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How To Grow Rapidly with Technology

How To Grow Rapidly with Technology

As Kevin Hill of FreightWaves writes, “Technology is now the primary differentiator for freight brokerages. Luckily, for freight brokerage businesses of all sizes and budgets, technology continues to become more powerful and less expensive each year.” Using technology in your freight broker or 3PL operations isn’t just about keeping up with your competitors, however. Real-time, scalable technology offers you opportunities…

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Alpine Investors’ ASG Acquires Trucker Tools, The Trucking Industry’s Most Popular Driver App

Alpine Investors’ ASG Acquires Trucker Tools, The Trucking Industry’s Most Popular Driver App

RESTON, VA & WALNUT CREEK, CA – June 22, 2021 – ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys and builds vertical SaaS companies, today announced that it has acquired Trucker Tools, the market leading digital freight management platform that provides capacity management, predictive freight matching, automated booking, real-time GPS-based visibility and digital workflow solutions for the transportation industry.…

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Three Ways To Encourage Innovation in Your Logistics Business

Three Ways To Encourage Innovation in Your Logistics Business

Innovation can solve practical problems in your logistics business. It also can help strengthen customer relationships, attract top talent, increase employee engagement and increase revenue. The pandemic and its impact over the last year have pushed everyone in the transportation industry to be more innovative. As Connor D. Wolf of Transport Topics writes, “Supply chains and logistics operations have been…

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What Is Digital Freight Matching?

What Is Digital Freight Matching?

As someone who works in or owns a freight broker or 3PL business, you no doubt have heard a lot about digital freight matching over the last year or two. Digital freight matching is a technology that is relatively new in the transportation industry that automates and streamlines how you locate and secure truck capacity. One of the ways in…

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The Five Most Popular Tools in the Trucker Tools App

The Five Most Popular Tools in the Trucker Tools App

Last month, Trucker Tools surveyed truckers and carriers like you from across the country to find out more about the technology that you use in your day-to-day operations. More than 250 of you answered our survey, including carriers, owner operators and company drivers. We asked you about how you use technology when you’re on the road and about your attitudes…

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Four Surprising Results from Trucker Tools’ Recent Carrier Technology Survey

Four Surprising Results from Trucker Tools’ Recent Carrier Technology Survey

Trucker Tools recently surveyed owner operators, company drivers and carriers like you from across the country to learn more about how you use technology in your day-to-day work. Truckers and carriers were kind enough to respond to our survey, sharing their experiences and thoughts around technology. Of those folks that answered our survey, 40 percent are carriers, 57 percent owner…

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Don’t Leave Money on the Table: How Inefficiency Is Secretly Hurting Your Freight Broker Business

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: How Inefficiency Is Secretly Hurting Your Freight Broker Business

According to market research company IDC, inefficiency costs businesses 20 to 30 percent of their revenue each year. If you use manual tasks (i.e. check calls, manual truck searches, emails/phone calls to finalize truck bookings) in your business, you may be unnecessarily reducing your profits by up to 20 or 30 percent. Inefficiency within your operations also impacts your ability…

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Level Up Your Trucking Business: Three Mistakes To Avoid When Starting a Trucking Business

Level Up Your Trucking Business: Three Mistakes To Avoid When Starting a Trucking Business

In this blog series Level Up Your Trucking Business, we’re providing building blocks to help you build an owner operator or carrier business that’s profitable, self-sustaining and efficient. Trucker Tools recently interviewed life-long trucker Jamie Hagan, who has been driving a truck and working in the industry for the last 23 years. We spoke with Jamie to learn more about…

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How To Avoid Freight Fraud and Load Board Scams

How To Avoid Freight Fraud and Load Board Scams

According to a recent investigative report from FreightWaves, double-brokering scams have been reported across the nation, including in the Midwest, California, Florida, Oregon and Texas. Co-brokering is a legal practice that allows a freight broker or carrier to work with another broker or carrier to get a load moved. Fraudulent double-brokering is when someone is pretending to co-broker a real…

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Three Ways To Increase Productivity Using Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching with McLeod’s PowerBroker TMS

Three Ways To Increase Productivity Using Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching with McLeod’s PowerBroker TMS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, productivity increases have allowed the United States business sector to produce nine times more goods and services since 1947 with little increase in the number of hours worked. In your freight broker or 3PL business, increasing productivity offers you the same value proposition. Raising productivity offers you a chance to increase your volume…

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