Carriers

Trucker Tools: The Joy of Problem Solving

Trucker Tools: The Joy of Problem Solving

The open road, the hum of the engine, and vast landscapes stretching out before you – life on the road as a trucker carries a romantic allure that few professions can match. Behind this facade, truckers grapple with numerous challenges, testing their problem-solving skills daily. From route planning and fuel management to finding parking spots and vehicle maintenance, a trucker’s…

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Load Boards 101: A Complete Guide

Load Boards 101: A Complete Guide

Load boards play an important role in the transportation industry. In simple terms, load boards function as online freight marketplaces through which freight brokers can search for and book truck capacity — and where carriers/owner operators can search for and book loads for their trucks. Load boards also facilitate communication between owner operators/carriers and freight brokers.  In this blog, you’ll…

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<strong>What Is a Freight Forwarder vs Broker?</strong>

What Is a Freight Forwarder vs Broker?

In the transportation industry, you may hear the terms freight forwarder and freight broker used interchangeably. Both freight forwarders and freight brokers connect motor carriers and shippers. They both also negotiate freight rates and ultimately are responsible for tracking and managing deliveries. Though both roles involve moving shipments for shippers, forwarders and brokers do provide distinctly different services to companies…

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<strong>Celebrating Pride: Say Hello to Owner Operator Christopher Showman, Local Driver Tig Bear</strong>

Celebrating Pride: Say Hello to Owner Operator Christopher Showman, Local Driver Tig Bear

All throughout the month of June, we’re shining a spotlight on LGBTQIA+ folks working in the trucking industry. In this blog, we’re introducing you to Christopher Showman, an owner operator based out of Western Tennessee who’s been working in trucking for the last 20 years. Christopher specializes in reefer freight and is originally from Toledo, Ohio. Before he became a…

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<strong>Understanding Trucking Company Expenses</strong>

Understanding Trucking Company Expenses

Even though Indeed lists the average annual owner operator salary at $325,000, it’s important to remember that figure is gross profit. The reality is that most owner operators and trucking companies run on profit margins as low as five percent, which is why understanding your trucking company expenses is vital to the success of your business. From truck or lease…

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