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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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