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May 27, 2021 | TruckerTools

Trucker Tools, FreightWaves To Co-Host Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit on June 9

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Join Trucker Tools and FreightWaves on June 9, 2021, for the Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit! This virtual event for small fleets and owner operators will include presentations, demonstrations, virtual booths, and live interviews from the show. If you’re a new owner operator or carrier interested in building a solid foundation for your business, the 2021 Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit is the place to be. Even if you’re an established owner operator or carrier, you’ll benefit from the industry knowledge and insights shared at this free, one-day virtual event.

Featured Speakers and Presentations at the Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit

Confirmed speakers for the 2021 Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit include owner operator Larry Cothran, who will share his tips on how to make a successful transition from company driver to owner operator with Trucker Tools’ VP of Partnerships & Strategic Alliance Matt Silver. Cothran also will discuss some of the challenges owner operators and small fleets currently are facing, and his mentorship work with drivers who are new to the industry.

OOIDA Vice President Lewie Pugh is scheduled to speak at the summit as part of a fireside chat, while compliance specialist Chelsea Pieczko of Decker Truckline and TVC Pro-Driver’s Chief Sales Officer Nick Hillesheim will be featured speakers at the event. Other speakers include Wayne Cragg and Josue Ramos, who will discuss “What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Owner Operator.” A representative from Schneider will talk about women in trucking and a session with Ryder will center on the pros and cons of leasing versus buying your truck. Per-load cargo insurer Loadsure also will be a presenter at the summit. 

Live Broadcasts

Dave Nemo, host of SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio, will be live broadcasting “The Dave Nemo Show” as part of the Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit. The topic of the show will be “Finding Your Niche.” FreightWaves’ true-crime podcast, Long-Haul Crime Log, will be broadcast from the event, as well, and will feature an interview with attorney Susan Ross from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a law firm that specializes in international trade, regulatory and labor law. FreightWaves also will interview a member of the leadership team from Forward Air as part of its Fuller Speed Ahead interview series. 

Trucker Tools’ Mobile App and Free Software Platform for Carriers

In addition to co-hosting and sponsoring the Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit on June 9, Trucker Tools’ will be providing a free demonstration of its free mobile app and free software platform for trucking companies. If you’re just starting out as an owner operator or are in the process of getting your small fleet up and running, the demo is a great chance to find out how Trucker Tools’ free tools can help you build your trucking business

As an owner operator, you can use Trucker Tools’ free, all-in-one mobile app to find the cheapest fuel, best routes, weigh scales, parking, rest areas, truck stops, food, restaurants, CDL attorneys, repair shops, hospitals and more. With the Trucker Tools app, you also can search for and book loads with your favorite brokers, calculate your axle weights, track loads for brokers and upload BOL/POD documents when you deliver a load.

If you’re a small fleet, you’ll want to check out Trucker Tools’ free software platform for carriers. With our free carrier platform, you can view live loads and real rates that are pulled directly from the transportation management systems used by brokers. Unlike load boards, you’ll never see dead or phantom loads listed in Trucker Tools’ free carrier platform. When a load is booked, it’s automatically pulled from Trucker Tools’ carrier platform. As a small fleet, you also can publish your available trucks to Trucker Tools’ carrier platform if you want to give brokers the ability to see your trucks. If you see a load that is marked as a Book-It-Now® load, you can send a digital rate quote or book the load immediately through Trucker Tools’ free carrier platform.

Be sure to join Trucker Tools and FreightWaves on June 9 at the 2021 Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit! To learn more about the summit, visit

To learn more about Trucker Tools’ free carrier platform, read Simplify Load Searches and Bookings with Trucker Tools’ Free Smart Capacity for Dispatchers.

To download the Trucker Tools app, visit

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