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Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, Tucson, Billings and Grand Junction Will See High Demand for Capacity This Week

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, Tucson, Billings and Grand Junction Will See High Demand for Capacity This Week

Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your end-of-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. “Where’s the Freight?” uses the data from Trucker Tools’ platforms to predict where demand/rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest in the coming week. Today’s forecast shows our Top…

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Celebrating Trucker Tools’ Q4 2021 Visibility Compliance Champions

Celebrating Trucker Tools’ Q4 2021 Visibility Compliance Champions

Real-time digital visibility: most shippers want it to better service their customers, understand their supply chains and manage their resources with greater efficiency. As a freight broker or third party logistics provider business, you may have to meet visibility consistency and compliance minimums to even have a conversation with shippers about transporting their freight. After the end of each quarter,…

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Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Wichita, Billings, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario Best Markets for Owner Ops and Fleets This Week

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Wichita, Billings, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario Best Markets for Owner Ops and Fleets This Week

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for carriers and owner operators. In each and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” we use real-world data to tell you where demand and rates are likely to be high, low, increasing and decreasing in the coming week. In this third week of…

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Five Tax Tips for Owner Operators

Five Tax Tips for Owner Operators

Whether you’re just starting out as an owner operator or you’re a seasoned pro, staying on top of your finances and tax responsibilities is vital when you operate as a small business. When you’re no longer a W-2 employee, you are responsible for paying your own taxes, which is a big change from being a company driver. Even if you’re…

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Company Culture: The ‘Secret Sauce’ That Drives Innovation, Productivity, Employee Retention and Much More

Company Culture: The ‘Secret Sauce’ That Drives Innovation, Productivity, Employee Retention and Much More

One way that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected organizations is that people are placing more value on company culture and the environment in which they work. As the Wall Street Journal reported a few weeks ago, it’s currently a worker’s labor market in which many have become more discriminating about where and how they’ll work. Half of those polled in…

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Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Wichita, Billings, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario Best Markets for Owner Ops and Fleets This Week

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Wichita, Billings, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario Best Markets for Owner Ops and Fleets This Week

Welcome to your Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. Looking ahead to the coming week, demand for power only capacity is expected to be high in two key Midwest markets, while reefer demand is projected to remain very high in one Arizona market. If you’re running flatbed, you’ll want to…

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Integration Partner Highlight: Dr. Dispatch TMS

Integration Partner Highlight: Dr. Dispatch TMS

In this latest integration partnership, we’re bringing the power of the real-time visibility and digital freight matching of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform to freight brokers and logistics companies that use Dr. Dispatch’s efficiency-boosting transportation management software. This integration allows Dr. Dispatch TMS users to view and manage Smart Capacity’s load tracking and digital freight matching within the TMS interface.…

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Top 10 Winter Trucking Tips

Top 10 Winter Trucking Tips

It’s January and that means the season of snow, ice and freezing rain is here. For those of you who run through high elevations, Canada and the Northern United States, that often means an extra layer of stress and safety concerns when you’re on the road. Blizzard and winter weather conditions already have shut down several major highways this winter…

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Integration Partner Highlight: RevenovaTMS

Integration Partner Highlight: RevenovaTMS

Software platform integrations are powerful because they simplify internal workflows for your employees and help them make better, more-informed decisions faster and in real-time. Trucker Tools’ integration partnership with RevenovaTMS combines the power of Smart Capacity’s real-time visibility with RevenovaTMS’ Salesforce.com architecture to create a single platform experience for your team, driving stronger customer and carrier relationships while increasing productivity.…

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