Change is hard. We all get used to doing something a certain way and don’t want to take the time to consider other options. But sometimes, you need to take a look around and see if there’s technology out there that can really take your business to the next level and save time and money— and that time is now. You’ve made it this far through the COVID-19 pandemic and what better time than now to reassess and improve how you run your trucking business.
If you’re sick of paying multiple monthly fees to access load boards, which often contain stale load information, consider using Trucker Tools’ free driver app instead. The load search and load booking tools included in our driver app are real-time, so that means you’re never wasting time chasing loads that have already been taken by another carrier/driver.
Check out these top four reasons why the Trucker Tools driver app and Book It Now® outperform load boards.
1. Free Load Search, Plus 17 Other Tools and Features
All of the 17+ tools and features included in Trucker Tools’ driver app are free, including our load-finding and load-booking tools. Simply tap on the Loads button and you’ll see all the loads available near your current location in just a few seconds. (Note: you must request permission from brokers/3PLs to see their open loads in Trucker Tools’ driver app. Rates are set by brokers/3PLs, not Trucker Tools.) If you’re planning ahead and want to search for loads by a specific location, you can modify your load search terms and search by location, date/time and truck type.
The Trucker Tools free driver app includes 17+ other features and tools, as well. In addition to using our driver app to find loads, you can use it to find, reserve and pay for overnight and long-term parking; optimize your route according to where the cheapest fuel is available; and find nearby Wal-Mart stores, weigh scales, DOT locations, doctors and hospitals.
2. Find and Book Loads with the Biggest, Well-Known 3PLs and Brokers in the Biz
The loads that you’ll see listed in Trucker Tools’ driver app aren’t from obscure 3PLs and brokers that you’ve never heard of. Trucker Tools’ free driver app connects you with some of the biggest and most well-known brokers in the industry, including Schneider, Trinity Logistics, Kingsgate Logistics, Werner, Syfan Logistics and Choptank Transport, to name a few.
Many of the brokers who are on our digital freight platform also encourage you to use Book It Now® to book their loads directly in the Trucker Tools driver app — no phone calls or emails required. Schneider, Trinity and Kingsgate have fully automated load searches and load bookings with Book It Now® to make the process of booking a load as quick and painless as possible.
3. Find and Book Loads on Your Schedule
Unlike load boards, which may list incomplete or outdated information, the loads you see listed in the Trucker Tools driver app are live loads whose details are pulled directly from the transportation management systems used by brokers. Each load listed includes the lane, dates, name and contact info for the broker, potential reload opportunities, a map, load type, weight, associated deadhead miles and more. You have all the information that you need to make an informed decision to either instantly submit a quote to the broker or book the load with Book It Now® directly in the Trucker Tools driver app.
One thing that truckers who use our driver app love is that they can search for and book loads any time of day or night. You don’t have to wait for brokers’ offices to open to find out what they have for available loads or wait for it to be a weekday. You can look for and book your next load with your smart phone at night when you’re relaxing on your truck, at 4:00 AM before you start your day or on the weekend. Whatever your schedule, you can book loads 24 hours/day, seven days/week with Trucker Tools’ free driver app.
4. Faster Load Searches, Bookings=More Drive Time
What’s the best reason to use Trucker Tools’ driver app and load finding tool? You spend less time searching for and booking loads. That’s good news for your business and profits. Instead of spending an hour or two calling or emailing brokers or searching load boards to find your next load, you can search for loads on our driver app and book the load immediately with Book It Now®. The time that you save on load searches and load bookings each week may allow you to increase the number of loads that you haul, which increases profits.
In a recent survey, we asked truckers who use our driver app what they like about booking loads with Book It Now®. One trucker told us, “It saves time by eliminating phone calls.” Another trucker who responded to our survey remarked, “I can book quick and easy.” Others told us that “It’s fast” and “I can book loads with no calls.” Several other truckers answered that they like Book It Now’s choices, rate transparency, 24/7 accessibility, speed, flexibility and convenience.
Read Say Goodbye to Stale Load Boards, Hello to Faster Load Searches and Bookings with Trucker Tools to learn more about Trucker Tools’ free driver app and Book It Now®. To download Trucker Tools’ free driver app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/.