Every summer, FreightWaves asks transportation professionals like you to nominate those companies in the industry that you feel are actively innovating and/or disrupting the industry with new approaches to doing business. Based on these nominations, FreightWaves recognizes the top 100 companies and the top 25 companies in transportation that are driving the industry forward. Trucker Tools has been named to the FreightTech 100 for the last four years in a row. We’ve been recognized for building the number one downloaded mobile app in the industry and for our comprehensive, efficiency-boosting freight broker software platform, Smart Capacity.
Read on to learn more about the 2023 FreightTech Awards and why Trucker Tools deserves your nomination this year!
About FreightWaves’ FreightTech 100 and FreightTech 25
Nominations for the 2023 FreightTech Awards began earlier this month and will close on August 26, 2022. Once nominations close on August 26, FreightWaves journalists, researchers, analysts and data scientists will narrow the list of companies nominated to 100 winners, known as the FreightTech 100. An external peer group of industry investors, CEOs, leaders and academics then will use a simple points system based on how each voter ranks each company to choose the top 25 companies in freight from that list of 100, the FreightTech 25. Companies receive 25 points for each first place vote, 24 points for each second place vote and so on. The formula used to rank the FreightTech 25 is the same formula that is used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college basketball, the AP Pro32 rankings and the Amway College Football Coaches Poll.
The top 25 freight companies for 2023 will be announced and recognized as the FreightTech 25 on November 3, 2022, at FreightWaves’ F3: Future of Freight Festival in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Trucker Tools’ Innovation and Disruption of the Freight
Founded in 2009 by Prasad Gollapalli, Trucker Tools has been focused from the start on building mutually beneficially, sustainable relationships between freight brokers/logistics providers and carriers/owner operators. Where many technology companies seek to eliminate freight brokers and 3PLs from the equation, Trucker Tools views the relationships between freight brokers/3PLs and carriers/owner operators as an essential part of the freight industry and its future.
With an innovative and intentional approach to software development, Trucker Tools has built a technology bridge between owner operators and carriers and the freight brokers and logistics companies with whom they work. To date, nearly 2 million drivers and 250,000 unique trucking companies actively use Trucker Tools’ driver and carrier technology to digitize their communications, increase efficiency, reduce operating costs and boost profit margins. At the same time, hundreds of the industry’s leading freight brokers and 3PLs are using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity broker/3PL software platform in their own daily operations to quickly locate and secure truck capacity, digitally track loads, raise margins and build long-term relationships with carriers.
In the past year, we’ve added some of the biggest names in the industry to our ever-growing list of freight broker and 3PL customers. To better serve our customers, carriers and owner operators, we’ve also doubled the size of our ELD provider network and currently integrate with the most popular transportation management systems in use today. In the past 12 months, we’ve partnered with Loadsure to bring load-by-load, all-risk cargo insurance to the Trucker Tools driver app and our Smart Capacity platform and added new Smart Routes and Lane Search tools to Smart Capacity. And we’re not done yet! We’re launching a new driver loyalty program in just a few weeks and are collaborating with FreightWaves to bring SONAR rate intelligence to our driver and carrier technology platforms.
How To Nominate Trucker Tools for a 2023 FreightTech
It’s easy to nominate Trucker Tools for a 2023 FreightTech Award. Simply visit https://www.freightwaves.com/freighttech-award-2023/nominate and fill out the Google Form. You’ll be asked to enter some details about yourself and why you think Trucker Tools deserves to be recognized as one of the top innovators in the industry. That’s it! Thank you from the entire Trucker Tools’ team for your nomination!
To learn more about FreightWaves’ 2023 FreightTech 100 and FreightTech 25 Awards, visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/freightwaves-opens-2023-freighttech-nominations.