It used to be that time and money-saving technology was only available to huge freight brokers and mega carriers. Thankfully, times have changed and now fleets of all sizes and even owner operators have access to technology that can increase productivity and raise profit margins. In this blog, you’ll find out how Trucker Tools’ all-in-one mobile app can help you as a driver to save time and money on and off the road, and how Trucker Tools’ carrier software platform can make carrier dispatching much more efficient. Both the Trucker Tools mobile app and carrier software platform are free, which means you don’t have to spend any of your hard-earned profits to make your business more efficient and increase your profit margins.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, productivity increases have allowed the U.S. business sector to produce nine times more goods and services since 1947 with a relatively small increase in the number of hours worked. It’s clear that one of the best ways to increase your profit margins in any type of business is to increase the efficiency of your operations and the productivity of your employees (if you have any). Real-time technology like Trucker Tools’ does exactly that. Trucker Tools’ driver and carrier technology digitizes many of your manual processes so that you and your team can concentrate on more important activities like booking loads and providing great service.
If you’re a company driver or owner operator, imagine this: you have one app on your smart phone with everything you need. Instead of using separate apps for finding fuel, optimal routes, food, weigh scales, truck stops, parking, rest areas, truck washes, repair shops, truck dealerships and more, you use just one app. That’s what Trucker Tools’ free driver app can offer you. To date, the Trucker Tools driver app has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times and is the most popular driver app in the trucking industry. It’s all-in-one design is a big part of its popularity.
One of the most powerful features in Trucker Tools free mobile app is the load search tool. Simply open the app, tap on loads and you can search for loads by lane, date/time, type of load and other factors. Unlike load boards, you won’t see any fake or ghost loads in the Trucker Tools app. Each load that you’ll see in the search results will include the associated deadhead miles, available reloads and the broker’s name. Once you find the right load, you can submit a rate quote to the broker directly through the app by tapping on Show Interest. If you see a load with the words BOOK IT next it, it means you can book the load immediately through the app.
Trucker Tools’ free software platform for carriers is designed to simplify operations for small and mid-sized carriers. This web-based platform can greatly reduce the number of phone calls, email messages and load boards that dispatchers have to contend with. Once you’ve logged into Trucker Tools’ carrier platform, you can search for loads by lane, date/time, type of load and more. Just like the mobile app, the loads that you see in the carrier platform are pulled directly from the transportation software used by brokers. That means that the loads that you see are live loads, not ghost or fake loads.
Similar to the Trucker Tools mobile app, you can submit rate quotes and book loads digitally through Trucker Tools’ carrier platform. Submitting rate quotes to brokers digitally can be a huge time-saver. Instead of having to negotiate the rate by phone, you can submit a rate quote in a matter of seconds. When you book a Book-It-Now® load in the carrier platform, the appointment is automatically scheduled in the broker’s software program and you’ll automatically receive an email confirming the booking. Book-It-Now® takes the headaches out of rate confirmations and reduces manual communications with brokers.
Note: you must request permission from brokers/3PLs to see their loads in Trucker Tools’ driver app and/or carrier platform. Trucker Tools does not set broker rates and does not charge any per load transaction fees.
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To download the Trucker Tools app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.
To start using Trucker Tools’ free carrier software platform, visit https://bookaload.truckertools.com/.