Top Five Tools in Trucker Tools’ Free Carrier Platform

While you may already be familiar with Trucker Tools’ perennially popular free driver app, you may not know that we also have a free, time and money-saving software platform for trucking companies, as well. Trucker Tools’ free carrier software platform like our driver app is designed to digitize communications with freight brokers and help those of you working in fleet operations to be…

Broker Tip: Load Tracking Best Practices, Part Two
Broker Tip: Load Tracking Best Practices, Part Two

In this Broker Tip series of blogs, we’re providing freight brokers like you with insights and tips that will help you achieve the best results in your day-to-day work. These tips are focused on helping you save time to become more productive and efficient. This newest blog in the series is part two of a two-part blog on load tracking best…

Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Fayetteville and Jonesboro To See High Demand for Truckload Capacity This Week
Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Fayetteville and Jonesboro To See High Demand for Truckload Capacity This Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your end-of-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight report for owner operators and carriers.  Over the next five to seven days, the Mobile, Ala., power only market is projected to be the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada, with demand expected to be double what it was during the same week…

Five Can’t-Live-Without Technology-Based Tools for Freight Brokers
Five Can’t-Live-Without Technology-Based Tools for Freight Brokers

To get the best results possible, you must choose wisely when deciding what kind of technology to use in your freight brokerage operations. Most freight brokerages require a unique combination of technology-based tools to best serve customers and carriers. There are some software solutions, however, that provide a high return on investment regardless of your niche within transportation or the size of…

Trucker Tools Driver App: Top 20 Tools To Help You Run More Efficiently
Trucker Tools Driver App: Top 20 Tools To Help You Run More Efficiently

What differentiates the Trucker Tools driver app from other trucker apps is its multi-functionality and versatility. The driver app doesn’t do just one thing like most driver apps. Instead, it’s an all-in-one app with nearly 30 tools and features that save you time (and money) on the road. The app also isn’t a “one and done” technology. It can be used again and…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Grand Junction, Mobile, Tucson and Winnipeg Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Grand Junction, Mobile, Tucson and Winnipeg Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates will be high and low over the next week across the United States and Canada. Over the next five to seven day period, you can expect flatbed demand and…

Three Reasons To Choose Trucker Tools for Real-Time Load Tracking
Three Reasons To Choose Trucker Tools for Real-Time Load Tracking

As the owner of a freight brokerage or logistics business, you recognize that real-time visibility is important to your customers. However, you may be overwhelmed by the number of software options available to you when it comes to choosing a load tracking technology for your company. In this blog, you’ll learn why Trucker Tools is the industry’s best-in-class visibility technology provider — and how…

Faster Carrier Rate Confirmations with Smart Capacity and SONAR
Faster Carrier Rate Confirmations with Smart Capacity and SONAR

Last month, we began a new integration partnership with FreightWaves SONAR that brings SONAR rate intelligence to our Smart Capacity software platform for freight brokers and logistics companies. This powerful new tool within Smart Capacity provides you with average, high and low rate data for each load in Smart Capacity that speeds up carrier rate confirmations. Instant access to real-time rate intelligence…

States with the Toughest Trucking Laws Every Driver and Fleet Owner Should Know
States with the Toughest Trucking Laws Every Driver and Fleet Owner Should Know

Guest blog post by Slawomir Platta, Esq., Founding Partner of The Platta Law Firm, PLLC When it comes to truck drivers and fleet owners, not all states are equally accommodating. Due to a variety of strict and prohibitive laws, some states certainly make it more challenging for those in the trucking industry to do business within their borders. What may…

Broker Tip: Load Tracking Best Practices, Part One
Broker Tip: Load Tracking Best Practices, Part One

This ongoing Broker Tip blog series is giving freight brokers like you the tools you need to be more effective in your daily work. Our tips help you source and manage capacity faster, streamline your communications with carriers and drivers, build a strong carrier network and increase efficiency. This blog is dedicated to real-time load tracking and how to achieve the…

Employee Spotlight: Trucker Tools’ Partnerships Manager, Max Leach
Employee Spotlight: Trucker Tools’ Partnerships Manager, Max Leach

In this ongoing Employee Spotlight blog series, you’re getting to know the hard-working folks here at Trucker Tools, including members of our engineering, sales, marketing and executive teams. This newest Employee Spotlight blog is dedicated to Virginia native Max Leach, Trucker Tools’ Partnerships Manager. Max joined the Trucker Tools team in 2019 and today oversees Trucker Tools’ software integration partnerships. Outside…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Montgomery, Texarkana, Decatur and Spokane Hottest Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Montgomery, Texarkana, Decatur and Spokane Hottest Markets in Coming Week

Happy Friday and welcome to your T.G.I.F. edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and trucking companies. In every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll learn where demand and rates will be high and low over the next five to seven days.  This week, you can expect reefer demand to remain high in several U.S.…

Integration Partner Highlight: Verizon Connect ELD
Integration Partner Highlight: Verizon Connect ELD

Time really is money in the transportation business, which is why Trucker Tools partners with other leading technology providers in the industry. We know that when our technology can “talk” to other technologies, it saves valuable time and everyone wins – including freight brokers, 3PLs, drivers, carriers and shippers.  Trucker Tools’ broker load tracking platform Smart Capacity integrates with 89 different electronic logging devices, giving…

Get More Loads in Front of More Qualified Carriers with Trucker Tools
Get More Loads in Front of More Qualified Carriers with Trucker Tools

As a freight broker or 3PL, you want to get as many carrier eyeballs on your company’s loads as possible. Of course, those carriers need to be insured, licensed and authorized to move your freight by both federal and state regulatory bodies. As a user of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform for freight brokers and logistics providers, you gain access to…

Five Reasons To Join Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program Today
Five Reasons To Join Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program Today

Last month, we launched the trucking industry’s first-of-its-kind Driver Loyalty Program that rewards truckers like you for using Trucker Tools’ free driver app. With our new Driver Loyalty Program, you earn free TruckerPoints for taking certain actions in the driver app. These can include booking loads, sending brokers digital rate quotes, tracking loads, uploading proof of delivery documents and more. The TruckerPoints that…

Where’s the Freight? Montgomery, Tucson, Texarkana, San Diego and Decatur To See High Demand This Week
Where’s the Freight? Montgomery, Tucson, Texarkana, San Diego and Decatur To See High Demand This Week

Welcome to your Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner operators. Over the next five to seven days, the Montgomery, Ala., power only market is projected to be the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada — which is why it’s number one in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. This…

Three Reasons for Brokers To Join Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program
Three Reasons for Brokers To Join Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program

We recently launched a first of its kind Driver Loyalty Program in the Trucker Tools driver app. This new program rewards drivers with TruckerPoints for taking specific actions in the app. Drivers can redeem their accrued TruckerPoints for free gift cards to 200+ different U.S. retailers.  In addition to providing drivers with a means of earning free gift cards for using the…

How To Access FreightWaves SONAR Rates in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Platform
How To Access FreightWaves SONAR Rates in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Platform

In case you haven’t heard, you now can access real-time rate and lane insights from FreightWaves SONAR from within Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform for freight brokers and logistics providers. For each load that you add to Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform, you’re able to view the current average rate for that type of load in that lane, as well as average…

Speed Up Rate Confirmations with Trucker Tools
Speed Up Rate Confirmations with Trucker Tools

As an owner operator or someone working in a trucking business, you likely spend more time than you realize negotiating and finalizing rates with freight brokers and logistics companies. You must make sure that the rate per mile on a given load will cover expenses and calculate a possible backhaul loss if you’ll be coming out of a market with low-paying reloads. Trucker…

Broker Tip: Leverage Smart Capacity’s Stats To Boost Efficiency
Broker Tip: Leverage Smart Capacity’s Stats To Boost Efficiency

This ongoing educational blog series is for freight brokers like you who are moving U.S. and Canadian freight every day of the week! In each blog in this series, we’re providing you with tips and tricks to help you become more efficient in your daily work. This newest blog in the series is dedicated to the Stats tool in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity…

Three Tips for New Owner Operators — from Owner Op Kim Loescher
Three Tips for New Owner Operators — from Owner Op Kim Loescher

In our recent conversation with owner operator Kim Loescher, Kim shared what it’s been like to make the switch from company driver to owner operator. After working as a company driver for many years, Kim last year decided to start running as an owner op and today is operating under the authority of a friend and former colleague who owns a trucking…

Seven Facts About Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Load Tracking
Seven Facts About Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Load Tracking

If you want to keep pace with your competitors as a freight broker or logistics provider, you must offer your customers the option of real-time, digital visibility of their freight while it’s in transit. No longer an optional service, real-time load tracking has become a core service offering, but not all tracking technologies offer the same benefits and functionality. Trucker Tools’…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Jonesboro and Buffalo Projected To Be Hottest Freight Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Jonesboro and Buffalo Projected To Be Hottest Freight Markets in Coming Week

Happy Friday and welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight report for drivers and fleets. This free freight report tells you where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada over the next week. This week, you can expect demand and rates for…

The Power of One: How a Single Technology for Freight Tracking, Matching and Booking Benefits Brokers
The Power of One: How a Single Technology for Freight Tracking, Matching and Booking Benefits Brokers

As a freight broker, you may use 10 or more different software programs or platforms in your daily work as you source capacity, manage carrier relationships and support your shippers. Every time you must log into a new program, switch to a new browser or open another window on your desktop, you lose valuable timethat when totaled up at the end…

Use SONAR Rates in Trucker Tools’ App To Drive Rate Negotiations
Use SONAR Rates in Trucker Tools’ App To Drive Rate Negotiations

Big news! FreightWaves SONAR rate data is now available for free for truckers in Trucker Tools’ driver app. Trucker Tools’ integration partnership with FreightWaves SONAR’s brings real-time rate and lane insights from the SONAR forecasting platform directly to the driver app. For each non-Book It Now® load that you view in the Trucker Tools driver app, SONAR data on the current average…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Buffalo, El Paso and St. Cloud To See High Demand for Trucks This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Buffalo, El Paso and St. Cloud To See High Demand for Trucks This Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market forecast for carriers and owner operators.  In today’s freight market forecast, you can see that our Top Five Hottest Markets list is dominated by reefer and power only markets. Once again, the Texarkana, Texas, reefer market comes in at number one in our Top Five, projected to see the…

Trucker Tools Expands Near Real-Time Shipment Tracking with Integration of Verizon Connect Reveal
Trucker Tools Expands Near Real-Time Shipment Tracking with Integration of Verizon Connect Reveal

Industry-leading provider of fleet management and Hours of Service (HOS) solutions will now integrate with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity® platform, adding enroute updates from in-cab ELDs RESTON, VA – October 26, 2022 – Trucker Tools has enhanced the provision of real-time shipment tracking within its Smart Capacity platform by integrating with the Verizon Connect Reveal fleet management platform, which tracks…

Integration Partner Highlight: Blue Ink Tech ELD
Integration Partner Highlight: Blue Ink Tech ELD

When it comes to digital load tracking technology, we know that what one trucker prefers might not work for another. That’s why here at Trucker Tools we are focused on forming integration partnerships with leading electronic logging device manufacturers. We recognize that some truckers want to use an app for load tracking, while others prefer to use an ELD. Our newest integration…

Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program Launched!
Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program Launched!

All of us here at Trucker Tools are so excited to introduce our new Driver Loyalty Program, designed to strengthen relationships between freight brokers and drivers — and save both time. As a freight broker in our driver loyalty program, you can set customized rewards for drivers when they do things like book or track a load in the Trucker Tools app. When drivers…

Broker Tip: Evaluate Capacity Options with Smart Capacity’s Historical Availabilities Tool
Broker Tip: Evaluate Capacity Options with Smart Capacity’s Historical Availabilities Tool

This ongoing educational blog series is for freight brokers like you who want to increase productivity in your daily work. This newest blog in the series is dedicated to a powerful feature in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform, the Historical Availabilities tool. The Historical Availabilities feature shows you which carriers have typically posted trucks as available near a specific location. Smart…

Earn Free Digital Gift Cards to 200+ U.S. Retailers Through Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program
Earn Free Digital Gift Cards to 200+ U.S. Retailers Through Trucker Tools’ New Driver Loyalty Program

It’s here — Trucker Tools’ new Driver Loyalty Program that rewards you for simply using Trucker Tools’ free driver app. Our new Driver Loyalty Program lets you earn TruckerPoints based on how you use the app in your day-to-day work. The TruckerPoints you earn can then be deemed for digital gift cards to 200+ U.S. retailers, including restaurants, hotels, grocery…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, San Diego and Birmingham Hottest Freight Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, San Diego and Birmingham Hottest Freight Markets in Coming Week

Welcome to the Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for fleets and drivers.  In today’s freight market report, you’ll notice that reefer and flatbed demand is expected to remain high for Texarkana, Texas, with the region’s reefer market projected to see a major uptick in demand over the next five to seven days. If you’re running power…

Five Ways To Become a Broker of Choice with Carriers
Five Ways To Become a Broker of Choice with Carriers

As a freight broker or 3PL, you have not one but two customers: the shipper who wants to move the freight and the motor carrier you hire to transport that freight. Carriers have a lot of options when it comes to freight, so if you want to build or add to your carrier network, you must differentiate yourself from other freight…

FreightWaves SONAR-Trucker Tools Integration Offers Real-Time Freight Market Rate Intelligence to Freight Brokers and Drivers
FreightWaves SONAR-Trucker Tools Integration Offers Real-Time Freight Market Rate Intelligence to Freight Brokers and Drivers

FreightWaves SONAR, the leading provider of near real-time freight market data and supply chain intelligence, now integrates with Trucker Tools’ freight broker and driver software platforms. Shippers, brokers, carriers and owner operators gain access to SONAR’s real-world rate intelligence, including timely lane data, to drive shorter and more effective rate negotiations.  Offers rate transparency to freight brokers, 3PLs, carriers and…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Spokane, Tucson and Dodge City Hottest Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Spokane, Tucson and Dodge City Hottest Freight Markets This Week

Happy Wednesday, truckers, and welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for owner operators and trucking companies. This forecast tells you where truckload demand and rates across the United States and Canada will be high, low, increasing and decreasing over the next five to seven day period.  This week, you can expect demand for reefer…

Trucker Tools’ Best In Class Visibility: Providing Drivers and Brokers With Multiple Load Tracking Options
Trucker Tools’ Best In Class Visibility: Providing Drivers and Brokers With Multiple Load Tracking Options

As Jen A. Miller of Transport Dive recently wrote in a three part report on real-time visibility, “Visibility between shippers and carriers is no longer in the Dark Ages — or, rather, in the ‘Relying-On-Phone-Calls’ ages.” As Miller and many industry analysts have noted, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of and practical need for real-time, digital visibility of freight within trucking…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor/Owner Op Kim Loescher Talks Early Detection and the Importance of Screenings
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor/Owner Op Kim Loescher Talks Early Detection and the Importance of Screenings

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we recently sat down and caught up with Kim Loescher. Kim is a former company driver turned owner operator who also is a breast cancer survivor. Earlier this month, Kim added a new, large decal to her trailer that encourages fellow truckers (and anyone on the road) to perform breast self-exams every month to…

Broker Tip: Source Capacity Faster with Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching Algorithm
Broker Tip: Source Capacity Faster with Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching Algorithm

This ongoing educational blog series is dedicated to helping freight brokers like you work with greater efficiency as you source capacity, track loads and provide service to your shipper customers. This newest blog is focused on how you can use the digital freight matching algorithm in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform to source capacity faster.  Rather than functioning as a transactional truck…

Trucker Tools Launches Driver Loyalty Rewards Program for Independent Truckload Operators, Brokers
Trucker Tools Launches Driver Loyalty Rewards Program for Independent Truckload Operators, Brokers

First-of-its-kind program rewards truckers for transacting with brokers over the Trucker Tools mobile app. Drivers earn points through achieving activity milestones on the platform, building repeat business with preferred brokers as carrier of choice. Points deposited directly to driver’s account, redeemable at over 200 leading U.S. retailers. Brokers improve carrier retention, increase driver loyalty, incent positive actions and more efficient…

Meet Trucker Tools at FreightWaves’ F3 Future of Freight Festival, Nov. 1-3
Meet Trucker Tools at FreightWaves’ F3 Future of Freight Festival, Nov. 1-3

This Nov. 1-3, Trucker Tools will join transportation industry leaders for three days of freight-tech demonstrations, speaking sessions, entertainment and music as part of FreightWaves’ The Future of Freight Festival (also known as F3) in Chattanooga, Tenn. Scheduled to be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, this year’s gathering also will include fireside chats, networking events, live radio and podcast broadcasts, interactive sponsor kiosks…

What Is a Freight Broker?
What Is a Freight Broker?

Transportation and transportation-related industries employ more than 13 million people in the United States, representing nine percent of the U.S. workforce. With a stream of new folks continually entering and leaving the industry, it can be helpful to review basic terms for those who are just getting their start in transportation. This blog is dedicated to one of the major players in…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Spokane, Ithaca and Dodge City To See High Demand in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Spokane, Ithaca and Dodge City To See High Demand in Coming Week

Welcome to the T.G.I.F. edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for drivers and fleets. Our free freight market report tells you where demand and rates for truck capacity will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada over the next five to seven days.  The forecast for this coming week projects that the Texarkana, Texas,…

Five Ways Smart Capacity Connects Freight Brokers with Carrier Capacity
Five Ways Smart Capacity Connects Freight Brokers with Carrier Capacity

Your ability to connect with carriers is crucial to your success as a freight broker, whether it’s by phone, through an app or digital portal, or via email. Of course, the goal is not to just connect with any carrier out there, but rather to make contact with those carriers who have available capacity and who move your type of…

The Power of Real-Time, Digital Visibility
The Power of Real-Time, Digital Visibility

The trucking industry includes 100,000 shippers across the U.S. supply chain, 1 million trucking companies and 3 million truckers. Each of these shippers, fleets and drivers uses multiple technologies in their day to day work. These technologies typically don’t share data with one another, which means the folks working in these jobs are constantly flipping back and forth between programs and apps.…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, Rapid City and Gary Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, Rapid City and Gary Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers This Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for owner operators and carriers. In each and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll find out where freight demand and rates will be highest and lowest over the next week.  In today’s freight forecast, you’ll notice that the Dodge City, Kan., reefer market is number one in today’s…

Employee Spotlight: Trucker Tools’ Mid-Market Sales Manager, Chuck Tantillo
Employee Spotlight: Trucker Tools’ Mid-Market Sales Manager, Chuck Tantillo

In this ongoing Employee Spotlight blog series, we’re introducing you to the people who work here at Trucker Tools, including folks on our sales, marketing, engineering and executive teams. This newest Employee Spotlight blog is all about Kansas native and new dad Chuck Tantillo, Trucker Tools’ Mid-Market Sales Manager. Chuck wears two hats in his work here at Trucker Tools. He…

Broker Tip: Manage Carrier Interactions in Real Time with Carrier Activity Tab
Broker Tip: Manage Carrier Interactions in Real Time with Carrier Activity Tab

This ongoing educational blog series is for freight brokers like you who want to increase productivity in your daily work, with the potential to increase your commissions by working with greater efficiency. In this blog, you’ll learn about the power of the Carrier Activity tab in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform for freight brokers and 3PLs. The Carrier Activity is…

Digital Freight Matching ABCs: A Guide for Freight Brokers
Digital Freight Matching ABCs: A Guide for Freight Brokers

In the simplest terms, digital freight matching (sometimes referred to as digital load matching or DFM) leverages real-time data to automatically match loads with carriers and owner operators looking for freight. What differentiates digital freight matching from load boards is that it’s a real-time technology that automates what are often the most painful parts of capacity management and procurement.  “Digital freight matching is designed…

Where’s the Freight? Rapid City, Texarkana, Dodge City, Montgomery and Decatur To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Rapid City, Texarkana, Dodge City, Montgomery and Decatur To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week

Welcome to the Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for fleets and truckers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van freight will be highest and lowest over the coming week.  Over the next week, the Rapid City, S.D., flatbed market…

Freight Broker Training Options
Freight Broker Training Options

As of July of this year, there are more than 90,000 freight forwarding brokerages and agencies in the United States. Each one of the freight broker professionals working in these brokerages and agencies at some point received training on how to broker freight in the trucking industry. If you’re new to the transportation industry and are interested in becoming a freight…

Connect with Trucker Tools at TIA’s 2022 Technovations Conference in Phoenix, Oct. 26-28
Connect with Trucker Tools at TIA’s 2022 Technovations Conference in Phoenix, Oct. 26-28

This Oct. 26-28, the Trucker Tools team will join more than 400 of North America’s leading freight brokerages and third party logistics companies for the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s annual Technovations Conference held this year in Phoenix. This three-day event at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will include multiple technology showcase presentations, TECH TALKS, an exhibit hall, networking events, and…

This Just In: Results from Our Carrier Technology Survey
This Just In: Results from Our Carrier Technology Survey

We know that your use of technology in your trucking business is always evolving. We recently surveyed 150+ trucking companies like yours to find out exactly how you use technology to find and book loads. If you were one of the folks who responded to our survey, thank you! Of the 150+ people who responded to our survey, 86 percent of you…

Broker Tip: Gain Insight Into Where Demand for Capacity Is High and Low with Market View
Broker Tip: Gain Insight Into Where Demand for Capacity Is High and Low with Market View

With this ongoing educational blog series, we’re providing freight brokers like you with the tools to increase your productivity and efficiency as you source and manage capacity. If you work on commission, these tips and tricks can even help you increase your earnings.  In this blog, you’ll learn about the Market View tool in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform. As a freight broker,…

New Carrier Survey: Five Takeaways for Freight Brokers and 3PLs
New Carrier Survey: Five Takeaways for Freight Brokers and 3PLs

Here at Trucker Tools, we’ve long believed that the best way to find out what truckers need and want is to ask them directly, which is why we survey users of our free app and free carrier software platform several times each year. Most recently we surveyed carriers about how they use technology to find and book freight. More than 150 carriers and carrier…

Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana, Fort Worth and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets for Truckers This Week
Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana, Fort Worth and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets for Truckers This Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner operators. You’ll notice in today’s freight forecast, that the North Platte, Neb., power only market once again is projected to be the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada this week. With its proximity to major markets such as Denver, Kansas City and Chicago,…

The Evolution of Digital Freight Matching
The Evolution of Digital Freight Matching

Necessity is the mother of invention according to the ancient proverb and that certainly is true when it comes to understanding how technology changes over time. Most technology is invented and/or evolves because there is a practical need for it, as we’ve seen with digital freight matching (DFM) technology in the world of logistics. Digital freight matching technology offers a multitude of…

Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Jonesboro and Texarkana To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Jonesboro and Texarkana To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week

Happy Friday, truckers, and welcome to your end of week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for fleets and drivers.  Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect demand for power only capacity to rise as Florida and other parts of the U.S. Southeast deal with the severe damage caused by Hurricane Ian and as freight is rerouted…

How Ryder Increased Gross Revenue by 175 Percent with Digital Freight Matching
How Ryder Increased Gross Revenue by 175 Percent with Digital Freight Matching

In a recent webinar with Trucker Tools, Ryder’s Senior Director of Freight Brokerage David Stone sat down with Trucker Tools’ Founder and CCO Prasad Gollapalli to talk digital freight matching technology. In the webinar, Stone shared how the company’s strategy to use digital freight matching technology has provided quick and significant returns. In the three years that Ryder’s Freight Brokerage has used…

How To Grow Your Network with the Trucker Tools/Revenova Integration
How To Grow Your Network with the Trucker Tools/Revenova Integration

In a recent Trucker Tools webinar, Trucker Tools’ Founder and Chief Customer Officer Prasad Gollapalli joined Revenova’s Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer Mike Horvath for a deep dive into how the Trucker Tools-Revenova integration partnership benefits freight brokers and 3PLs like you. In the webinar, Horvath demonstrated how Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity works when integrated with Revenova’s transportation management system and detailed…

Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets This Week

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for owner operators and carriers. In this and every edition of our free freight forecast, you’ll learn where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be high and low over the next five to seven day period.  In the coming week, North Platte, Neb.,…

Employee Spotlight: Jon Verne, Trucker Tools’ Front End Engineer and Manager
Employee Spotlight: Jon Verne, Trucker Tools’ Front End Engineer and Manager

In this ongoing Employee Spotlight blog series, we’re introducing you to the awesome people working behind the scenes here at Trucker Tools. This latest blog in the series is all about Jon Verne, Trucker Tools’ Front End Engineer and Manager. Jon joined Trucker Tools in January of 2020 and currently leads the engineering team that builds and maintains all customer-facing websites,…

Top Three Reasons Why Your Capacity Sourcing Tech Should Be Real-Time
Top Three Reasons Why Your Capacity Sourcing Tech Should Be Real-Time

When your capacity sourcing software is real-time, you can cover loads faster and spend less time chasing after capacity that’s already been taken by another broker like you do with load boards. Real-time capacity sourcing tech also can digitize offers and negotiations, saving you and the carriers you deal with valuable time. At the end of the day, real-time carrier sourcing tech better…

Broker Tip: Use Smart Capacity’s Density Bubbles To Offer Multiple Loads to a Carrier
Broker Tip: Use Smart Capacity’s Density Bubbles To Offer Multiple Loads to a Carrier

In this series of educational blogs, we’re giving freight brokers like you the information and tools you need to become more productive and effective in your daily work. This blog is all about how to use the freight matching density bubbles in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform. This tool is an important one because it provides you with information on a…

Book It Now®: Access to Drivers and Carriers in Real Time
Book It Now®: Access to Drivers and Carriers in Real Time

In 2019, Trucker Tools launched Book It Now®, the industry’s first technology to automate and digitize negotiations and transactions between freight brokers and drivers/carriers. Since then, several tech companies in transportation have launched their own versions of Book It Now®, but these don’t offer the same value that Trucker Tools’ Book It Now® does. What sets the original Trucker Tools version…

Simply Offers and Negotiations with Digital Freight Matching
Simply Offers and Negotiations with Digital Freight Matching

If you’re a freight broker, your time is valuable, particularly if you work on commission. The faster that you can cover a load, the more loads you can cover and the more commission you can earn. In this blog, you’ll discover how Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity digital freight matching can simplify your offers and negotiations, empowering you to source capacity faster and boost…

The Future of Tech as Peak Season Ramps Up and 2023 Approaches
The Future of Tech as Peak Season Ramps Up and 2023 Approaches

In a recent webinar with TIA, Trucker Tools’ CEO Kary Jablonski was joined by CEO & Co-founder of Zuum Transportation Mustafa Azizi to discuss what you can expect as a freight broker in the second half of 2022. Held as part of TIA’s Lunch and Learn series, the webinar centered on the challenges of the first half of the year, while…

Q3 2022 Update from Kary Jablonski, Trucker Tools’ CEO
Q3 2022 Update from Kary Jablonski, Trucker Tools’ CEO

Happy summer/almost fall! At Trucker Tools, we are enjoying the warmth by celebrating our record-breaking second quarter and looking forward to a number of product releases in September. I’m proud of how our team is weathering a changing freight market with tenacity and compassion, working closely with our customers to understand what’s important to them and accelerating the digital transformation…

Accelerate Load Tracking Compliance with ELD-Based Load Tracking
Accelerate Load Tracking Compliance with ELD-Based Load Tracking

In a recent webinar with FreightWaves, Trucker Tools’ CEO Kary Jablonski and VP of Strategic Alliances Matt Silver took a deep dive into how ELDs can help simplify and automate real-time tracking to improve shipment visibility. The webinar, titled “Reduce Annoying Check Calls: Let Your ELD Simplify and Automate Real-Time Tracking,” focused on how ELD-based load tracking has grown more popular…

Redneckanize on the Trucking Industry, Peak Season, and What To Expect in 2023 and Beyond
Redneckanize on the Trucking Industry, Peak Season, and What To Expect in 2023 and Beyond

Back in 2012, a group of owner operators got together and began a tradition of sharing their trucking knowledge with one another and feeding truckers attending the Mid-American Trucking Show. That’s how the trucker group Redneckanize was born. We recently had the good fortune to catch up with our friends Tiffini and Greg Spencer of Redneckanize. Greg is an owner operator currently hauling…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Winnipeg, Spokane, Macon and Tucson To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Winnipeg, Spokane, Macon and Tucson To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week

Happy Friday, truckers! Welcome to your end-of-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and trucking companies.  In the coming week, several major reefer markets are projected to remain red hot, while demand for flatbed capacity will continue to cool in multiple markets across the United States and Canada. Once again this week, Texarkana, Texas, is…

The Power of Predictive Load Matching
The Power of Predictive Load Matching

Imagine securing truckload capacity days or even weeks in advance before the capacity has been publicly posted to a load board. Also imagine being able to tell your shippers that you’ve already covered next week’s or the following week’s loads today. That’s what predictive load matching technology has to offer. The predictive load matching technology included with Trucker Tools’ broker software…

Capacity Intelligence: Why It Matters and How It Helps You Run a Leaner, More Efficient Business
Capacity Intelligence: Why It Matters and How It Helps You Run a Leaner, More Efficient Business

In this ongoing educational blog series, we’re taking a closer look at innovative technologies and digital tools that are helping freight brokers like you become more productive in your daily work. These technologies make you better equipped to meet your customers’ evolving needs and help you build relationships with carriers, while simplifying how you source carrier capacity. In this blog, you’ll learn…

Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Macon, Tucson, Jacksonville and Texarkana Top Markets for Owner Ops and Fleets This Week
Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Macon, Tucson, Jacksonville and Texarkana Top Markets for Owner Ops and Fleets This Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for drivers and fleets. In this and every edition of our forecast, you’ll discover where demand for dry van, reefer, power only and flatbed capacity will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada in the coming week. Over the next five to seven…

Chace Barber’s Five Tips for New Owner Operators
Chace Barber’s Five Tips for New Owner Operators

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Chace Barber, co-founder and CEO of Edison Motors, a British Columbia-based trucking business and technology company. Chace is an entrepreneur who worked as an owner operator for several years before he met the co-founder of Edison Motors, Eric Little, when the two were at university together. In their final year at school, Chace and…

Carrier Relationship Management Software: The Secret To Improving Carrier Loyalty
Carrier Relationship Management Software: The Secret To Improving Carrier Loyalty

As a successful freight broker, you know that having a solid carrier network makes your life easier. When you have a network of carriers you can rely on, it’s easier to cover customer freight, especially those hard to cover lanes and loads and freight that require special handling. What you may not know is that carrier relationship management software can provide a huge…

Join Trucker Tools at the 2022 McLeod User Conference Sept. 25-27 in Nashville
Join Trucker Tools at the 2022 McLeod User Conference Sept. 25-27 in Nashville

The Trucker Tools team will join logistics, freight brokerage and transportation technology thought leaders in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 25-27, for McLeod Software’s User Conference. This annual gathering is the perfect opportunity to connect with your peers, learn about new technology and best practices in transportation, and hear from industry experts about how to adapt and thrive in the transportation world of today.…

Broker Tip: Search by Lane with Smart Search
Broker Tip: Search by Lane with Smart Search

In this ongoing educational blog series, we’re providing time-saving tips to freight brokers like you who are working in the trenches every day. Today’s tip and every tip in this series increase your productivity and help you leverage technology to your best advantage.  This blog is dedicated to Smart Search, a capacity sourcing tool within Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform that lets you search…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Macon, Tucson, New Castle and Decatur Projected To Be Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Macon, Tucson, New Castle and Decatur Projected To Be Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers This Week

Happy Friday, truckers and carriers! Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect reefer demand to be strong in several markets, including Tucson, Ariz., Decatur, Ala., and Texarkana, Texas. As the weather turns cooler in many states and provinces, flatbed demand continues to soften, with the Brooklyn, N.Y., flatbed market projected to be the least profitable market in the United…

Where To Get Discounts and Deals During the 2022 Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-17
Where To Get Discounts and Deals During the 2022 Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-17

Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to all of the company drivers and owner operators out there! Throughout the week of Sept. 11-17 and the month of September, the industry is honoring hard-working truckers like you who ensure that families and businesses have the food and goods they need on a daily basis. It’s a chance for everyone in transportation to recognize that we…

Employee Spotlight: Wayne Leitch, Sales Development Representative at Trucker Tools
Employee Spotlight: Wayne Leitch, Sales Development Representative at Trucker Tools

In this ongoing Employee Spotlight blog series, you’re getting to know the hard-working folks here at Trucker Tools. In this newest spotlight, we’re introducing you to Wayne Leitch who joined the Trucker Tools sales team a few months ago. Wayne is a former professional musician who before he came to Trucker Tools was working in transportation telematics sales. When he’s not…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Spokane, Macon and Gary Hot Markets for Truckers and Carriers in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Spokane, Macon and Gary Hot Markets for Truckers and Carriers in Coming Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for drivers and fleets. Today’s freight forecast projects extremely high demand and rates for reefer capacity into and out of Texarkana, Texas, over the next five to seven day period. In fact, reefer demand this week into and out of this region is projected to be 40…

Meet Trucking and Diesel Engine Entrepreneur Chace Barber of Edison Motors
Meet Trucking and Diesel Engine Entrepreneur Chace Barber of Edison Motors

If you’re a regular reader of the Trucker Tools blog, you know we love talking to interesting people from across the trucking industry. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Chace Barber, co-founder and CEO of British Columbia-based Edison Motors. Chace is an owner-operator turned entrepreneur who saw an opportunity to offer a new fuel-saving solution to the industry. In our…

How To Use Digital Freight Matching To Proactively Grow Your Customer Base
How To Use Digital Freight Matching To Proactively Grow Your Customer Base

Digital freight matching technology has come a long way in the last four to five years. It used to be that digital freight matching technology and the benefits it offers were only available to those with the biggest budgets, i.e. the largest shippers and freight brokers in transportation. Today, digital freight matching (DFM) is accessible to brokers and logistics companies of…

Broker Tip: Digital Freight Matching Best Practices
Broker Tip: Digital Freight Matching Best Practices

In this ongoing Broker Tips blog series, we’re providing freight brokers like you with the tips and tricks you need to be more productive in your daily work. This blog is all about using the digital freight matching technology in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform. These best practices help you get the most out of our powerful load matching platform while…

Where’s the Freight? Spokane, Texarkana, New Castle and San Diego To See High Demand This Week
Where’s the Freight? Spokane, Texarkana, New Castle and San Diego To See High Demand This Week

Over the next five to seven day period, demand for reefer and power only capacity will remain strong in several freight markets across the United States and Canada. The Spokane, Wash., reefer market enters our Top Five Hottest Markets list today, grabbing the number one spot. In fact, demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Spokane this week is projected…

Give Your Brokers Superpowers with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity
Give Your Brokers Superpowers with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity

You know as a freight brokerage owner or executive that when your freight brokers are successful, your company is successful. When your freight brokers have the information they need right at their fingertips, they can be more productive, which reduces your operating costs and helps you grow your gross margins. Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software gives your brokers the power…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Rapid City, New Castle and Winnipeg Projected To Be Hot Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Rapid City, New Castle and Winnipeg Projected To Be Hot Freight Markets This Week

According to the very latest information from our technology platforms, this week you can expect demand for power only capacity to be low or to decrease in several key markets including Stockton, Calif., Saginaw, Mich., Salt Lake City and San Diego. In the coming week, demand for reefer and flatbed capacity inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, likely will…

Employee Spotlight: Rohit Bezewada, Trucker Tools’ Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Employee Spotlight: Rohit Bezewada, Trucker Tools’ Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re introducing you to the amazing members of the Trucker Tools team! In this blog, you’ll get to know Rohit Bezewada, Trucker Tools’ Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. As COO and CFO, Rohit oversees Trucker Tools’ post sales operations and finance teams. Before joining the Trucker Tools team three months ago, Rohit…

Broker Tip: Book It Now® Best Practices
Broker Tip: Book It Now® Best Practices

In this ongoing blog series, we’re providing freight brokers like you with tips on how to save time and become more productive in your daily work. This blog post focuses on Book It Now®, a powerful tool within Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity broker software platform. Book It Now® digitizes rate negotiations and automates bookings with owner operators and carriers. Book…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Macon and Spokane Expected To See High Demand for Trucks in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Macon and Spokane Expected To See High Demand for Trucks in Coming Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your TGIF edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free, bi-weekly freight market report for owner operators and carriers. The latest data from our technology platform indicates that Texarkana, Texas, will remain a hot market for both flatbed and reefer freight over the next five to seven day period. In fact, demand for reefer…

How To Get More Customers — and Keep Them
How To Get More Customers — and Keep Them

Winning and keeping customers is crucial in any business, but especially in logistics and when you work on commission as a freight broker. A great way to differentiate yourself from competing freight brokers and stand out to current and prospective shippers is to embrace real-time technology. Real-time tech helps shippers run their operations with greater efficiency and gives you the…

Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Dodge City, Texarkana and Fort Wayne Hottest Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Dodge City, Texarkana and Fort Wayne Hottest Freight Markets This Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to a brand new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ bi-weekly freight forecast for fleets and drivers. According to the latest capacity and load data from our technology platforms, the New Castle, Del., power only market will be the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada over the next five to seven days.…

Get Excited — Trucker Tools’ One-of-a-Kind Driver Loyalty Program Is Nearly Here!
Get Excited — Trucker Tools’ One-of-a-Kind Driver Loyalty Program Is Nearly Here!

Big news for drivers and freight brokers! We’re launching the trucking industry’s first of its kind Driver Loyalty Program that rewards drivers for using Trucker Tools’ driver app to engage with brokers. Our new driver loyalty program is a win for the transportation industry because it rewards drivers with gift cards to 200+ different retailers at a time when the…

Top 10 Most Popular Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Top 10 Most Popular Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App

Trucker Tools’ free mobile app is designed to help drivers like you quickly find the information you need with a few taps on your smart phone. To date, nearly 2 million drivers have downloaded our all-in-one app, making it the most downloaded mobile app in the industry. Here’s why our the Trucker Tools mobile app is so popular: the app…

Broker Tip: Find Capacity for Hard-To-Cover Loads with Carrier Search
Broker Tip: Find Capacity for Hard-To-Cover Loads with Carrier Search

In this ongoing blog series, we’re sharing time- and cost-savings tips that help you become more efficient in your day-to-day work as a freight broker. In this blog, you’ll learn about the Carrier Search tool in Smart Capacity, Trucker Tools’ carrier relationship management platform. The Carrier Search tool allows you to search for capacity based on the pickup location for…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Jonesboro, Rapid City and Dodge City Top Freight Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Jonesboro, Rapid City and Dodge City Top Freight Markets in Coming Week

In today’s forecast, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market once again clocks in at number one in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, projected to see the highest demand this week across the United States and Canada. The Texarkana, Texas, reefer market, ranked number two in today’s Top Five, is projected to see a significant increase in demand in the coming…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Dodge City and Tucson Hot Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Dodge City and Tucson Hot Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week

Over the next five to seven day period, demand and rates for flatbed and reefer capacity will be high and/or rising in several U.S. markets, including Norfolk, Va., Tucson, Ariz., and Shreveport, La. You’ll notice in today’s forecast that Texarkana, Texas, ranks number one and number two in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list for its flatbed and reefer markets,…

Broker Tip: Create Smart Routes To Save Time
Broker Tip: Create Smart Routes To Save Time

In this new Broker Tips blog series, we’re sharing time-saving tips and shortcuts that will help you save time in your daily work as a freight broker. This first blog in the series is all about Smart Routes, a new feature in Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity digital freight matching platform. With Smart Routes, you can have Smart Capacity automatically send…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Northern Ontario, New Castle and Gary Hot Markets Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Northern Ontario, New Castle and Gary Hot Markets Over Next Week

Happy Friday, trucking family, and welcome to your end of week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner ops and trucking companies. Over the next five to seven day period, you can expect Texarkana, Texas, once again to be a hot spot for both reefer and flatbed capacity, with the city’s reefer market topping…

Introducing Trucker Tools’ New Awards Program for Freight Brokers and 3PLs
Introducing Trucker Tools’ New Awards Program for Freight Brokers and 3PLs

All of us here at Trucker Tools are excited to announce our new awards program that will recognize Trucker Tools’ customers of all sizes. The certifications and prizes for these awards will be sent to our winning customers on an annual basis, recognizing freight brokers and 3PLs like you for the number of loads you’ve tracked and booked, your visibility…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Fargo, Winnipeg, New Castle and Norfolk Highest Demand Freight Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Fargo, Winnipeg, New Castle and Norfolk Highest Demand Freight Markets in Coming Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. Each edition of “Where’s the Freight?” tells you where demand and rates for dry van, reefer, flatbed and power only capacity will be high and low over the next five to seven days. Over the next week, the Texarkana, Texas, reefer…

Integration Partner Highlight: Motive (formerly KeepTruckin’) ELD
Integration Partner Highlight: Motive (formerly KeepTruckin’) ELD

Being able to digitally track freight while it’s being transported is now an essential part of achieving success in the transportation industry. It’s clear that real-time, digital visibility strengthens the entire supply chain. For freight brokers and logistics providers, real-time digital freight visibility has become a core service offering that shippers rely upon to improve their decision making and better…

The Art of Digital Freight Matching
The Art of Digital Freight Matching

Digital freight matching goes by a lot of different names within the trucking and transportation industries it seems. Sometimes you’ll hear folks in the industry equate digital freight matching with capacity sourcing or carrier sourcing. Other times, they’ll talk about digital freight matching, load matching, capacity intelligence and/or book-it-now interchangeably. In actuality, all of these terms are related to the…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Fargo, Ithaca, New Castle and Norfolk Top Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Fargo, Ithaca, New Castle and Norfolk Top Freight Markets This Week

Welcome to your Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and trucking companies. You can trust the predictions of where demand and rates will be highest and lowest in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” because they are based on real-world data from Trucker Tools’ driver, carrier and broker technology…

Nominate Trucker Tools for a 2023 FreightTech Award for Innovation and Disruption in the Freight Industry
Nominate Trucker Tools for a 2023 FreightTech Award for Innovation and Disruption in the Freight Industry

Every summer, FreightWaves asks transportation professionals like you to nominate those companies in the industry that you feel are actively innovating and/or disrupting the industry with new approaches to doing business. Based on these nominations, FreightWaves recognizes the top 100 companies and the top 25 companies in transportation that are driving the industry forward. Trucker Tools has been named to…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Ithaca, Philadelphia and Montreal High Demand/Rate Freight Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Ithaca, Philadelphia and Montreal High Demand/Rate Freight Markets in Coming Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. “Where’s the Freight?” uses data from Trucker Tools’ technology platforms to predict with accuracy where demand and rates for dry van, flatbed, reefer and power only truckload capacity will be high and low over the next five…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Philadelphia and Ithaca Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Philadelphia and Ithaca Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers This Week

Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates are projected to be high, low, increasing and decreasing over the next five to seven days. As we look ahead to the next week, you can…

Jacinda Duran Talks Truck-Buying and Becoming an Owner Operator
Jacinda Duran Talks Truck-Buying and Becoming an Owner Operator

We recently had the good fortune to catch up with Jacinda Duran, known as Jacinda Lady Truck’n to her social media followers. We first interviewed Jacinda more than two years ago and a lot has changed for her since then. When we spoke with Jacinda back in 2020, Jacinda was a company driver hauling high-end cars with Plycar Automotive Logistics.…

Five Facts About Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Carrier Relationship Management Platform
Five Facts About Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Carrier Relationship Management Platform

As a tech company serving the logistics and freight brokerage industries, we’ve long been committed to strengthening the relationships freight brokers and logistics providers like you have with owner operators and carriers. In 2013, we launched the Trucker Tools driver app and since then, nearly 2 million drivers and 250,000 carriers have downloaded our driver and carrier technology. Smart Capacity,…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Savannah, Southwestern Ontario and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Savannah, Southwestern Ontario and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets This Week

Happy August and welcome to a brand new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for truckers and carriers. In today’s free market report, you’ll notice that the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market ranks number one in our Top Five Hottest Markets list. Demand for flatbed capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, this week is expected to be two and…

Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Texarkana, Savannah, New Castle and Macon Top Destinations for Owner Ops and Carriers in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Texarkana, Savannah, New Castle and Macon Top Destinations for Owner Ops and Carriers in Coming Week

Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to a new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and fleets. “Where’s the Freight?” is the place for finding out where demand and rates are likely to be high, low, increasing and decreasing across the United States and Canada over the next five to seven day period.…

Trucker Tools’ Integration Partnership with Loadsure: Protecting Your Transportation Business from Catastrophic Cargo Loss
Trucker Tools’ Integration Partnership with Loadsure: Protecting Your Transportation Business from Catastrophic Cargo Loss

In a recent webinar, Trucker Tools’ VP of Partnerships Matt Silver was joined by Loadsure’s CEO Johnny McCord and COO Jim Heide for a discussion of how Trucker Tools’ integration partnership with Loadsure can help freight brokers and owner operators manage risk. The webinar discussion focused on how the partnership allows freight brokers and 3PLs to instantly insure spot market…

Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Dodge City, Texarkana and New Castle To See High Demand This Week
Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Dodge City, Texarkana and New Castle To See High Demand This Week

It’s here — a brand new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. With the information contained in this and every edition of our freight forecast, you’ll discover where demand and rates are likely to be highest and lowest over the next week. These insights help you make better decisions on…

Carrier Consultant Adam Wingfield Shares Nuggets of Wisdom from His 23-Year Career in Trucking
Carrier Consultant Adam Wingfield Shares Nuggets of Wisdom from His 23-Year Career in Trucking

Folks who’ve been working in the transportation industry for decades often have nuggets of wisdom for those who are newer to the scene. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Adam Wingfield, owner and founder of Innovative Logistics Group, a carrier consultancy business based out of Charlotte, N.C. Adam has spent the last 23 years working in trucking. At…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, New Castle, Texarkana, San Diego and San Antonio Top Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, New Castle, Texarkana, San Diego and San Antonio Top Markets in Coming Week

Happy Monday and welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and trucking companies. This three times per week freight forecast uses real-world data to tell you where demand and rates will be highest and lowest in the United States and Canada over the next five to seven day period.…

Four Time and Money-Saving Tips from Owner Operator Jacinda Duran
Four Time and Money-Saving Tips from Owner Operator Jacinda Duran

If you’re a regular reader of the Trucker Tools blog, you know that we love talking to truckers from all across the United States and Canada! We recently caught up with Jacinda Duran, a third-generation trucker and former high-end car hauler. Jacinda began her trucking career driving for FedEx and went on to run as a company driver for several…

What is a Carrier Relationship Management Platform?
What is a Carrier Relationship Management Platform?

In this ongoing blog series, we’re examining some of the newest freight broker and 3PL technologies available in the market today. These technologies are helping freight brokerage and logistics businesses like yours source truck capacity faster, better meet shippers’ needs, strengthen relationships with fleets and drivers, improve carrier/driver experience, and augment efficiency across supply chains. This blog is all about…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, New Castle, Texarkana and San Diego Hottest Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, New Castle, Texarkana and San Diego Hottest Markets This Week

Happy Friday, truckers and carriers, and welcome to your TGIF edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast that tells you where demand and rates will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada over the next five to seven days. With this information in hand, you can avoid taking loads into markets where you’ll lose…

Trucker Tools’ Load Matching: Driving Greater Efficiency and Stronger Carrier Relationships
Trucker Tools’ Load Matching: Driving Greater Efficiency and Stronger Carrier Relationships

Carrier sourcing, capacity sourcing, digital freight matching, capacity matching, capacity management, load matching, dialing for diesel – these are terms that often are used interchangeably in transportation and logistics and they all center on finding trucks to move loads. However, there are some key differences in their meanings and efficacy. In this blog, we take a closer look at load…

Top Three Software Platforms for Freight Brokers
Top Three Software Platforms for Freight Brokers

In today’s world of freight brokerage and logistics, you often need multiple software platforms to ensure you meet your customers’ needs and stay competitive. Of course, choosing which software platforms to use in your day-to-day business often is the tricky part. There are literally hundreds of different technologies available to the transportation industry, often with different functionalities and capabilities. There…

Power in Partnership: How Trucker Tools’ Partnership with Tai TMS Drives Efficiency for Brokers
Power in Partnership: How Trucker Tools’ Partnership with Tai TMS Drives Efficiency for Brokers

In a recent webinar titled “Strategic Partnerships: The Key To Rapid Deployment of Complementary Software Capabilities,” Trucker Tools’ VP of Partnerships Matt Silver was joined by Tai Software’s VP of Sales & Marketing Sean McGillicuddy. In the webinar, the two discussed the strategy behind Trucker Tools’ partnership with Tai Software and how the integration can increase operational efficiency for freight…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, San Diego and St. Louis Best Markets for Fleets and Owner Ops This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, San Diego and St. Louis Best Markets for Fleets and Owner Ops This Week

Welcome to the new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. “Where’s the Freight?” is a three-times-a-week market report that tells you where demand and rates are likely to be high and low across the United States and Canada over the next five to seven day period. With this information, you…

Integration Partner Highlight: Titan GPS’ ELD
Integration Partner Highlight: Titan GPS’ ELD

As an owner operator, fleet, freight broker or logistics company, you need technology-based solutions that can share information with one another. After all, what good is a technology if it can’t “talk” with other apps and software that you use? Trucker Tools partners with leaders in TMS, ELD and telematics technology to ensure that the technology you use alongside Trucker…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, San Diego, Grand Rapids and Tucson Top Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, San Diego, Grand Rapids and Tucson Top Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers in Coming Week

Happy Friday and welcome to your end-of-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” your go-to source for finding out where demand and rates will be highest and lowest over the next week. Looking ahead to the next five to seven day period, you can expect reefer demand to remain high in several key markets. In fact, the Dodge City, Kan., reefer…

Three Must-Have Capacity Tools for Freight Brokers and 3PLs
Three Must-Have Capacity Tools for Freight Brokers and 3PLs

In the current world of transportation, using traditional, manual methods for sourcing capacity can put you at a competitive disadvantage. That being said, there are a dizzying array of technology-based capacity tools available to freight brokerage and logistics businesses like yours. In this blog, you’ll find out which capacity tools are must-haves for your freight brokerage or logistics business. These…

Market Update with Freight Caviar’s Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski
Market Update with Freight Caviar’s Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski

We love speaking with folks from across the transportation industry, from owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers to freight brokers, 3PLs and logistics consultants. We recently had the pleasure of talking with meme-maker extraordinaire and Freight Caviar host Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski. Jaroslawski’s Freight Caviar podcast brings together dispatchers, truckers and brokers to discuss logistics outsourcing and freight technology. In addition to…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Southwestern Ontario and Tucson Hottest Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Southwestern Ontario and Tucson Hottest Markets This Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and trucking companies. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day…

Integration Partner Highlight: One-Click Loadsure Cargo Insurance for Owner Operators
Integration Partner Highlight: One-Click Loadsure Cargo Insurance for Owner Operators

Trucker Tools partners with other technology companies in the trucking industry to bring you the tools you need to run a lean, mean trucking business — whether you’re an independent owner operator or carrier. We recently have teamed up with insurance industry innovator Loadsure to bring spot market cargo insurance to the Trucker Tools driver app. If you’re one of…

Five Ways Trucker Tools’ Tech Helps Owner Ops and Carriers Combat High Operating Costs
Five Ways Trucker Tools’ Tech Helps Owner Ops and Carriers Combat High Operating Costs

We know that inflation, rising fuel costs, and fluctuation in consumer supply and demand in recent months are putting the squeeze on owner operators and carriers like you. Your expenses continue to climb, while some lanes have seen drastic declines in freight volumes and rates. Now it’s more important than ever for you to use technology in your day-to-day that…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Portland and Cheyenne Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Five to Seven Days
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Portland and Cheyenne Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Five to Seven Days

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your TGIF edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. As we head into the July 4th weekend, it should come as no surprise that several reefer markets are in our Top Five Hottest Markets list today, as folks around the nation gear up to celebrate our…

Employee Spotlight: Kyler Ford, Trucker Tools’ Chief Revenue Officer
Employee Spotlight: Kyler Ford, Trucker Tools’ Chief Revenue Officer

In this ongoing Employee Spotlight blog series, we’re helping you get to know members of the Trucker Tools team. In this newest spotlight, you’ll be learning more about Kyler Ford. Kyler first joined the Trucker Tools team just about a year ago as Vice President of Sales and recently moved into a new role as Trucker Tools’ Chief Revenue Officer.…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Portland, Fort Wayne and Dodge City Top Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Portland, Fort Wayne and Dodge City Top Freight Markets This Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for truckers and carriers. The insights that you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on real-world transactions between freight brokers, carriers and drivers using Trucker Tools’ technology. In today’s freight forecast, you’ll notice that demand for…

Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity: Building Relationships for the Long-Haul with Smart Technology
Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity: Building Relationships for the Long-Haul with Smart Technology

As a tech provider, we know that your options are plentiful when it comes to choosing which software platforms to use in your logistics business. It’s important, however, to understand what different technologies can offer you. In this blog, you’ll learn how Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform is different from load board technology and some of the email-based capacity tools…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Dodge City and Winnipeg To See High Demand for Capacity Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Dodge City and Winnipeg To See High Demand for Capacity Over Next Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll learn where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada in the next week. This week, you can expect…

What Makes Trucker Tools Transportation’s Premium Provider of Digital Freight Matching Services
What Makes Trucker Tools Transportation’s Premium Provider of Digital Freight Matching Services

Over the last five years, digital freight matching technology’s prominence has skyrocketed, driven in part by the pandemic and its effect on freight markets around the globe. Digital freight matching’s value proposition for brokers and 3PLs of all sizes is clear. This technology can offer increased operational efficiency, greater profits, higher productivity, simplified workflows and the potential to raise your…

Employee Spotlight: Trucker Tools Product Manager, Jessamyn Quint
Employee Spotlight: Trucker Tools Product Manager, Jessamyn Quint

In this blog, you’ll get the skinny on another key member of the Trucker Tools team, Jessamyn Quint. Jess has been with Trucker Tools since 2019 when she joined the team fresh out of college as a software engineer just after graduating from Connecticut College. Since then, Jess has been promoted to mobile app lead engineer and just recently to…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Dodge City and San Diego Best Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Dodge City and San Diego Best Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week

Happy Friday, trucking fam, and welcome to the TGIF edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for trucking companies and owner operators. Over the next five to seven day period, you can expect demand for flatbed capacity to diminish in several key markets, including Fargo, N.D., and Washington D.C. In the coming week, reefer demand will…

Integration Partner Highlight: Tai TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: Tai TMS

Trucker Tools’ newest integration partnership brings the power of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity logistics software platform to Tai Software’s transportation management system interface. This full-stack integration with Tai TMS includes Smart Capacity’s real-time visibility, digital freight management and automated load booking capabilities, packing a powerful punch for businesses like yours. With the integration, your team members can quickly cover loads,…

The #1 Capacity Tool for Freight Brokers
The #1 Capacity Tool for Freight Brokers

As a freight broker or 3PL, the success of your business hinges on your ability to source capacity for your customers. Over the last several years, economic volatility, the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a sharp increase in the number of small carriers and owner operators in the market have made sourcing capacity more challenging than ever. Thankfully,…

Three Ways To Save Your Shippers Time and Money
Three Ways To Save Your Shippers Time and Money

When time is lost in the supply chain, it impacts your shippers’ revenue. If you can’t easily find a truck to move a shipper’s load, that means the freight is sitting in a warehouse or on a dock longer than it should be, impacting the shipper’s operations and inflating the costs associated with moving the load. One of the best…

Turvo Partners With Trucker Tools To Bring Smart Disruption To Trucking
Turvo Partners With Trucker Tools To Bring Smart Disruption To Trucking

Turvo, the world’s leading collaborative logistics provider, recently announced a new partnership with real-time visibility and carrier relationship management platform Trucker Tools. This partnership involves integrating Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform with Turvo’s collaborative TMS solutions. Freight brokers and third party logistics companies can access Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility, digital freight matching, and Book-It-Now® capabilities on Turvo’s Collaboration Cloud platform.…

Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Texarkana, Cape Girardeau, Dodge City and Tucson Top Freight Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Texarkana, Cape Girardeau, Dodge City and Tucson Top Freight Markets in Coming Week

Welcome to your midweek edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day period. This week, the New Castle, Del., power…

Three Ways Trucker Tools Helps Brokers Grow Gross Margins on Loads
Three Ways Trucker Tools Helps Brokers Grow Gross Margins on Loads

If you’re the owner of a freight brokerage or 3PL company, you’re always looking for ways to grow your gross profit margins on loads. For each load that you move, your goal is to reduce the direct expenses associated with that load. As a service-based business that doesn’t manufacture a physical product, increasing operational efficiency is one of the most…

Integration Partner Highlight: One Step GPS ELD
Integration Partner Highlight: One Step GPS ELD

As a technology company, we recognize that when different software platforms can share data, it benefits everyone, whether you’re a freight broker, logistics company, fleet manager or driver. That’s why Trucker Tools’ broker/3PL software platform Smart Capacity now integrates with 81 of the most popular ELDs in use today. We’re excited to announce that our newest ELD integration partnership is…

Digital Load Tracking Basics: What Brokers Need To Know About Real-Time Visibility
Digital Load Tracking Basics: What Brokers Need To Know About Real-Time Visibility

The use of real-time visibility (also known as digital load tracking) technology has grown immensely over the last four to five years. What used to be a nice-to-have service offering for freight brokers and 3PLs to provide to their customers has become a mandatory service offering for many freight brokers and logistics providers. Not so long ago, real-time visibility was…

Digital Freight Matching Basics: Six Facts for Freight Brokers
Digital Freight Matching Basics: Six Facts for Freight Brokers

Over the last few years, there’s been considerable buzz in the industry around digital freight matching technology and rightfully so. Digital freight matching provides a host of benefits to freight brokers and logistics providers like you — and to owner operators and carriers. When digital freight matching technology first came on the scene, it was only affordable to the biggest…

National Safety Month: Four Reasons To Insure Spot Market Freight with Loadsure
National Safety Month: Four Reasons To Insure Spot Market Freight with Loadsure

June is National Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to raise awareness about cargo theft in the transportation industry. Despite some previous dips in theft rates during the last 18 months, CargoNet is reporting that theft activity was more than 15 percent higher in the first quarter of 2022 than it was before the pandemic began. With the…

Five Ways To Grow Gross Margins with Trucker Tools’ Capacity Tools
Five Ways To Grow Gross Margins with Trucker Tools’ Capacity Tools

As FreightWaves analyst Kevin Hill notes in a recent blog, profitability is key for freight brokerages and logistics businesses. Unlike top-line revenue, gross margins are what matter most because they reflect true profit — the difference between the revenue you earn from your shippers and your expenses.   “Automating as many processes as possible boosts productivity and increases profitability across…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Cape Girardeau, Tucson and Jonesboro Top Freight Markets for Fleets and Owner Ops Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Cape Girardeau, Tucson and Jonesboro Top Freight Markets for Fleets and Owner Ops Over Next Week

Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. Over the next five to seven day period, you can expect Texarkana, Texas, to be a strong market for both flatbed and reefer freight. In fact, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market claims the number spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list.…

Five Safety Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Five Safety Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App

June is U.S. National Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to talk about safety, particularly trucker safety. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, folks working in transportation have the highest rate of workplace fatalities. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to reduce safety risks when you’re on the road and…

Join Trucker Tools and FreightWaves on June 15 for the Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit
Join Trucker Tools and FreightWaves on June 15 for the Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit

On Wednesday, June 15, Trucker Tools and FreightWaves together will host the second annual Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit, a virtual meeting of the minds for truckers and carriers. At this free day-long online summit, you’ll learn how to improve your operations and stay competitive even as demand and rates fluctuate. You’ll hear from your fellow fleet managers, drivers, owner…

Where’s the Freight? Portland, Cape Girardeau, Tucson, Texarkana and Fort Wayne Hottest Freight Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Portland, Cape Girardeau, Tucson, Texarkana and Fort Wayne Hottest Freight Markets This Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and carriers. This week, power only and flatbed demand will be particularly strong in several U.S. and Canadian markets including Portland, Ore., Texarkana, Texas, and Regina, Saskatchewan. As for refrigerated freight, Tucson, Ariz., will remain a hot spot in the coming week,…

Where’s the Freight? Cape Girardeau, Texarkana, Tucson, Chicago and Portland To See High Demand for Truck Capacity Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Cape Girardeau, Texarkana, Tucson, Chicago and Portland To See High Demand for Truck Capacity Over Next Week

Happy Friday, truckers, and welcome to your end of week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada…

Book It Now® Basics: What Freight Brokers and 3PLs Need To Know
Book It Now® Basics: What Freight Brokers and 3PLs Need To Know

Technology has become an integral part of how you do business. It can deliver higher gross margins, greater productivity and simplified workflows for your team. One of the technologies that can provide the highest return on investment for you as a freight broker or 3PL business is Book It Now®. Book It Now® automates rate cons and load/truck booking for…

Five Reasons To Implement Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Before Your Next TMS Update
Five Reasons To Implement Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Before Your Next TMS Update

You may be planning to hold off implementing Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity until after your next transportation management system update, but now is the time to add our Smart Capacity platform to your operations. Implementing Smart Capacity immediately lets you tap into Trucker Tools’ massive owner operator and carrier network, increase efficiency and gross margins, and move more loads without…

Where’s the Freight? Cape Girardeau, Portland (Maine), Portland (Ore.), Rapid City and Chicago Hottest Markets in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Cape Girardeau, Portland (Maine), Portland (Ore.), Rapid City and Chicago Hottest Markets in Coming Week

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a brand new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for drivers and carriers. The insights in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on transactions between brokers, 3PLs, owner operators and carriers who use Trucker Tools’ technology. With this data, we can predict with accuracy…

Customize Carrier Experience, Boost Efficiency and Grow Brand Awareness with Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage
Customize Carrier Experience, Boost Efficiency and Grow Brand Awareness with Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage

As is the case in most industries, relationships matter in the transportation business. Cultivating relationships with carriers over the long-term is vital if you want to continue to meet your shippers needs. Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage was created to do just that: nurture good business relationships with specific carriers for the long-term. In fact, we created Broker Advantage based on…

Integration Partner Highlight: Mastery Logistics Systems and MasterMind® TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: Mastery Logistics Systems and MasterMind® TMS

Trucker Tools’ new full-stack integration with MasterMind® TMS helps you manage your freight brokerage or logistics business with greater efficiency, cohesion and intelligence. This integration partnership with Mastery Logistics Systems brings the power of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform directly to the cloud-based transportation management system MasterMind® TMS interface, including Smart Capacity’s real-time load tracking, digital freight matching, carrier relationship…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City, Regina and San Diego To See High Demand This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City, Regina and San Diego To See High Demand This Week

Welcome to your Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. Over the coming week, you can expect flatbed demand to be very strong in several key markets, including those in Texas, Saskatchewan and South Dakota. If you run reefer loads, you’ll want to prioritize loads inbound to and outbound from Dodge…

New Feature Alert: One-Click Spot Market Cargo Insurance Now Available in Trucker Tools App
New Feature Alert: One-Click Spot Market Cargo Insurance Now Available in Trucker Tools App

We’re excited to announce our new integration partnership with Loadsure, a digital cargo insurer that uses automation and artificial intelligence to provide lightning-fast quotes and claims processing. Our partnership with Loadsure allows you to add cargo insurance to spot market loads on a load-by-load basis right in the Trucker Tools’ driver app. You can get instant quotes on cargo insurance…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Regina, Dodge City and Macon Top Markets for Carriers and Owner Ops This Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Regina, Dodge City and Macon Top Markets for Carriers and Owner Ops This Coming Week

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a brand new edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and carriers. In every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates for specific types of truckload capacity will be high and low over the next five to seven days.   Two markets…

Driver Matthew Marchand Talks Tanker, Cross-Border Trucking and Trucker Mental Health
Driver Matthew Marchand Talks Tanker, Cross-Border Trucking and Trucker Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to talk about a major issue in the trucking industry: mental health. As a trucker, you often witness accidents and spend a significant amount of time away from home, family and friends. The COVID-19 precautions that many shippers and receivers have had in place since the pandemic began have made…

Customer Success Story: Loadsmith Uses Trucker Tools To Increase Load Visibility, Boost Efficiency, and Become Even Better Partner to Shippers and Carriers
Customer Success Story: Loadsmith Uses Trucker Tools To Increase Load Visibility, Boost Efficiency, and Become Even Better Partner to Shippers and Carriers

In this new Customer Success Story blog series, you’ll be hearing how Trucker Tools’ technology is helping freight broker and logistics companies become more efficient and strengthen their relationships with customers and carriers alike. In this first blog in the series, we’re highlighting third party logistics provider, Loadsmith. This Colorado-based 3PL began using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity real-time visibility platform…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Rapid City and Regina To See High Demand for Capacity in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Rapid City and Regina To See High Demand for Capacity in Coming Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free, three-times-a-week freight forecast for fleets and drivers. Over the next week, Texarkana, Texas, will remain a hot market for both flatbed and reefer freight. In fact, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market ranks number one in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, you also can…

Update from Trucker Tools’ CEO Kary Jablonski
Update from Trucker Tools’ CEO Kary Jablonski

Welcome to my inaugural Trucker Tools CEO update. In this blog and each quarter, I’ll be sharing what’s new at Trucker Tools, from spotlighting new product features to highlighting the talents of folks who are new to the team.  Our People: New COO and CRO, Company Offsite We are building the best team in freight tech. To that end, Rohit…

Six Trucking Safety Tips from The Mindful Trucker’s Dana Smith
Six Trucking Safety Tips from The Mindful Trucker’s Dana Smith

Throughout the month of June in honor of National Safety Month, we’re raising awareness about on-the-job safety for those of you working in the transportation industry, especially for truck drivers. Trucker safety includes reducing driver distraction, combatting fatigue, trucker mental and physical health, technology-based safety systems and much more. We recently spoke with Dana Smith, founder and co-owner of The…

Remembering, Honoring and Teaching: An Interview with Wreaths Across America’s Director of Transportation Don Queeney
Remembering, Honoring and Teaching: An Interview with Wreaths Across America’s Director of Transportation Don Queeney

In recognition of military appreciation month, we’re sharing stories from veterans working in the trucking industry and from folks in transportation who are honoring fallen soldiers, veterans and active duty personnel. We recently spoke with Don Queeney, Wreaths Across America’s Director of Transportation and Mobile Educational Exhibit, to learn more about Wreaths Across America’s mission and the carriers and drivers…

5 Mental Health and Wellness Tips from The Mindful Trucker
5 Mental Health and Wellness Tips from The Mindful Trucker

After spending 30+ years behind the wheel of a big rig, Nova Scotia-based professional driver turned relationship coach Dana Smith knows a thing or two about the challenges of being a trucker. Several years ago, Dana was working 100+ hours a week and under a tremendous amount of stress. He was hospitalized for severe stress, which convinced him to make…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Rapid City, Texarkana, Los Angeles and Gary Top Markets for Truckers and Fleets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Rapid City, Texarkana, Los Angeles and Gary Top Markets for Truckers and Fleets This Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your end of week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and carriers. With the insights provided in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you can maximize your profit margins by avoiding markets where demand/rates are projected to be low and prioritizing markets where they’re…

Four Ways Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching Is Helping Loadsmith Become a Broker of Choice with Carriers
Four Ways Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching Is Helping Loadsmith Become a Broker of Choice with Carriers

In a recent webinar with Trucker Tools, Loadsmith CEO Brett Suma spoke to Trucker Tools’ Founder and Chief Customer Office Prasad Gollapalli about how digital freight matching is helping his company engage with carriers and become a preferred broker among fleets. The webinar, titled “Reducing One-Load Wonders: How Digital Freight Matching Helps Brokers Become ‘Stickier’ With Carriers,” centered on the…

Trucking with Aubry: Owner Op Aubry Oden on Her Path to Trucking, Team Driving, and Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy on the Road
Trucking with Aubry: Owner Op Aubry Oden on Her Path to Trucking, Team Driving, and Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy on the Road

We recently were fortunate enough to speak with Aubry Oden, an owner operator who is signed on with King Logistics and running dry van loads in lanes that take her all across the country. Aubry hauls everything from flowers and airplane parts to Bath and Body Works products and high-value loads for Samsung and Nordstrom. Aubry lives in Jacksonville, Fla.,…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Rapid City, Dodge City and Texarkana To See High Demand for Capacity in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Rapid City, Dodge City and Texarkana To See High Demand for Capacity in Coming Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for drivers and fleets. Our free market report is your go-to source for finding out which markets across the United States and Canada will see high and low demand and rates over the next five to seven day period. In today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll notice…

How Digitization and Analytics Can Help Small and Medium Sized Freight Brokers Flourish
How Digitization and Analytics Can Help Small and Medium Sized Freight Brokers Flourish

As someone who works in or owns a small or medium-sized logistics business, you need a high return on investment when you use technology in your operations. Fortunately, technology platforms for freight brokers and logistics providers are more accessible than ever, no matter the size of your operations. Technology often can help improve all aspects of your business, from digitizing…

Mental Health Awareness Month: Candace Rivers’ Mission To Improve Trucker Mental and Physical Health
Mental Health Awareness Month: Candace Rivers’ Mission To Improve Trucker Mental and Physical Health

Whether you’re an independent owner operator, company driver or a local driver, you know that the isolation of solo driving can impact your mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a good time for us to talk about trucker mental health, a serious subject that hasn’t always been in the spotlight but that needs to be.…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Jonesboro, Dodge City, New Castle and Rapid City Top Markets for Fleets and Owner Ops This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Jonesboro, Dodge City, New Castle and Rapid City Top Markets for Fleets and Owner Ops This Week

Welcome to your Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for carriers and owner operators. Our free freight forecast tells you where demand and rates will be highest and lowest in the coming week. Armed with this information in advance, you have time to move your truck(s) out of markets where demand and rates will…

Integration Partner Highlight: EZ Loader TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: EZ Loader TMS

Being able to access data in real-time can be the difference-maker when it comes to elevating your shipper service, growing your profit margins and reducing costs. That’s why Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity software platform integrates with the leading technologies used by freight brokerage and logistics businesses like yours. We’re excited to announced that our latest integration partnership is with EZ…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Winnipeg, Dodge City and Springfield To See High Demand Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Winnipeg, Dodge City and Springfield To See High Demand Over Next Week

Happy Friday and welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. As always, our free market report provides you with information on where demand and rates are likely to be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada in the coming week. As we look ahead to the next…

Trucker Tools’ 13 Newest ELD Integration Partnerships
Trucker Tools’ 13 Newest ELD Integration Partnerships

To date, Trucker Tools has partnered with 80 different ELD providers in the trucking industry. If you’re a trucker, our robust ELD provider network gives you another option to use when you’re tracking a load with a freight broker or logistics provider that uses Trucker Tools’ load tracking software. As a freight broker or 3PL, Trucker Tools’ powerful ELD network…

Dr. Mona Shattell on Trucker Mental Health and Where To Get Help
Dr. Mona Shattell on Trucker Mental Health and Where To Get Help

Throughout the month of May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re shining a spotlight on trucker mental health. The statistics around mental health in the industry are striking. In a study of more than 300 truckers between the ages of 23 and 76, 28 percent reported feeling lonely, 27 percent said they were depressed, and 20 percent said…

Congratulations, Q1 Visibility Compliance Champions!
Congratulations, Q1 Visibility Compliance Champions!

After the close of each quarter, we celebrate the freight brokers and logistics companies that are knocking it out of the park when it comes to real-time visibility. For the first quarter of 2022, we’re happy to report that a whopping 69 brokers and 3PLs achieved real-time visibility compliance rates of 80 percent or higher with Trucker Tools’ real-time load…

Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity for Tucson, Jonesboro, Fort Wayne, Winnipeg and Springfield in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity for Tucson, Jonesboro, Fort Wayne, Winnipeg and Springfield in Coming Week

Welcome to your midweek edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and carriers. In every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll find out where demand and rates are likely to be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada over the next week. In the coming week, Tucson, Ariz., and Jonesboro, Ark.,…

The Mindful Trucker’s Dana Smith on Driver Mental Health and Wellness
The Mindful Trucker’s Dana Smith on Driver Mental Health and Wellness

All month long in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve been shining a light on the subject of mental health. We hope that by talking about mental health more, especially driver mental health and wellness, the industry as a whole can better support those suffering with anxiety, depression and burn-out. In 2019, life-long trucker Dana Smith founded his company…

Get To Know Adam Pollock, Trucker Tools’ Customer Support Representative and Team Lead
Get To Know Adam Pollock, Trucker Tools’ Customer Support Representative and Team Lead

In this ongoing blog series, we’re shining a spotlight on the people who work at Trucker Tools — from the talented folks who design our time and money-saving applications to the fantastic people taking your support calls. In this newest blog, you’ll meet Adam Pollock, known affectionately to his peers as Padam, who is a customer support representative and also…

Celebrating Military Appreciation Month: Lease Operator John DeCillo, U.S. Air Force Veteran
Celebrating Military Appreciation Month: Lease Operator John DeCillo, U.S. Air Force Veteran

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day, we’re highlighting U.S. military veterans who work in trucking all throughout the month of May. Did you know that according to the U.S. Census, an estimated 10 percent of all truckers are military veterans? It’s true! We recently had the opportunity to speak with John DeCillo, a lease operator based out…

Where’s the Freight? Fort Wayne, Tucson, Springfield, Rapid City and Winnipeg Top Freight Markets for Carriers and Owner Ops This Week
Where’s the Freight? Fort Wayne, Tucson, Springfield, Rapid City and Winnipeg Top Freight Markets for Carriers and Owner Ops This Week

Welcome to the latest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. The insights that you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on real-world transactions and data from Trucker Tools’ broker, driver and carrier software platforms. With this data, we can predict where demand and rates for flatbed,…

Where’s the Freight? Fort Wayne, Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City and Rapid City Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Fort Wayne, Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City and Rapid City Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers in Coming Week

Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for carriers and owner ops. In each and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll find out which markets are projected to see high demand and rates in the coming week and which are likely to see low demand and rates. As we…

Avoid Death by Excel: How Trucker Tools Can Automate Broker and 3PL Operations of All Sizes
Avoid Death by Excel: How Trucker Tools Can Automate Broker and 3PL Operations of All Sizes

If you’re a freight broker or logistics provider on the smaller side, you may still be using Excel spreadsheets to manage customer details, carriers, tracking, operational costs, loads and other key data for your business. While Excel may seem like a no-brainer for your operations, it can’t match the value that real-time algorithm-based technology can offer. Using manual Excel spreadsheets…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Tucson and Lexington Top Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Tucson and Lexington Top Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week

Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover which markets are likely to see high and low demand/rates over the next five to seven day period. This week, demand for reefer and flatbed capacity will remain high in several…

How Strategic Partnerships Accelerate New Functionality and Value for Your TMS
How Strategic Partnerships Accelerate New Functionality and Value for Your TMS

In a recent webinar, Trucker Tools’ VP of Partnerships Matt Silver was joined by Freightflow’s Founder/CEO Butch Peri and Chief Technology Officer Diego Prado. The recent webinar centered on the value of integrated software platforms and how embracing strategic integrations can help freight brokers and 3PLs elevate profit margins and service levels. The group also discussed best practices for identifying…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Dodge City, Rapid City and Regina Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Dodge City, Rapid City and Regina Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers in Coming Week

Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for drivers and carriers. Once again, you can expect demand for flatbed capacity to be extremely high to/from Texarkana, Texas, this week as it claims the number one spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. Over the next week, Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls,…

Military and Veteran Recruitment Programs in Trucking and Transportation
Military and Veteran Recruitment Programs in Trucking and Transportation

Throughout Military Appreciation Month we held interviews with military veterans working in transportation and gathered information on organizations in the industry that honor and support veterans. It’s no secret that many military veterans are working in the transportation and trucking industries. In 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 673,950 military veterans were employed in the private transportation and…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Regina, Philadelphia and Rapid City Hottest Markets for Drivers and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Regina, Philadelphia and Rapid City Hottest Markets for Drivers and Carriers This Week

Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to the Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. “Where’s the Freight?” uses data from Trucker Tools’ technology platforms to predict where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be high and low across the United States and Canada in the coming…

Use Digital Load Tracking To Limit Liability and Risk
Use Digital Load Tracking To Limit Liability and Risk

When you think about digital load tracking, your thoughts may center on meeting your shippers’ visibility KPIs or the technology’s ability to increase the efficiency of your operations. However, if you’ve thus far been reluctant to implement digital load tracking tech with your drivers and carriers, you may be doing more harm to your business than you realize. One of…

Seven Ways Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Helps You Foster Carrier Relationships
Seven Ways Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Helps You Foster Carrier Relationships

When you think about relationship-building with truckload carriers, you may think it all has to happen in person and face-to-face, but the truth is that the right digital platform can be an invaluable tool in your arsenal when it comes to forming and maintaining carrier relationships. Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity is designed to connect you with owner operators and carriers…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Rapid City, Philadelphia and Regina To See High Demand for Capacity Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Rapid City, Philadelphia and Regina To See High Demand for Capacity Over Next Week

Happy Wednesday, y’all, and welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for carriers and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” you’ll discover where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van truckload capacity will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day…

Employee Spotlight: Laura Ursini, Customer Support Representative at Trucker Tools
Employee Spotlight: Laura Ursini, Customer Support Representative at Trucker Tools

We hope you’ve been enjoying getting to know the Trucker Tools team with our employee spotlight blog series! It’s a chance to get to know the amazing folks working behind the scenes day in and day out at Trucker Tools. This week, you’ll be meeting Colorado native Laura Ursini, a vital member of Trucker Tools’ Customer Support team. As a…

Flatbedder John DeCillo Talks Trucking as a Semi-Retirement Plan
Flatbedder John DeCillo Talks Trucking as a Semi-Retirement Plan

If you’re a regular reader of the Trucker Tools blog, you know that we love talking to folks from across the trucking industry, from company drivers and owner ops to dispatchers and fleet owners. We recently had the good fortune to speak with John DeCillo, a flatbed lease operator running out of Jacksonville, Fla. John’s path into trucking hasn’t been…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Rapid City, Corpus Christi and Gary To See High Demand in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Rapid City, Corpus Christi and Gary To See High Demand in Coming Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your end of week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for carriers and owner operators. The freight market predictions that you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on real-world transactions from our driver, carrier and broker software platforms. Armed with this information in…

Meet the Trucker Tools Team at FreightWaves’ The Future of Supply Chain May 9-10 in Rogers, Ark
Meet the Trucker Tools Team at FreightWaves’ The Future of Supply Chain May 9-10 in Rogers, Ark

This May 9-10, Trucker Tools will be joining technology vendors, logistics providers, freight brokers and thought leaders at FreightWaves’ The Future of Supply Chain for two days of insightful discussions, exhibits, technology demonstrations and training. Keynote speakers at this year’s event will include Arkansas’ governor Asa Hutchinson, the Oakland As’ Billy Beane, and J.B. Hunt’s Chief Commercial Officer and Executive…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City and Corpus Christi Top Markets for Drivers and Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City and Corpus Christi Top Markets for Drivers and Carriers This Week

Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast fleets and drivers. All signs are pointing to a broad decline in demand for truckload capacity, according to data from FreightWaves and a report from Bank of America released last week. At this time last year, truckers and carriers were rejecting more than one quarter (25.76…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City and Shreveport Hottest Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City and Shreveport Hottest Markets This Week

Happy Monday and welcome to the latest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for carriers and drivers. As we look ahead to this final week of April, you can expect demand for reefer and flatbed capacity to remain high in several border and manufacturing/distribution markets, which is no surprise given the time of year. Once…

Introducing Tyler Cassidy, Trucker Tools’ Senior Software Engineer
Introducing Tyler Cassidy, Trucker Tools’ Senior Software Engineer

In this ongoing blog series, we’re introducing you to Trucker Tools’ most valuable resource: our employees! These are the folks working hard behind the scenes to answer your questions, design new technology features and help you make your business more efficient. In this blog, you’ll get to know Tyler Cassidy, Trucker Tools’ Senior Software Engineer who spends the bulk of…

Integration Partner Highlight: Freightflow TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: Freightflow TMS

The benefits of integrating software platforms together are numerous for your freight brokerage or 3PL business. Integrated software platforms can increase employee productivity, reduce errors, provide insights about your business, cut costs, help you better understand your customers, and provide flexibility and scalability. That’s why Trucker Tools partners with leading technology providers across the transportation industry, including transportation management system…

SCALE Logistics’ Founder Shay L. Dixon on the Power of Relationships and Mentorship in Logistics
SCALE Logistics’ Founder Shay L. Dixon on the Power of Relationships and Mentorship in Logistics

In February, we interviewed Shay L. Dixon, co-founder of SCALE Logistics, as part of our blog series celebrating Black History Month. When we spoke with Dixon, she told us about her career in logistics, including how she first got started in the industry working for a manufacturer followed by a stint with a cold chain 3PL to becoming the CEO…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Huntington, Tucson and Dodge City Expected To See High Demand for Capacity This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Huntington, Tucson and Dodge City Expected To See High Demand for Capacity This Week

Welcome to your Monday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for truckers and carriers. With spring officially here, spot market flatbed demand remains high even as spot market demand for other types of capacity has declined in recent weeks. As we look ahead to this coming week, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market is expected to see…

Top Five Cost and Time Saving Features in the Trucker Tools Driver App
Top Five Cost and Time Saving Features in the Trucker Tools Driver App

Saving money is on everyone’s mind right now with inflation at a 40-year high. As oil and diesel prices surge higher and higher, you may be the feeling the financial squeeze if you’re an owner operator or fleet owner. Given the current situation, it’s more important than ever to use cost and time saving tools in your operations, whether you’re…

Freightflow, Leading TMS for Produce Shippers, Completes Integration with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity®
Freightflow, Leading TMS for Produce Shippers, Completes Integration with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity®

Integration strategy augments digital freight management capabilities for growers/shippers of fresh fruits, vegetables, other perishable agricultural products. Incorporates Trucker Tools Smart Capacity® portfolio including predictive freight matching, capacity management, one-click “Book It Now®” automated booking, real-time visibility. Leverages popularity of Trucker Tools “all-in-one” mobile driver app to improve collaboration, drive efficiencies, improve tracking accuracy, timeliness. RESTON, VA and RENO, NV…

Move Beyond Same-Day Transactions with Trucker Tools’ Carrier Relationship Management Platform
Move Beyond Same-Day Transactions with Trucker Tools’ Carrier Relationship Management Platform

Imagine a technology that helps you build long-term, productive relationships with specific carriers, allowing you to build out your carrier network while tapping into highly coveted owner operator and small carrier capacity. That’s the value proposition of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity, a comprehensive carrier relationship platform designed to increase carrier engagement and encourage repeat loads with carriers. Unlike other technology…

Optimize Your Trucking Business for Efficiency with Trucker Tools’ Free Carrier Platform
Optimize Your Trucking Business for Efficiency with Trucker Tools’ Free Carrier Platform

Being efficient isn’t just for the big trucking companies. For small and mid-sized carriers like you, operating more efficiently can mean the difference between an average year and a good one. Trucker Tools’ free software platform for carriers can be a game-changer for dispatchers exactly because it saves time. With our web-based platform, you can find loads and reloads quickly,…

Unlock Hidden Capacity with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity
Unlock Hidden Capacity with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity

Owner operators and small fleets running 10 trucks or fewer make up the lion’s share of truckload capacity and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest increase in capacity has occurred within the small carrier segment. Despite the outsized role that they play in the transportation industry, it’s been relatively difficult until recently for freight brokers like you…

How To Use ‘Where’s the Freight?’ To Maximize Your Profits
How To Use ‘Where’s the Freight?’ To Maximize Your Profits

With the price of fuel and other essential goods reaching all-time highs, it’s more important than ever to make informed decisions on each and every load that comes your way. Veteran truckers know that sometimes a rate really is too good to be true if it sends you into a market where you’ll run empty or lose money on the…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Regina, Rapid City and Gary Hottest Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers in the Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Regina, Rapid City and Gary Hottest Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers in the Coming Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your end of week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for fleets and drivers. Inflation that began in 2020 and high fuel costs as a result of the Ukraine war are slowing down the consumer market considerably. Still, some markets will see high demand for specific types of capacity over…

Find Free and Paid Truck Parking with the Trucker Tools App
Find Free and Paid Truck Parking with the Trucker Tools App

At the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., truckers interviewed by FreightWaves indicated that parking remains the industry’s top challenge. At the end of 2021, the American Transportation Research Institute’s 17th annual Top Industry Issues report also found that parking continues to be a top issue for truckers and carriers like you. The current lack of safe and convenient…

How Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching and Book It Now® Outperform Load Boards
How Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching and Book It Now® Outperform Load Boards

With capacity as scarce as it presently is, you must leverage all of the tools you have at your disposal as a freight broker or logistics company to meet your customers’ needs. Over the last two to three years, digital freight matching technology has emerged as the most efficient way for carriers to find loads and for brokers/3PLs to locate…

Seven Questions To Ask a Prospective Technology Partner
Seven Questions To Ask a Prospective Technology Partner

Choosing technology for your freight brokerage or logistics company often is one of the biggest decisions you make as a business owner. The right technology-based solution and tech partner can transform your business, helping you increase your profit margins and equipping you with the tools you need to remain competitive today and in the future. Asking the right questions of…

Carrier Relationship Management Platforms: The Glue That Holds Your Network Together
Carrier Relationship Management Platforms: The Glue That Holds Your Network Together

In a recent webinar presented in partnership with FreightWaves, Trucker Tools’ Founder and Chief Customer Officer Prasad Gollapalli spoke about the power of carrier relationship platforms and how they help solve some of the biggest challenges carriers, 3PLs and freight brokers face today. Gollapalli was joined by FreightWaves’ VP of Media Operations Mary Anne Hensley for the webinar to discuss…

Meet Murali Yellepeddy, Trucker Tools’ Chief Technology Officer
Meet Murali Yellepeddy, Trucker Tools’ Chief Technology Officer

We hope you’re enjoying getting to know the talented members of the Trucker Tools team! In this newest blog in this ongoing employee series, we introduce you to Trucker Tools’ Chief Technology Officer, Murali Yellepeddy. Murali has and continues to play a crucial role in Trucker Tools’ trajectory, as he has been with Trucker Tools from the very beginning. Murali…

Trucker Tools: Where We’re Going and Where We’ve Been
Trucker Tools: Where We’re Going and Where We’ve Been

As we announced this week, Prasad Gollapalli, the founder of Trucker Tools, is moving into a new role as a strategic advisor and Chief Customer Officer. Kary Jablonski, who has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2021, is now stepping into the CEO role at Trucker Tools. We recently caught up with Prasad and Kary to talk with them about…

Five Reasons Why Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Should Be Your Go-To Source for Flatbed, Reefer, Van, Power Only and Special Freight Capacity
Five Reasons Why Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity Should Be Your Go-To Source for Flatbed, Reefer, Van, Power Only and Special Freight Capacity

Freight volume, rates, driver detention, fuel costs, and consumer demand all have risen significantly over the last two years, while CDL school enrollments have declined. That adds up to an extremely tight truck capacity market for freight brokers/logistics providers like you. If you’re like most transportation businesses, you’re presently using a combination of phone calls, email messages and load boards…

Trucker Tools Founder and CEO Prasad Gollapalli moving into strategic advisory role
Trucker Tools Founder and CEO Prasad Gollapalli moving into strategic advisory role

In planned transition, Gollapalli to shift to role as strategic advisor and chief customer officer, remains on Board. Current COO Kary Jablonski to succeed Gollapalli as Trucker Tools president and CEO. RESTON, VA – MARCH 31, 2022 – Trucker Tools the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility, predictive freight matching and automated booking solutions for the transportation industry announced…

Five Must-Use Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Five Must-Use Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App

As the number one downloaded app in the transportation industry, Trucker Tools’ free driver mobile app has everything you need when you’re on the road. From connecting you with loads from your favorite brokers to providing you with up to date information on parking, the Trucker Tools app has you covered. With diesel fuel and other goods’ prices recently hitting…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Syracuse and Ithaca To See High Demand This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Syracuse and Ithaca To See High Demand This Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner ops. As always, the market insights you see in today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are drawn from real-world data from Trucker Tools’ driver app, carrier platform and broker platform. Over the next five to seven day period, Dodge City, Kan., will…

Female Leaders in Transportation: Lynette Mathis, Vice President of the Bennett Family of Companies
Female Leaders in Transportation: Lynette Mathis, Vice President of the Bennett Family of Companies

All this month in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve been shining a spotlight on female leaders within the transportation industry. These women are paving the way for others who someday may consider careers or leadership roles within trucking or freight brokerage. For this final blog in the series, we had the good fortune to speak with Lynette Mathis, the…

Say Goodbye to Carrier Cold Calls with Digital Freight Matching
Say Goodbye to Carrier Cold Calls with Digital Freight Matching

If you work in a freight brokerage or logistics business on a carrier sales or operations team, you may think that cold calling carriers is the best (or only) way to source capacity. You’ve likely gotten used to making five, 10 or even 20 phone calls to different carriers just to cover a single load. It’s important to know, however,…

Female Leaders in Transportation: Lateasha and Lashanta Witherspoon, Founders and Owners of LLG Transportation Consultants
Female Leaders in Transportation: Lateasha and Lashanta Witherspoon, Founders and Owners of LLG Transportation Consultants

For the second consecutive year, we’re honoring female leaders in transportation throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. In this second blog in this year’s blog series, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Lashanta and Lateasha Witherspoon, co-owners and co-founders of LLG Transportation Consultants, a Dallas-based trucking consultancy business. The sisters founded LLG in 2019 and…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Jonesboro, New Castle and Fort Wayne Highest Demand Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Jonesboro, New Castle and Fort Wayne Highest Demand Markets This Week

Happy Friday! Welcome to the newest edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. As we look ahead to the upcoming final week of March, you can expect demand for power only capacity to be high in several areas of the Southeast and Midwest. In the coming week, demand for reefer capacity…

Fleeting Founder/CEO Launches Training Academy for Truckers
Fleeting Founder/CEO Launches Training Academy for Truckers

Throughout the month of February, we’ve been celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black leaders from across the trucking and logistics industries. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Fleeting CEO and Founder Pierre Laguerre. When we spoke with Laguerre, he explained that when he first got into the trucking industry, he was surprised to discover that there wasn’t…

Redneckanize Founders Tiffini Spencer and Ed Prince Talk MATS, Redneckanize Radio and the #1 Owner Op Worry
Redneckanize Founders Tiffini Spencer and Ed Prince Talk MATS, Redneckanize Radio and the #1 Owner Op Worry

Back in early 2020, we first interviewed Tiffini Spencer and Ed Prince, two of the co-founders of Redneckanize, to learn more about the truckers group and how it got started. If you’re not familiar, Redneckanize was founded in 2012 at the Mid-American Truck Show. Since then, it’s become a place where truckers can share industry knowledge with one another, learn…

Where’s the Freight? Springfield, Dodge City, Texarkana, Ithaca and Edmonton To See High Capacity Demand in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Springfield, Dodge City, Texarkana, Ithaca and Edmonton To See High Capacity Demand in Coming Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner operators and carriers. Over the last week, fuel prices and national average volumes/rates that measure truckload demand have declined, but most experts don’t expect those declines to last long. The Russian oil embargo and springtime construction and produce surges likely will…

Female Leaders in Transportation: Driver and Industry Advocate Ingrid Brown
Female Leaders in Transportation: Driver and Industry Advocate Ingrid Brown

All throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re honoring female leaders from across the transportation industry, including company drivers, owner operators, freight brokers and logistics consultants. In this second blog in this series, you’ll meet Ingrid Brown. Ingrid has been a commercial driver for 40+ years and for many of those years has been a…

Optimize and Improve Your Capacity Searches with Trucker Tools
Optimize and Improve Your Capacity Searches with Trucker Tools

In today’s freight markets, speed and efficiency matter, particularly when demand outpaces available capacity and when freight rates are historically high, as they are now. Optimizing and improving the efficacy of your capacity searches can help you better meet the needs of your customers and keep you ahead of your competition, of which there is plenty. With the digital freight…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Ithaca, Texarkana and Tucson Projected as Highest Demand Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Ithaca, Texarkana and Tucson Projected as Highest Demand Markets This Week

Welcome to the Monday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. According to a report released last Friday from FreightWaves, inflation and its impact on consumer spending are likely responsible for declines in national outbound tender rejections and volumes over the last week. Despite these declines, this week you can expect…

Trucker Tools To Implement Full Stack Integration with Turvo
Trucker Tools To Implement Full Stack Integration with Turvo

Complements Turvo TMS collaboration platform with proven tools that extend value, help 3PLs, brokers streamline operations, improve data accuracy, reduce redundant manual tasks. Leverages all Trucker Tools digital brokerage offerings, including freight matching, capacity management, automated booking and real-time visibility via Trucker Tools mobile driver app.  Increases access to capacity, improves carrier engagement, promotes convenience, productivity for drivers, process efficiency…

Say Hello to Ricky Duddy, Trucker Tools’ Enterprise Sales Manager
Say Hello to Ricky Duddy, Trucker Tools’ Enterprise Sales Manager

In this blog series, we’re introducing you to members of the Trucker Tools team. They’re the fantastic folks behind the scenes making Trucker Tools the successful and people-focused company that it is today. In this blog, you’ll get to know Ricky Duddy, Trucker Tools’ Enterprise Sales Manager. Ricky joined the Trucker Tools team seven months ago following stints working for…

Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Dodge City, Texarkana, Tucson and Fort Wayne Top Markets for Fleets and Owner Operators in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Dodge City, Texarkana, Tucson and Fort Wayne Top Markets for Fleets and Owner Operators in Coming Week

Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to your end-of-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner ops and carriers. Over the next five to seven day period, Ithaca, N.Y., will remain a hot spot for flatbed freight, with flatbed demand projected to be nine times higher this week than it was during this week last year.…

Female Leaders in Transportation: Independent Owner Operator Jess Graham
Female Leaders in Transportation: Independent Owner Operator Jess Graham

All throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting female leaders from across the transportation industry. For this first blog in our Female Leaders in Transportation blog series, we’re shining a spotlight on Jess Graham, an independent owner operator based out of Atlanta. Jess first got into the trucking industry 10 years ago when she…

Five Ways Book-It-Now® Can Help Freight Brokers and 3PLs Scale
Five Ways Book-It-Now® Can Help Freight Brokers and 3PLs Scale

If you’re like most freight brokers and 3PL owners, you know that capacity demand and freight rates cycle through ups and downs. It’s no secret that right now is one of those up periods in which freight rates and demand for trucking capacity are very high. If your goal is to expand and grow your business during this up period,…

Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Texarkana, Dodge City, Tucson and Fort Wayne To See High Demand/Rates This Week
Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Texarkana, Dodge City, Tucson and Fort Wayne To See High Demand/Rates This Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to your mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. In the coming week, you can expect high demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz., while Billings, Mont., likely will be one of the lowest demand/rate reefer markets in North…

Celebrating Black History Month: Shay L. Dixon, Co-Founder of SCALE Logistics
Celebrating Black History Month: Shay L. Dixon, Co-Founder of SCALE Logistics

All throughout the month of February, we’re highlighting Black-owned freight brokerage, 3PL, carrier and owner operator businesses in celebration of Black History Month. We recently had the good fortune to speak with Shay L. Dixon, co-founder of SCALE Logistics. Prior to launching SCALE Logistics last month, Dixon was the CEO of Atlanta-based Allegiant Logistics. Dixon got her start in the…

The Truth About Digital Freight Matching
The Truth About Digital Freight Matching

No longer a technology that’s only available and affordable to mega brokers, digital freight matching has become increasingly valuable and accessible to freight brokers and third-party logistics companies of all sizes. Digital freight matching technology notably has emerged as the natural technological successor of load board technology. Unlike many load boards, digital freight matching connects shippers and freight brokers who…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, El Paso, Dodge City, Springfield and Ithaca Highest Demand Markets Over the Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, El Paso, Dodge City, Springfield and Ithaca Highest Demand Markets Over the Next Week

Welcome to the Monday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner operators and carriers. FreightWaves reported on Friday that outbound tender volumes last week were at their lowest levels since the Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Day holiday in January. The cause is likely the high cost of gas and inflation in general, as consumers face…

Connect with Trucker Tools at MATS March 24-26
Connect with Trucker Tools at MATS March 24-26

The Mid-America Trucking Show is back as an in-person, live event this March 24 through March 26, 2022, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.! Join the Trucker Tools team and folks from all across the trucking industry for three full days of networking, entertainment, education, technology showcases and more. With 70,000+ attendees, over 1,000 exhibitors, 40+ special events…

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Springfield and El Paso Top Markets for Owner Ops/Carriers This Week
Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Springfield and El Paso Top Markets for Owner Ops/Carriers This Week

Happy Friday, truckers and carriers, and welcome to the Friday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for owner ops and trucking companies. FreightWaves is reporting today that national outbound tender volumes, which measure national demand for capacity, decreased by three percent over a two-day period this week. Despite the drop, volumes for all types of capacity…

Five Ways Real-Time Visibility Can Improve Your Shipper Relationships
Five Ways Real-Time Visibility Can Improve Your Shipper Relationships

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, real-time visibility of freight was already a top ask for shippers. Since then, labor shortages and volatile supply and demand have made real-time visibility a true must-have for manufacturers and distributors. It’s such a priority for shippers that your ability to provide real-time visibility can have a significant impact on whether or not a customer…

Create a Customized, Online Portal for Carriers with Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage
Create a Customized, Online Portal for Carriers with Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage

In an increasingly competitive capacity market, providing carriers with quick and convenient ways to interact and communicate with your freight broker or logistics business is a must. The use of time-saving technologies can help you keep carriers in network and provide an incentive for out of network carriers to do business with your company. Thanks to Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage,…

Where’s the Freight? Springfield, Texarkana, El Paso, Omaha and Southwestern Ontario Most Profitable Markets in the Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Springfield, Texarkana, El Paso, Omaha and Southwestern Ontario Most Profitable Markets in the Coming Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for fleets and owner operators. We’ve got lots of new cities in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list, with Springfield, Mass., claiming the number one spot this week with its power only market. Located in Southwestern Massachusetts, Springfield, Mass., is a distribution point for freight entering…

Best Practices for Building and Maintaining Relationships with Carriers
Best Practices for Building and Maintaining Relationships with Carriers

If you’ve been working in this industry for any length of time, you know that as a freight broker or 3PL business, your ability to meet your customers’ capacity needs hinges on the strength of your carrier relationships. Plainly put, if you can’t get the truck you can’t move the load. Amidst the current capacity crunch, carriers and drivers can…

Join Trucker Tools on March 16 for FreightWaves’ 2022 3PL Summit
Join Trucker Tools on March 16 for FreightWaves’ 2022 3PL Summit

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Trucker Tools will join freight brokers, third party logistics providers and technology vendors from across the transportation industry for FreightWaves 2022 3PL Summit. This virtual event will focus on innovative technologies available to the industry, as well as best practices for freight brokers and 3PLs given current market conditions. Speakers at this year’s 3PL Summit…

How Ryan Transportation Increased Carrier Engagement, Provided Top Service to Customers and Achieved Growth Despite the Pandemic’s Challenges
How Ryan Transportation Increased Carrier Engagement, Provided Top Service to Customers and Achieved Growth Despite the Pandemic’s Challenges

Trucker Tools’ CEO and Founder Prasad Gollapalli recently was joined by Ryan Transportation’s Senior VP of Operations Jeff Henderson to discuss “Scaling Up Your Brokerage for Sustained Profitable Growth — in Any Market.” The webinar centered on the lessons learned and successful strategies that Ryan Transportation has deployed during the pandemic to improve carrier engagement, provide reliable service to shippers…

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City and Phoenix Most Profitable Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Rapid City and Phoenix Most Profitable Markets This Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your end of week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner operators and fleets. As we look ahead to the next five to seven days, you can expect power only demand and rates to be on the rise in Birmingham, Ala., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Cape Girardeau, Mo. This…

Nicole Ward on the Launch of African American Women in Trucking Association
Nicole Ward on the Launch of African American Women in Trucking Association

If you’re a regular reader of Trucker Tools’ blog, you know that we love talking to drivers, carriers, freight brokers, and logistics company owners from across the trucking and transportation industries! We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Nicole Ward, co-founder and logistics director for Atlanta-based Capital Freight LLC. Nicole also is the co-founder of the first official national…

How Blackburn Energy Is Making the Trucking Industry Greener from the Ground Up
How Blackburn Energy Is Making the Trucking Industry Greener from the Ground Up

When you hear about green energy and a more environmentally-friendly vision for the supply chain, you probably think of electric trucks, anti-idle laws and government mandates. We recently spoke with Blackburn Energy’s CEO and Founder Andrew Amigo whose innovative driveshaft-based kinetic energy recovery system takes a different approach to making trucking greener and cleaner. Inspired by his own experience as…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Springfield, Rapid City, Tucson and Texarkana Best Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Springfield, Rapid City, Tucson and Texarkana Best Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers Over Next Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. The market insights you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on real-world data from Trucker Tools’ driver, carrier and broker software platforms. Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect to see an…

Meet Tracy Neill, Trucker Tools’ Director of Marketing
Meet Tracy Neill, Trucker Tools’ Director of Marketing

In this ongoing blog series, we’re introducing you to individual members of the Trucker Tools team. These folks are the engine that makes Trucker Tools run, providing brokers, 3PLs, carriers and drivers like you with what you need to run a profitable business. In this new employee spotlight, you’ll have the pleasure of getting to know Tracy Neill, Trucker Tools’…

Seven Ways Broker Advantage Can Strengthen Your Carrier Network
Seven Ways Broker Advantage Can Strengthen Your Carrier Network

If you’re looking for ways to strengthen or grow your carrier network, you’re certainly not alone, especially given recent capacity scarcity. Your freight broker or third party logistics business is, after all, only as strong as its carrier network. Trucker Tools is now offering you a new way to keep carriers engaged with your company and team. Broker Advantage, a…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Birmingham and Corpus Christi Projected To Be High Demand/Rate Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Birmingham and Corpus Christi Projected To Be High Demand/Rate Markets This Week

Happy Monday and welcome to the latest edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for fleets and owner ops. The market insights that you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on the real-world transactions between freight brokers and owner operators/carriers that occur on Trucker Tools’ driver, carrier and broker software platforms.…

Celebrating Black History Month: Pierre Laguerre, Founder of Fleeting
Celebrating Black History Month: Pierre Laguerre, Founder of Fleeting

Throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on Black freight brokers, 3PL owners, truckers and fleet owners. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Pierre Laguerre, founder and CEO of Fleeting. Laguerre was born in Haiti and came to the United States when he was 15. After emigrating to the United…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Brooklyn and Tucson To See High Demand in Coming Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Brooklyn and Tucson To See High Demand in Coming Week

Welcome to the Friday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll learn where demand and rates are likely to be high and low over the next five to seven day period. Armed with this vital information, you can maximize your profit…

Why Trucker Tools Should Be Your #1 Source for Truck Capacity
Why Trucker Tools Should Be Your #1 Source for Truck Capacity

As an operations or carrier manager in a freight brokerage/3PL company, you might be sticking with what you know when it comes to finding and securing truck capacity in the midst of this capacity crunch. Your team may be using load boards or calling/emailing carriers to find out what they have available for capacity. We’re here to tell you there’s…

Integration Partner Highlight: Simple Truck ELD
Integration Partner Highlight: Simple Truck ELD

The technology that you use in your everyday operations functions like the heart of your business. It keeps information flowing and ensures your team and partners have the information they need to make the best decisions in real-time. With Trucker Tools’ newest integration partnership, we’ve teamed up with Simple Truck ELD to bring ELD-based load tracking to freight brokers and…

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Southwestern Ontario, Brooklyn, Tucson and Cedar Rapids Highest Demand Markets Over Next Week
Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Southwestern Ontario, Brooklyn, Tucson and Cedar Rapids Highest Demand Markets Over Next Week

Welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner operators and fleets — and your source for discovering where demand and rates will be high and low in the coming week. This week, you can expect demand for flatbed capacity to increase in markets in Washington and Colorado, while El Paso, Texas, will…

Why Now Is the Time To Ditch Load Boards and Embrace Digital Freight Matching
Why Now Is the Time To Ditch Load Boards and Embrace Digital Freight Matching

As Brian Work of SupplyChainBrain writes, “In today’s tight transportation market, finding carriers to cover loads has become increasingly difficult. Capacity constraints, labor shortages, rising shipping costs and growing shipping volumes are all expected to continue throughout 2022 (and possibly beyond), making traditional approaches to procurement insufficient. Addressing both short-term and long-term capacity needs requires a more modern and strategic…

Where’s the Freight? Yakima, Dodge City, Southwestern Ontario, Tucson and Brooklyn Top Markets This Week
Where’s the Freight? Yakima, Dodge City, Southwestern Ontario, Tucson and Brooklyn Top Markets This Week

Welcome to the Monday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect flatbed demand inbound to and outbound from Yakima, Wash., to remain extremely high. In fact, the Yakima, Wash., flatbed market once again claims the top spot in our Top Five Hottest Markets list,…

Integrate Your ELD with Trucker Tools for the Chance To Win $200
Integrate Your ELD with Trucker Tools for the Chance To Win $200

We like to provide you with choices, which is why Trucker Tools integrates with 70+ of the leading ELD providers in the trucking industry. The partnerships that Trucker Tools maintains with ELD providers allow you as a driver or carrier to digitally track loads for freight brokers and 3PLs with your ELD in place of the Trucker Tools app. Getting…

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