It’s hard to believe it, but we’re nearing the end of 2020! With this being an even busier peak season than usual, many of you are running as many loads as you can right now to make up for the lull earlier in this roller coaster of a year. If you missed out on some of Trucker Tools’ November blogs because you’ve been so busy, no worries — we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find summaries of our best blogs from the month of November. From helpful tips and tricks to big announcements and interviews with truckers from around the country, our November blogs have it all.
In this interview, you’ll meet Kim Loescher, a company driver based out of Ohio. Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer late last year and after successful treatment, recently got back behind the wheel again. Kim told us how she’s using her experience to drive greater awareness around early detection of breast cancer and about the great support she received from her employer, Classic Carriers. Kim’s story is an inspiring one that you don’t want to miss.
With 17+ money and time-saving tools and features, Trucker Tools’ free driver app is a Swiss Army Knife for truckers like you. The driver app provides you with real-time info on available loads with your favorite brokers and lets you reserve and pay for overnight parking with just a few taps on your smart phone. The Trucker Tools driver app also gives you real-time info on weigh scales, rest areas, Wal-Mart locations, CDL legal protection, load insurance, routing, fuel prices and much more.
We recently interviewed Lisa and Lee Schmitt, owner operators based in Wisconsin who run heavy haul. We spoke to the couple about the current heavy haul market, how the industry has changed since the 1980s and their weekly radio show, Trucking Across America with the Schmitts. In this blog, you’ll hear how Lisa and Lee got involved in working with the FMSCA to get truckers’ voices heard and about the FMSCA’s new driver panel, which is designed to give truckers input into regulatory decisions.
In this how-to blog, you get step-by-step directions on how to find, reserve and pay for overnight and long-term parking in Trucker Tools’ free app for drivers! All you need to book your reserved parking spot is the driver app and a credit card (or Apple Pay). Before you book your space, you can find out what amenities and security features are available at the parking lot. If you haven’t tried out our new parking feature, now is the time.
Trucker Tools recently interviewed IT professional Jovanic Bontemps to learn more about his new trucking company FR8UP Logistics, which he launched just a few short months ago. We spoke to Jovanic about the lessons he’s learned as a newcomer to the industry and what it’s been like to start a trucking biz in the midst of a pandemic. He told us that he’s loving trucking so far and that one of the biggest lessons he’s learned is just how important it is to keep your drivers happy. Find out what else Jovanic had to say.
Trucker Tools’ new Broker Advantage saves time for you and your favorite brokers. Broker Advantage gives logistics companies and brokers the option to have a home page in the Trucker Tools driver app. Through this homepage, you can quickly upload documents, search for loads, find incentives and discounts, and/or communicate with brokers via the driver app. With Broker Advantage, you don’t have to open another app or go to a website to find loads or communicate with your favorite brokers.
Do you have questions about how to find or book loads with your favorite brokers using Trucker Tools’ free driver app? Are you looking for more information on how the driver app’s load tracking tool works? Do you want to learn more about how Trucker Tools protects your data and privacy? Look no further! In this frequently asked questions blog, we answer some of the most common questions we get from drivers and carriers about the Trucker Tools driver app.
To learn about other new features in our driver app and to hear more real-life stories from truckers, check out Trucker Tools’ Top Blogs: October 2020. To download Trucker Tools’ free driver app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/.