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

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

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month.

We covered a lot of ground in our blogs in October! In this roundup, you can find out what most visibility vendors don’t want you to know (don’t worry, it’s good news) and how to reduce your variable cost per load to practically zero. We also delve into who really is responsible for load tracking and how Trucker Tools can function as a universal platform for brokers, 3PLs, trucking companies, and owner-operators. Read on to learn how Trucker Tools’ free driver app holds a unique position in the market and how you can use it to address your shippers’ top pain point.

WHAT VISIBILITY VENDORS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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


TRUCKER TOOLS’ BOOK-IT-NOW: A GAME-CHANGER FOR BROKERS AND CARRIERS

Every once in a while, a technology comes along that is truly transformative. That’s how we view Book-It-Now, a powerful tool included in our Smart Capacity carrier relationship and capacity management platform. Book-It-Now delivers on its promise of fully automating the load booking process for both brokers and carriers.


BROKERS: REDUCE VARIABLE COST OF COVERING LOADS TO NEAR ZERO WITH TRUCKER TOOLS’ BOOK-IT-NOW

Time is everything in the transportation business. If you can reduce your brokerage’s cost per load, you can ultimately increase its profitability. Learn how Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now can help you reduce the variable cost of covering a load to practically zero.


BROKERS: THE FUTURE YOU WANT IS ALREADY HERE

Trucker Tools’ universal platform connects brokers with carriers (including owner-operators) when it comes to visibility, carrier capacity and relationship management. Read the full blog to find out how you can gain a competitive edge over the rest of the market with Trucker Tools’ powerful solution.


WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS YOUR SHIPPER’S TOP PAIN POINT?

Most of today’s shippers are demanding 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance from brokers. If your brokerage isn’t meeting that visibility compliance rate, you’re likely at risk of losing that business. In this blog, we uncover why your current approach to visibility likely isn’t working and how you can better address this major pain point for your shippers.


TRUCKER TOOLS’ AFFORDABLE VISIBILITY SOLUTION: RAISING VISIBILITY COMPLIANCE, REDUCING CHECK CALLS AND LOWERING COSTS FOR BROKERS

If you’re interested in improving visibility compliance, reducing check calls and lowering your cost per load, read on to learn how Trucker Tools’ visibility solution can help you with all of the above — and for less than what your current visibility provider may be charging you.


INDUSTRY INFLUENCER CRAIG BLISS TALKS TRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF TRUCKING

Craig Bliss is the creator and moderator of the Facebook networking group Freight Brokers & Truck Drivers and is co-owner of Freightbrand, a carrier-focused consulting agency based in Phoenix, Ariz. We recently spoke with Craig about the challenges and changes that carriers and brokers currently face, and what they can expect to encounter in the coming year.


Q&A With Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli: Greater Visibility Compliance, ELDs and How Technology Can Grow Your Brokerage

Read this Q&A to learn more about how Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform and our free, driver app can raise visibility compliance for your brokerage/3PL.


HOW TO AVOID CHOOSING A VISIBILITY VENDOR WHO MIGHT COMPETE WITH YOUR BROKERAGE

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


INTEGRATION PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: RAND MCNALLY

Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel and trip planning for the trucking industry and the consumer market. In this blog, we introduce you to the integration between Rand McNally’s ELD and Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform.


IF I USE A THIRD-PARTY APP, WILL IT CANNIBALIZE MY BROKER APP?

In this blog, we dig into why carriers are resistant to adopting your broker mobile app and how using a free third-party mobile app in tandem with your app can increase visibility — and improve the carrier experience.


WHEN CONSISTENT, RELIABLE LOAD TRACKING IS NON-NEGOTIABLE: HOW TO WIN CORE CARRIER STATUS

In this blog, we share two case studies and how each company solved the visibility challenge and dramatically improved carrier participation and compliance while building a happier and better-performing carrier network. Discover how Trucker Tools’ all-in-one app can help you become the brokerage of choice for your customers.


INTEGRATION PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: RISE UP WITH ASCEND TMS

AscendTMS has the highest number of active users of any TMS in the world, making it the world’s most popular TMS software. The integration between AscendTMS and Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform gives you (as the broker, 3PL or shipper) access to powerful load tracking, load matching, and carrier management capabilities.


BROKERS: UNDERSTANDING ELDS, TRACKING-ONLY APPS AND THE REAL-TIME VISIBILITY OFFERED BY TRUCKER TOOLS’ DRIVER APP

As the need for visibility has become more intense, the methods for tracking freight have expanded. Here, we discuss three different types of freight tracking technologies and how Trucker Tools’ driver app offers brokers and 3PLs the best of both worlds.


BUILD TRUST WITH CARRIERS, SATISFY SHIPPERS WITH TRUCKER TOOLS’ VISIBILITY SOLUTION

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


IS 30 TO 40 PERCENT TRACKING COMPLIANCE SUCCESS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOUR BROKERAGE/3PL BUSINESS?

If you want to outpace your competition, an average visibility rate just won’t do. Brokers and 3PLs who adopt Trucker Tools’ visibility solution gain continuous access to real-time, high-quality location data. Trucker Tools’ tracking compliance success rate averages 70 percent, more than double the industry average of 30 percent.