It’s hard to believe, but another August is officially in the books! As summer turns into autumn, volume is picking up and many in the industry are trying to make up for time and revenue lost earlier in the year due to the initial outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic certainly has impacted how freight brokers and logistics companies like yours do business, which was a recurring theme in our August blogs. In our August blogs, we also offer you tips on not just surviving, but thriving during a capacity crunch. Trucker Tools made some major announcements last month, as well, including the launch of our new Broker Advantage program and a new partnership with TVC Pro-Driver. Keep reading to learn all about the above and more!

Has COVID-19 Triggered “Tomorrow” for Brokers?

In a recent webinar with Trucker Tools, experts from across the industry gathered to discuss what the pandemic has taught us about the future of freight brokerage, begging the question: has COVID-19 accelerated the digitization of the industry? In the webinar, our experts offer strategies for surviving a volatile market and explore the role that technology can play in keeping your business nimble and efficient in the coming year — and beyond.

Introducing Trucker Tools’ New Broker Advantage

Trucker Tools is excited to introduce a new option for brokers and 3PLs, Trucker Tools’ Broker Advantage. Broker Advantage allows you to customize how you communicate with carriers and owner operators via Trucker Tools’ free driver app and carrier platform. With Broker Advantage, you can create a customized home page for your company where carriers can easily access important links and information. If you’re looking for a way to increase “stickiness” with carriers, check out Broker Advantage!

Five Reasons To Use Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching for Brokers

Digital freight matching can be the difference-maker when markets are volatile and unpredictable. The reason is simple: digital freight matching reduces inefficiencies and helps you build and maintain relationships with high-performing carriers. How would you like to reduce your cost per load, find and book truck capacity quickly, and gain insight into future truck capacity? That’s exactly what Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching can provide.

Trucker Tools Adds TVC Pro-Driver to Portfolio of Services for Independent Truckers

We’re excited to partner with TVC Pro-Driver to bring an option for accessing legal services directly to carriers using our free driver app! TVC (Truckers Voice in Court) Pro-Driver connects your carriers with attorneys throughout the country who can represent them in cases involving speeding tickets, moving and non-moving violations, and serious accident violations. TVC Pro-Driver provides carriers with coverage in all 50 states and Canada.

Are You Ready for the Capacity Crunch?

The transportation industry is one that ebbs and flows as demand constricts and expands. In this blog, we offer you and your logistics company strategies and tools for withstanding the current capacity crunch. A great place to start is focusing on building and maintaining strong relationships with top notch carriers, while leveraging technology to build a more efficient operation. Digital freight matching, in particular, can help you succeed any time capacity is tight.

OTR Capital’s Partnership with Trucker Tools: Helping Truckers Thrive in Challenging Times

We recently had the good fortune to speak with Grace Maher, Vice President and Director of Operations for OTR Capital, one of our newest integration partners. This interview with Maher highlights the benefits that our partnership offers owner operators and small to-mid sized carriers. Read this interview to learn more about OTR Capital’s service offerings, including back office support, and why the company chose to partner with Trucker Tools.

What Should I Use To Track My Freight?

That is the $100,000 dollar question! There are lots of options for you today for tracking your shippers’ freight, but many end of failing due to lack of carrier buy-in. In this blog, we dig into load tracking options available to brokers, highlighting the features and functionalities that you should look for when considering any visibility technology for your brokerage operations. If you’re looking for a simple, easy-to-read comparison of your load tracking options, read this blog!

Candor Expedite Uses Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Visibility To Provide 99 Percent On-Time Delivery, Build Trust with Shippers

Trucker Tools recently had the pleasure of talking with Jacob Kosiara of Candor Expedite to learn how this logistics provider is leveraging Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility to provide 99 percent on-time delivery to its shippers, while strengthening connections with carriers — all with a small staff of only nine full-time employees and three part-timers! This is a true success story that illuminates how smaller 3PLs can leverage technology to produce incredible results.

Aaron Dunn on Trucking for Millennials, Preparing for the CBT Exam and the Great Rate Debate

Millennials, people in their 20s and 30s, constitute approximately 50 percent of the workforce in the United States. It’s estimated that by 2025, Millennials will comprise a whopping 75 percent of the global workforce (!). Trucker Tools recently spoke with one of the co-hosts of PDQ America’s Trucking for Millennials podcast, Aaron Dunn, to learn more about Millennials in the trucking industry — and about bridging the gap between veterans in the industry and younger generations just coming into trucking.

Axle Logistics Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Adopts Predictive Freight Matching to Complement Real-time Shipment Visibility

For Axle Logistics, Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity predictive freight matching and carrier management platform has been the difference-maker in their efforts to be productive and more responsive to customers. The company is able to book more freight in less time, while also keeping their carriers moving and making money. Read more about how this Knoxville, Tenn., based logistics provider has turned the page on load boards and is transforming its operations with Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching.

Trucker Tools In the Media:

Trucker Tools’ recent press release on Axle Logistics’ implementation of Trucker Tools digital freight matching and real-time visibility was recently published by DC Velocity and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. A shout out to Food Logistics, as well, for publishing was our announcement about our partnership with TVC Pro-Driver.

For even more tips, tricks, announcements and interviews, check out Trucker Tools’ July 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers. For a free demo of Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching, real-time visibility platform and/or Book-It-Now®, contact our sales team.