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Save Time and Money with DIY Truck Repair Tips from Owner Operator Rob Moore
Save Time and Money with DIY Truck Repair Tips from Owner Operator Rob Moore

As an owner operator, keeping your operating expenses low lets you keep more of your hard-earned money in your bank account — and that’s always a win. Trucker Tools recently spent some time getting to know owner operator and Redneckanize co-founder Rob Moore, who also happens to be a former mechanic. In our conversation with Rob, he shared how doing…

June 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers
June 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers

It’s July, which means that summer is in full-swing. That also means that you may not be at your desk or computer as much as you usually are and you may have missed out on some of our June blogs. Never fear, the June Monthly Link Roundup is here! Our June blogs run the gamut, from exciting announcements about our…

Introducing Trucker Tools’ Visibility Champion Awards
Introducing Trucker Tools’ Visibility Champion Awards

At Trucker Tools, we understand just how important freight visibility is to your brokerage business. When you have real time, digital visibility of the freight you broker, you can provide a better experience and greater value to your shippers. Digital, real-time freight visibility also increases the efficiency of your own operations, which is good news for your bottom line. Real-time…

Strategy Systems Expands Integration with Trucker Tools, adds “Book It Now®” to TMS Platform
Strategy Systems Expands Integration with Trucker Tools, adds “Book It Now®” to TMS Platform

Company integrates additional time-saving digital freight management tools into flagship StrategyLive TMS platform. Provides one-click automated load booking and confirmation; speeds transactions, streamlines workflow for owner-operators, small fleets; reduces time, cost for brokers to cover loads Complements previous integrations of Trucker Tools Smart Capacity for predictive freight-matching and visibility solution for automated, app-based GPS load tracking Leverages Trucker Tools mobile…

How Can Trucking Raise the Bar for Freight Visibility?
How Can Trucking Raise the Bar for Freight Visibility?

Many shippers now require 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance on their loads, and for good reason. Continuous, real-time visibility helps shippers provide exceptional customer service to their customers and use their resources as efficiently as possible to maximize revenue. Despite the fact that visibility is a top priority for shippers, the trucking industry’s average visibility compliance rate continues to…

Four Reasons To Use Book It Now® for Brokers
Four Reasons To Use Book It Now® for Brokers

Picture this: you spend less time finding capacity, run your business more efficiently, grow your profits, help your carriers, boost volume and reduce your cost per load. That’s the value proposition of Book It Now®, Trucker Tools’ powerful load-booking automation tool. Book It Now® is available to brokers who use Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform and for carriers who…

Hazmat Trucking with Owner Operator Gabrielle Simmons
Hazmat Trucking with Owner Operator Gabrielle Simmons

Trucker Tools recently spent some time getting to know Gabrielle Simmons, a bulk hazmat owner operator based out of Colorado. We spoke to Gabrielle to learn more about what her first two years as a trucker have been like and how she got involved with the SHE Trucking Sisterhood, an online community of over 8,000 professional women truck drivers. During…

Owner Operator Rob Moore on DIY Repairs, Redneckanize and Why Trucking Is an Everyday Learning Experience
Owner Operator Rob Moore on DIY Repairs, Redneckanize and Why Trucking Is an Everyday Learning Experience

Based in Chandler, Ariz., owner operator Rob Moore hauls oversized and flatbed freight as RM Transport of Chandler. Rob is a founding member of Redneckanize, a truckers group that shares do it yourself truck repair tips and hosts trucker events at the Mid-American Trucking Show. Trucker Tools recently spoke to Rob about how he got started in trucking and his…

Use Trucker Tools’ ELD Integration as Real-Time Visibility Alternative
Use Trucker Tools’ ELD Integration as Real-Time Visibility Alternative

If you’re a broker or 3PL using Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform, you may encounter a small number of carriers who are unable to use the real-time visibility tool included in our free driver app. Some larger carriers, in particular, may have company policies in place that don’t allow brokers/3PLs to track loads via drivers’ phones. If this is the…

BlueGrace Logistics Selects Trucker Tools for Real-time Truckload Shipment Visibility
BlueGrace Logistics Selects Trucker Tools for Real-time Truckload Shipment Visibility

For Immediate Release Leading 3PL leverages Trucker Tools’ popular mobile driver app and platform to improve load tracking frequency, data quality and timeliness; automate and streamline processes for owner-operators, small-fleet truckload community RESTON, VA and TAMPA, FL – June 25, 2020 – Trucker Tools announced today that BlueGrace Logistics has integrated Trucker Tools into its BlueShip® TMS to improve and…

Strategies for Brokers on Surviving the Current Market and Thriving in Recovery
Strategies for Brokers on Surviving the Current Market and Thriving in Recovery

Trucker Tools recently hosted a panel discussion on “Surviving COVID-19: What we’ve learned, what brokers and carriers should plan for in the coming months and beyond.” Trucker Tools’ CEO and founder Prasad Gollapalli was joined on the panel by Bill Cassidy, JOC’s senior editor; John Schulz, contributing editor for Logistics Management Magazine; and Avery Vise, VP of trucking at FTR…

Owner Op Tamara Spivey on Truck Parking in Atlanta, Advice for New Drivers and the Value of Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Owner Op Tamara Spivey on Truck Parking in Atlanta, Advice for New Drivers and the Value of Trucker Tools’ Driver App

Tamara Spivey is a BCO owner operator for Landstar based out of Atlanta, Ga., and a member of the SHE Trucking community. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Tamara to learn more about how and why she got into trucking and about her 20-year career in the industry. We spoke to Tamara about her mentorship of new drivers and her journey…

May 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Carriers
May 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Carriers

Too busy to read all of our blogs? No problem, we got you covered with our monthly link roundup. In May, our blogs were all about giving you practical tips for increasing your revenue, maximizing efficiency and taking advantage of the 17+ free tools included in our free driver app. From the new reserved parking options in our driver app…

How to search and book loads with Trucker Tools mobile app
How to search and book loads with Trucker Tools mobile app

Read Time: 5 minutes This step by step guide will show you how to search and book loads with Trucker Tools’ new app. Step 1 There are 2 ways to search for loads in the Trucker Tools app. The first, is by clicking on the loads icon on the opening screen. Step 2 You can also search for loads by…

Speed Up Carrier Payments, Reduce Check Calls with Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Freight Visibility Platform
Speed Up Carrier Payments, Reduce Check Calls with Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Freight Visibility Platform

Making just one mistake on a single load, such as paying the wrong carrier, can be detrimental to your brokerage business. Automating and digitizing brokerage activities such as carrier payment processing and load tracking helps you minimize human error and person-to-person contact, which is especially important during the current pandemic. Automation also notably reduces the time (and cost) associated with…

How Technology Can Help Brokers Adapt to Current, Future Supply Chain Disruptions
How Technology Can Help Brokers Adapt to Current, Future Supply Chain Disruptions

While some brokers have been able to pivot their operations to meet specific consumer demands during the COVID-19 pandemic, most brokers are struggling to adapt to the new market conditions. If you’re still using manual tasks in your everyday operations, the current pandemic should serve as a warning bell. Avoiding the use of technology in your brokerage, no matter what…

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Efficient, Easy-To-Implement Results-Driven Technology
Gain a Competitive Advantage with Efficient, Easy-To-Implement Results-Driven Technology

We’re approaching the three-month mark of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and as many states are beginning to relax their quarantine restrictions, freight volumes and rates are starting to pick back up. One lesson learned from the current downturn is that technology can be a major factor in helping brokers adjust and adapt to major market disruptions. Brokers…

Redneckanize Founders Talk Trucking’s Family Heritage, Tips for Long-Term Success
Redneckanize Founders Talk Trucking’s Family Heritage, Tips for Long-Term Success

One thing we hear from truckers again and again is that trucking is the family business or that a family member inspired them to get into trucking. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Tiffini Springer and Ed Prince, two of the founding members of Redneckanize, to learn more about how the organization was founded and the role that it plays in…

Trucker G’s Tips for a Long, Successful Career in Trucking
Trucker G’s Tips for a Long, Successful Career in Trucking

Trucker Tools recently interviewed owner operator Gerald Johnson, known as Trucker G on social media, to learn more about his 28-year career in the trucking industry. Drawing on his previous experience as an owner operator, company diver and trainer, Trucker G offered his perspective on how the industry has changed over the years and where he sees it headed in…

May 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers
May 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers

Trucker Tools’ May blogs were loaded with information on our new partnerships, enhanced driver app capabilities, tips for reducing costs in your operations, and more. Just in case you were too busy and didn’t catch all of our May broker blogs, we’ve put together a summary to ensure that you don’t miss out on a thing. We’ve got you covered,…

Brokers with 1,000 Loads or Less/Month: Use Trucker Tools’ Real-time Visibility To Diversify Customer Base, Grow Business
Brokers with 1,000 Loads or Less/Month: Use Trucker Tools’ Real-time Visibility To Diversify Customer Base, Grow Business

Trucker Tools recently surveyed logistics providers who move 1,000 loads or less to learn more about their specific needs and operations. Of those that responded to our survey, 71 percent told us that getting new shipper contracts is a top concern. If you’re a broker or 3PL of this size, you probably feel like you’re stuck between a rock and…

Real-Time Visibility Drives Shippers’ Resource Management, Business Decision-Making
Real-Time Visibility Drives Shippers’ Resource Management, Business Decision-Making

For shippers, real-time freight visibility serves more than one purpose. Knowing where a load is located allows the shipper to keep its customer updated on when the shipment will arrive and to drive greater customer satisfaction. Real-time visibility also drives shippers’ resource management and decision-making. Shippers use real-time visibility data to analyze and evaluate the efficiency of their operations, as…

Trade Show Alternatives: Go Digital To Network, Build Relationships and Explore New Tech
Trade Show Alternatives: Go Digital To Network, Build Relationships and Explore New Tech

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, trade shows all over the world have been postponed, canceled or rescheduled. Some of the industry’s biggest trade shows, the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) and the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), have been canceled. If you’re a broker who relies on trade shows to network, cultivate new business and evaluate new technology, you may be…

Are Load Boards Worth it?
Are Load Boards Worth it?

In the current market where freight volumes are down, it’s more important than ever for you to be able to make your business as efficient as possible so that you can maximize your profits and increase volume. If you’re like many owner operators and trucking companies, however, you may be relying on load boards, a time-consuming and outdated technology, to…

Simplify How You Find and Book Truck Capacity — with Trucker Tools
Simplify How You Find and Book Truck Capacity — with Trucker Tools

If you’re not running your brokerage as efficiently as possible, you’re missing out on opportunities to increase your revenue. One manual task that takes considerable time and attention is reading and responding to emails from carriers. Front estimates that logistics businesses are losing valuable time and revenue due to manual email processes, as much as two hours per employee each…

Trucker Tools Takes Werner Enterprises Live for Real-time Shipment Visibility, Predictive Freight-Matching and Automated Booking
Trucker Tools Takes Werner Enterprises Live for Real-time Shipment Visibility, Predictive Freight-Matching and Automated Booking

Logistics division adopts Truckers Tools’ driver-focused platform to streamline interactions, improve the carrier experience, increase “stickiness” and provide quality loads faster for small truckload fleets RESTON, VA and OMAHA, NE – June 4, 2020 – Trucker Tools , which provides a suite of cloud-based truckload freight management and carrier engagement tools for freight brokers and small-fleet operators, announced today that…

Integration Partner Highlight: Infinity Software Solutions’ BrokerPro TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: Infinity Software Solutions’ BrokerPro TMS

Trucker Tools is pleased to announce that we’re partnering with Infinity Software Solutions to bring you a platform integration that automates time-consuming brokerage activities and offers you greater operational efficiency. The integration between Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform and ISS’ BrokerPro transportation management solution lets you manage loads, issue rate quotes, access QuickBooks, onboard carriers and track active loads in…

Top Reasons To Use Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Visibility Platform in Your Brokerage
Top Reasons To Use Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Visibility Platform in Your Brokerage

The freight brokerage market is as competitive as ever and we know that you’re always in search of ways to improve your bottom line and differentiate yourself from your competitors. If you’re looking to technology for help in achieving these goals, you’re not alone. According to a recent JOC survey, 67 percent of logistics professionals are planning to invest in…

New Load Search Options Now Available in Trucker Tools’ Driver App
New Load Search Options Now Available in Trucker Tools’ Driver App

We just rolled out an update to our free driver app based on feedback we received from truckers just like you. In the newest version of the Trucker Tools driver app, you’ll see that we’ve made it easier for you to find reload opportunities and customize your load searches. Also included in Trucker Tools’ driver app are 17+ other tools…

Beemac Logistics Deploys Trucker Tools for Real-time Automated Shipment Tracking, Digital Document Management with Truckload Carriers
Beemac Logistics Deploys Trucker Tools for Real-time Automated Shipment Tracking, Digital Document Management with Truckload Carriers

Company strengthens operating platform, enhances efficiency, reduces costs. Increases timeliness, quality of shipment in-transit data with real-time, accurate app-based GPS load tracking. Leverages industry-leading Trucker Tools mobile driver app to improve carrier engagement, communication, collaboration, reduce annoying manual ‘check calls’. RESTON, VA and beaver, PA – MAY 28, 2020 – Trucker Tools LLC announced today that Beemac Logistics has deployed…

Tips for Team Driving from The Trucking Couple
Tips for Team Driving from The Trucking Couple

Trucker Tools had the good fortune recently to interview Frank and Stephanie Rebelo, also known as The Trucking Couple. In our conversation with The Trucking Couple, we learned how and why the husband and wife team became team drivers for FedEx’s Custom Critical division and what it’s like to live and work together on a truck. In our conversation with…

Are You Providing a Positive Experience for Carriers?
Are You Providing a Positive Experience for Carriers?

The pandemic has been especially tough for owner operators and smaller carriers. Overdrive is reporting that a third of small fleets have completely shut down due to the pandemic. Yet small trucking companies and owner operators are integral to the success of the transportation industry. In recent years, they’re the ones who’ve moved as much as 80 percent of the…

Use Higher Visibility Compliance To Improve Relationships with Shippers
Use Higher Visibility Compliance To Improve Relationships with Shippers

Shippers put their freight and reputations in your hands anytime that you broker a load for them. If for some reason the load arrives late or something unforeseen happens, shippers need to know as soon as possible in order to do their best to keep their own customers happy. That’s ultimately why freight visibility matters so much to shippers: it…

Trucker Tools, OTR Capital Team Up to Extend Automated Load-Matching and One-Click Booking for Independent Truckers
Trucker Tools, OTR Capital Team Up to Extend Automated Load-Matching and One-Click Booking for Independent Truckers

Engagement enables OTR Capital’s carriers to access Trucker Tools predictive freight-matching and automated “Book-it-Now” features. RESTON, VA and ROSWELL, GA – MAY 19, 2020 – Trucker Tools announces a new partnership with OTR Capital that will include a platform integration where Trucker Tools’ freight-matching and automated Book It Now features will be embedded into OTR Capital’s customer portal. The agreement…

Integration Partner Highlight: SecūrSpace
Integration Partner Highlight: SecūrSpace

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research center, recently surveyed more than 2,000 motor carriers and commercial drivers and found that truck parking is one of the industry’s top five most urgent needs. If you’re a trucker or motor carrier, this isn’t news to you. Lack of safe and secure truck parking is a continual challenge for…

Attract New Shippers, Expand Your Customer Base with Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Visibility Platform
Attract New Shippers, Expand Your Customer Base with Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Visibility Platform

A diverse customer base makes your brokerage business less dependent on any one customer, industry or market and ultimately can help insulate your brokerage from unforeseen disruptions to the supply chain. When rates are low, adding more shippers to your customer base also allows you to increase freight volume to maintain profit margins. In a recent Trucker Tools survey, more…

Three Tips for Small Carriers and Owner Operators on Staying Competitive, Profitable in the Current Market
Three Tips for Small Carriers and Owner Operators on Staying Competitive, Profitable in the Current Market

Staying competitive and profitable is always a challenge, especially if you’re an owner operator or smaller trucking company. You have to be able to adapt to changing needs in the market, provide great service to your customers and run a lean operation with as few expenses as possible. Trucker Tools recently spoke with industry vet and host of The Driver…

Integration Partner Highlight: 3PL Systems
Integration Partner Highlight: 3PL Systems

Increasing the operational efficiency of your brokerage helps you compete with larger companies who may have more resources at their disposal and bigger budgets. Boosting operational efficiency also is one of the most effective ways to generate more revenue for your freight brokerage. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new partnership with 3PL Systems, an innovative software solutions provider…

What Is Trucker Tools?
What Is Trucker Tools?

Launched in 2013 by founder and CEO Prasad Gollapalli, Trucker Tools connects owner-operators and trucking companies with freight brokers and logistics providers. Trucker Tools’ software solutions include Smart Capacity, a digital platform for brokers, and the Trucker Tools driver app, a free all-in-one smartphone driver app that simplifies life on the road for truckers.  17+ Tools and Features That Keep…

3PL Systems Inc. Integrates its Brokerware platform with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity
3PL Systems Inc. Integrates its Brokerware platform with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity

Company’s customers now can use Smart Capacity’s digital tools and services for predictive freight-matching, access to real-time available truck capacity, automated booking, and timelier load tracking. RESTON, VA and SIGNAL HILL, CA — May 11, 2020 – Trucker Tools announced today that 3PL Systems Inc., a leading provider of transportation planning and management software for freight brokers and logistics providers,…

April 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Carriers
April 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Carriers

Just in case you missed some of Trucker Tools’ blogs during the month of April, we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch here for you.  In this roundup, learn all about the brand new version of Trucker Tools’ free driver app and two new partnerships that allow you to search for, reserve and pay for overnight parking right in…

April 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers
April 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers

A lot happened this April, so to get you back to speed on what you may have missed, here’s our April 2020 Monthly Blog Roundup!  In this roundup, find out how Trucker Tools can unlock real-time visibility for your brokerage and learn what you should look for when choosing freight capacity tools for your brokerage. Read about the new version…

Three Ways Trucker Tools’ New Driver App Delivers Time and Cost-Savings to Brokers
Three Ways Trucker Tools’ New Driver App Delivers Time and Cost-Savings to Brokers

We recently released a new version of the Trucker Tools driver app that includes 17+ time-saving, easy-to-use features redesigned to simplify life on the road for the 900,000+ truckers who use our app. Trucker Tools’ driver app provides truckers with instant access to real-time information on open loads, truck stops, rest areas, parking, fuel prices, optimal routes, weigh scales and…

The Best Things in Life Are Free — Including the 17+ Tools and Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App
The Best Things in Life Are Free — Including the 17+ Tools and Features in Trucker Tools’ Driver App

Trucker Tools’ newly redesigned driver app is free for truckers, proving that not everything needs to cost a lot of money to have value. Offering a powerful, all-in-one app to truckers isn’t a gimmick or a limited time offer. We’ve made our comprehensive driver app free because we understand that running a successful trucking business is all about keeping expenses…

Three Ways To Find Reloads with the Newest Version of Trucker Tools’ Free Driver App
Three Ways To Find Reloads with the Newest Version of Trucker Tools’ Free Driver App

Before the Coronavirus outbreak, FreightWaves was reporting that 12 to 20 percent of the miles driven by truckers weren’t earning revenue. Since that FreightWaves article was published, the number of empty, deadhead miles has no doubt gone up even more as volumes have been impacted by COVID-19.  With outbound tender volumes down by 15 percent or more and rates decreasing,…

How to use the Load Tracking feature in Trucker Tools’ driver app
How to use the Load Tracking feature in Trucker Tools’ driver app

Read time: 3 minutes Here’s a detailed step by step guide on how to use load tracking and document scanning in Trucker Tools’ new driver app. Step 1 To access Load Tracking, go to the menu by clicking the menu icon with the three lines in the top left corner of your screen. Step 2 Click on “Tracking”. Step 3…

Trucker Tools’ Newly Updated Driver App: Offering Brokers Real-Time Visibility, Digital Freight Matching and Automated Load Booking
Trucker Tools’ Newly Updated Driver App: Offering Brokers Real-Time Visibility, Digital Freight Matching and Automated Load Booking

We recently released a brand new version of the Trucker Tools free driver app with a fresh redesign that is all about making life easier for truckers. This updated version of our app has all of the 17+ tools and features that drivers have come to love, but with a redesigned and reorganized interface that focuses on ease of use…

How to Filter Features in the new Trucker Tools driver app
How to Filter Features in the new Trucker Tools driver app

Read Time: 5 minutes This how to guide will show you how to use the filter feature in the Trucker Tools app. Our filter is available throughout some of the most popular tools on the app, such as finding/booking loads, truck stop guide, weigh scales, rest areas, Walmart locations and others. In this blog, you will learn how to navigate…

Learn More About Enclosed Car Hauling with Jacinda Lady Truck’n
Learn More About Enclosed Car Hauling with Jacinda Lady Truck’n

We recently joined Jacinda Duran, known on social media as Jacinda Lady Truck’n, for a conversation about growing up in a trucking family, how she got into long-haul trucking and why she loves what she does. During our discussion, Jacinda offered insight into what it’s like to be an enclosed car hauler for Plycar Automotive Logistics. She shared with us…

Integration Partner Highlight: OTR Capital
Integration Partner Highlight: OTR Capital

Trucker Tools is thrilled to announce a new partnership with OTR Capital, a well-respected transportation services company based in Roswell, Ga. Like Trucker Tools, OTR Capital is committed to providing you with the support you need to succeed and to weather the ups and downs of the freight market. The integration between Trucker Tools and OTR Capital provides you with…

Trucker Tools Adds SecurSpace to Platform, Expands Overnight Parking Resources for Nation’s Truck Drivers
Trucker Tools Adds SecurSpace to Platform, Expands Overnight Parking Resources for Nation’s Truck Drivers

Trucker Tools to integrate SecurSpace network into its Smart Capacity platform and mobile driver app, adds nearly 1,000 new locations for overnight and extended commercial truck parking RESTON, VA and CHARLOTTE, NC – APRIL 28, 2020 – Trucker Tools , which provides real-time shipment visibility, trip planning, freight-matching and automated booking tools for freight brokers and small-fleet truckload carriers, announced…

New Version of Trucker Tools’ Driver App: Easy Load Searches, 17 Tools and Features To Get You Through These Challenging Times
New Version of Trucker Tools’ Driver App: Easy Load Searches, 17 Tools and Features To Get You Through These Challenging Times

As a trucker, we know you’re feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand. With many businesses closed, there’s less freight on the road and you may be having a hard time keeping your truck(s) moving. If you’re a trucker who is out on the road hauling essential freight, you may be having problems finding hand sanitizer, food and other…

How Trucker Tools Unlocks Real-Time Visibility
How Trucker Tools Unlocks Real-Time Visibility

In today’s hyper-competitive freight brokerage market, you have to be able to deliver real-time visibility to shippers if you want to stay relevant. Real-time visibility keeps shippers agile and competitive, which is why it’s become increasingly common for shippers to expect real-time visibility from you and your brokerage.  But if you’re like most brokers, you may be providing visibility to…

Top Challenges Truckers Are Facing During COVID-19 — And Where To Get Help
Top Challenges Truckers Are Facing During COVID-19 — And Where To Get Help

It’s a tough time. We’re all being impacted by the Coronavirus in one way or another. With that being said, as a trucker, you’re facing challenges that many folks aren’t, which is why Trucker Tools recently surveyed you and your fellow truckers about how COVID-19 is affecting you and your business. We think it’s important to stay in touch with…

Trucker Tools’ New Driver App: Helping Truckers During the C-19 Pandemic
Trucker Tools’ New Driver App: Helping Truckers During the C-19 Pandemic

During this stressful time, it’s important to reduce face-to-face contact and access real-time information quickly when you’re out on the road. If you’re like most truckers, you may be struggling to find open rest areas, food and supplies along your route due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You also may be having trouble finding good loads with your favorite brokers or…

Carrier Survey: Reduced Revenue, Access to Food and Supplies, Detention Top COVID-19 Concerns
Carrier Survey: Reduced Revenue, Access to Food and Supplies, Detention Top COVID-19 Concerns

Though it certainly is a difficult time for all of us, the challenges that truckers currently face due to the COVID-19 pandemic are substantial. Truckers are on the front lines, literally keeping food, medicine and supplies moving across the country, ensuring that families, hospitals and grocery stores have what they need, all while risking possible exposure to the virus. Trucker…

How to use the Weigh Scale feature in Trucker Tools’ new app
How to use the Weigh Scale feature in Trucker Tools’ new app

Read Time: 2 minutes This is a step by step guide on how to use the weigh scale feature in Trucker Tools new driver app. Step 1 To access the weigh scales feature, click on the weigh scales icon on the explore tab of the opening screen. This will show you all the weigh scales near your current location. Step…

How to use the Route & Fuel Optimizer tool in Trucker Tools’ new app
How to use the Route & Fuel Optimizer tool in Trucker Tools’ new app

Read time: 5 minutes Here is a step by step guide on how to use the Route & Fuel Optimizer feature in Trucker Tools’ new driver app. Step 1 To access the Route and Fuel Optimizer feature, go to the menu by clicking the menu icon with the three lines in the top left corner of your screen. Step 2…

How to use the Truck Stop Guide in Trucker Tools’ New App
How to use the Truck Stop Guide in Trucker Tools’ New App

Read time: 2 minutes Here is a step by step guide on how to use the Truck Stop Guide feature in Trucker Tools’ new driver app. Step 1 Begin by opening the Trucker Tools driver app and tapping on the Truck Stop Guide icon. You will see the truck stops nearby your current location, sorted by distance from closest to…

How to use the Trucker Tools Book-It-Now® tool
How to use the Trucker Tools Book-It-Now® tool

Read time: 4 minutes This is a step by step guide on how to find and book loads with the Book It Now® tool in the new Trucker Tools driver app. Step 1 To view Book-It-Now® loads, click on the Loads icon from the explore tab on the opening screen. You may be prompted to enter in your phone number…

What Brokers Need To Know About the New Version of the Trucker Tools’ Driver App
What Brokers Need To Know About the New Version of the Trucker Tools’ Driver App

Last week, we rolled out the new version of our free Trucker Tools driver app to close to 900,000 truckers across the country. This latest release of the Trucker Tools driver app focuses on improving the user experience for truckers, as well as ease of use. Our driver app has all of the same features and tools that truckers love…

Trucker Tools and TruckPark Announce Strategic Partnership
Trucker Tools and TruckPark Announce Strategic Partnership

Trucker Tools becomes first digital carrier management platform to launch “in app” access for TruckPark’s extensive network of overnight commercial truck parking resources RESTON, VA and CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 16, 2020 – Trucker Tools , which provides a suite of cloud-based truckload freight management and carrier engagement tools for freight brokers and small-fleet operators, announced it has entered into…

March 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Carriers
March 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Carriers

With so much going on, you may have missed out on some of our March blogs. No worries. We’ve created a roundup of our best blogs from the month of March to get you caught up. In this roundup, you’ll learn more about Trucker Tools’ new COVID-19 resource tool, available in the Trucker Tools driver app. We provide you with…

Trucker Tools’ New Driver App: Making Your Life Even Easier on the Road
Trucker Tools’ New Driver App: Making Your Life Even Easier on the Road

Truckers like you are keeping food, medicines, equipment and other vital supplies flowing across the United States throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As a trucker, having easy-to-use tools at your fingertips is more important now than it ever has been. The quicker you can access information on available loads, parking, weigh stations, fuel prices and truck stops, the quicker you can…

Which Freight Capacity Tools Should I Use?
Which Freight Capacity Tools Should I Use?

There are a dizzying number of load boards, digital freight marketplaces and truck capacity options available to you as a freight broker or logistics provider. When deciding which freight capacity tools to use in your business, it’s a good idea to target solutions that reduce the time and resources that you devote to finding and finalizing truck capacity. Greater operational…

March 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers
March 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers

And with that, another March is in the books. In case you missed some of our blogs during the busy month of March, we’ve put together this roundup of our top blogs of the month, including how to deal with disruptions to the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, we’ve written several blogs that deal with COVID-19, its…

Owner-Operator Trucker G on the Current Challenges Truckers Face on the Road
Owner-Operator Trucker G on the Current Challenges Truckers Face on the Road

Trucker Tools recently spent some time getting to know Gerald Johnson, known as Trucker G on Facebook and YouTube. Trucker G is a contracted owner-operator based out of Springfield, Mo., who is joined on the road by his wife, Mrs. G. In our recent conversation with Trucker G, he told us about his lifelong career as a trucker and why…

February 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up
February 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up

In case you missed it, our blogs in February were all about providing you with tips on how to run your trucking business better, increase drive time, find the best rates and reduce your workload. From preparing for spring snow to using the latest technology to automate load searches and load bookings, our February blogs are all about helping you…

All About Oilfield Trucking — with Wayne Campbell of The Driver’s Side
All About Oilfield Trucking — with Wayne Campbell of The Driver’s Side

Host of The Driver’s Side, a video series for and about truckers, Wayne Campbell has been working in the trucking industry for several decades. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Wayne about the different roles and careers he’s had in the industry over the years, including his stint as an oilfield driver. As an oilfield trucker, Wayne hauled fracking sand for…

Tips for Brokers on Transitioning to a Remote Work Environment
Tips for Brokers on Transitioning to a Remote Work Environment

As many other industries suspend business and halt service in compliance with state and federal mandates that aim to curb the spread of COVID-19, the transportation industry’s role in ensuring food and supplies are transported to where they are needed has become more important than ever. One of the challenges you may be facing right now as a freight broker…

Trucker G Shares 28 Years of Industry Advice with Fellow Truckers, New and Veteran
Trucker G Shares 28 Years of Industry Advice with Fellow Truckers, New and Veteran

Gerald Johnson, known on social media as Trucker G, has been in the trucking industry for the last 28 years. He’s been a company driver, trainer and currently is a contract owner-operator. Trucker G has helped 100s of drivers get their CDLs and today mentors new drivers. He travels with his wife, Mrs. G, and two dogs on the road…

Redneckanize Offers Shared Knowledge, Gathering Place for Truckers
Redneckanize Offers Shared Knowledge, Gathering Place for Truckers

Owner-operators Tiffini Springer and Ed Prince are two of the founders of Redneckanize, a non-profit that provides a gathering place for truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show. For the last eight years, Redneckanize has set up shop in the Papa John’s parking lot at MATS, providing truckers with good company, hot meals, and entertainment, no matter what the weather. In…

How To Maintain Efficiency, Reduce Overhead and Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How To Maintain Efficiency, Reduce Overhead and Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether you’re a freight broker, logistics provider, carrier or owner-operator, it’s crucial to use tools that automate your daily activities, speed up your manual processes and reduce person-to-person interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doing so keeps your business operational and profitable, reduces overhead and protects you, your colleagues and employees from potential exposure to the virus. Maintaining your productivity also…

Everything You Need To Know About Expedited Trucking — with The Trucking Couple
Everything You Need To Know About Expedited Trucking — with The Trucking Couple

Known on social media as The Trucking Couple, Frank and Stephanie Rebelo haul freight for FedEx’s Custom Critical division, which provides same-day and overnight delivery of expedited freight to wholesalers, hospitals and retailers. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Frank to learn more about the couple got into hauling expedited freight and what it’s like working with a big company like…

Book-It-Now for Brokers
Book-It-Now for Brokers

Now more than ever, automating activities is crucial to ensuring that your brokerage remains efficient and functional. Innovative tools like Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now reduce the time that you spend on finding and booking truck capacity. Book-It-Now for brokers eliminates the back and forth telephone calls you usually make to carriers about available trucks, rates and to finalize appointments. At the…

Trucker Tools Launches Two Initiatives to Help Freight Brokers, Truckers on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Overcome Operating Challenges, Speed Delivery of Critical Goods
Trucker Tools Launches Two Initiatives to Help Freight Brokers, Truckers on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Overcome Operating Challenges, Speed Delivery of Critical Goods

Company waives overage fees for users of nationwide digital freight tracking service, provides unlimited use of real-time shipment visibility platform for 60 days. Adds new “COVID-19” section to mobile driver app, launches clearinghouse detailing key information, support resources, operational tips to help truckers manage during crisis. RESTON, VA – MARCH 27, 2020 – Trucker Tools, which provides real-time shipment visibility,…

Top Tips for Truckers on How To Stay Healthy on the Road
Top Tips for Truckers on How To Stay Healthy on the Road

It’s more important than ever for you to stay as healthy as possible when you’re out on the road. The demand for trucks and supplies will likely continue to be high as Americans stay home to try to avoid exposure to and the spread of COVID-19. To help protect your own health and that of your family, and to ensure…

Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’ve compiled this blog in an effort to keep you up to date on the most relevant news and to help you find any critical support and information from brokers, shippers, truck stops, gas stations, and other relevant sources. We will update this blog with the most up to date information as it becomes available to us.   Last updated…

Are You Picking Load Tracking Tech That Carriers Are Comfortable With?
Are You Picking Load Tracking Tech That Carriers Are Comfortable With?

Carriers are the key to greater supply chain visibility. Despite their obviously vital role in load visibility, 69 percent of the truckers who responded to a recent Trucker Tools survey reported that they aren’t given a choice of which load tracking method to use when hauling a load for a broker. When carriers, particularly owner operators and small carriers, aren’t…

Why Load Tracking and Visibility Are Important for Shippers
Why Load Tracking and Visibility Are Important for Shippers

As a driver, owner operator or trucking company, you’re no doubt aware that truckload visibility, also known as load tracking and freight visibility, is a high priority for freight brokers and logistics companies. What you may not know is why the ability to closely track freight when it’s on your truck is so important to shippers, whose freight you’re transporting.…

The Latest on COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Trucking Industry
The Latest on COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Trucking Industry

With new developments occurring every day, we’ve put together a brief summary of the impact that COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) currently is having on the trucking industry, as well as the latest news. As always, Trucker Tools sends a big thank you to all of you truckers out there who are on the road, making sure our grocery…

Managing Supply Chain Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Managing Supply Chain Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s a difficult time for everyone, from health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to businesses trying to survive during a shutdown of public gatherings. The pandemic is hitting the transportation industry as we see layoffs of drivers and brokerage/logistics staff members, disruption of intermodal and import/export traffic, and truck capacity tightening in the Southern United…

Freight Visibility Technology is THE Competitive Advantage for Brokers and Shippers
Freight Visibility Technology is THE Competitive Advantage for Brokers and Shippers

Freight visibility technology is the X-factor when it comes to beating out the competition, whether you’re a freight broker, logistics provider or shipper. The real-time, automated load tracking provided by freight visibility technology like Trucker Tools digital load tracking platform reduces check calls, facilitates data sharing, automates communications, increases operational efficiency and raises service levels across the entire supply chain.…

Why Automating Truck Searches and Bookings Is Important
Why Automating Truck Searches and Bookings Is Important

Automating truck searches and bookings is important for your brokerage or logistics company because it is a relatively simple and cost-effective way to harness the capabilities of the latest technology to increase revenue. Recent advances in artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning are giving brokers and 3PLs of all sizes access to powerful technology that can increase operational efficiency, strengthen…

Five Tips for Increasing Efficiency in Your Trucking Business
Five Tips for Increasing Efficiency in Your Trucking Business

When you hear the phrase “operational efficiency,” do you think of mega carriers and Fortune 500 companies? If so, it may be time to rethink your definition of operational efficiency and consider what it can offer your trucking business. The truth is that one of the most effective methods for boosting profit margins in your business is to increase operational…

Digital Freight Matching for Brokers — Seven Ways To Find and Secure Truck Capacity More Efficiently
Digital Freight Matching for Brokers — Seven Ways To Find and Secure Truck Capacity More Efficiently

It’s crystal clear that using load boards, phone calls and emails to find and secure truck capacity isn’t efficient. All three of these methods shift your human resources away from serving your shippers and concentrate your staffing on manual processes. In lieu of using these outdated, manual methods for finding and booking trucks, you can leverage the power of Trucker…

Trucker Tools Recognized in Gartner’s February 2020 Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms
Trucker Tools Recognized in Gartner’s February 2020 Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms

RESTON, VA – MARCH 11, 2020 – Trucker Tools , which provides real-time shipment visibility, trip planning, freight-matching and automated booking tools for freight brokers and truckload carriers, announced it has been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms. According to the research, published last month and authored by Bart De Muynck, Gartner VP Analyst, “real-time transportation…

February 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up #ICYMI
February 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up #ICYMI

In case you missed it, our February blogs were loaded with information on how to minimize inefficiencies and maximize profits for your brokerage/3PL. Choosing load visibility and truck capacity solutions that integrate with your current TMS are crucial to streamlining your brokerage processes and upping operational efficiency. That’s why Trucker Tools is pleased to announce two new integration partners, HighJump…

The Trucking Couple on Team Driving and How the Trucker Tools Driver App Simplifies Their Life on the Road
The Trucking Couple on Team Driving and How the Trucker Tools Driver App Simplifies Their Life on the Road

Meet Frank and Stephanie Rebelo, also known as The Trucking Couple. Frank and Stephanie made a real lifestyle change when they began team driving and hauling expedited freight, selling their home and cars to truly live life on the road. Frank and Stephanie team-drive for Hyfield Trucking, a carrier that provides same-day and overnight delivery of expedited freight for FedEx’s…

January 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up
January 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Our January blogs were packed with valuable business tips for new drivers, veteran truckers and carrier dispatchers. We covered a lot of ground, from advice on how to improve your load searches to how we’ve addressed your privacy and…

January 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up
January 2020 Monthly Link Round-Up

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Our January blogs were packed with valuable business tips on how to increase revenue in your brokerage in 2020. We covered a lot of ground — from how to reduce check calls and our automated Book-It-Now tool to how…

The Driver’s Side with Wayne Campbell: Real Drivers, Real Talk
The Driver’s Side with Wayne Campbell: Real Drivers, Real Talk

We recently had a sit-down with Wayne Campbell of The Driver’s Side to discuss his video series for and about truck drivers and his perspective on the trucking industry. We chatted with Wayne about the many diverse roles he’s held in the industry, from driving for NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal and running reefer freight to being a lease purchase operator…

Survey Says: 77 Percent of Truckers Don’t Want To Use ELDs or Single Function Visibility Apps for Freight Tracking
Survey Says: 77 Percent of Truckers Don’t Want To Use ELDs or Single Function Visibility Apps for Freight Tracking

Trucker Tools recently surveyed truckers about visibility tools and their preferences. In the survey, we asked truckers about their preferred methods for load tracking. Of those who responded, five percent answered that their preferred freight tracking method is using an ELD device. Only 18 percent of the truckers surveyed prefer single function mobile apps that only track freight. That means…

What To Look for in a Technology Partner
What To Look for in a Technology Partner

Your ideal technology provider helps you increase the efficiency of your business, anticipate trends, and strengthen your relationships with partners and customers. Above all, your technology partner should be exactly that: a partner, not just a vendor who disappears once you’ve purchased their solution. In a recent webinar, we spoke with Diana Bullington of Syfan Logistics, who shared her insights…

Integration Partner Highlight: HighJump Transportation Software
Integration Partner Highlight: HighJump Transportation Software

In an increasingly digital world, seamless platform integration is essential if you want to provide the best experience possible for your customers and increase the operational efficiency of your brokerage/logistics company. That’s why we’re excited to welcome HighJump as one of our newest integration partners.  Named one of Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for 2019, HighJump’s solutions encompass…

Meet Third Generation Trucker Jacinda Duran: Enclosed Car Hauler, Solopreneur and Women in Trucking’s Member of the Month
Meet Third Generation Trucker Jacinda Duran: Enclosed Car Hauler, Solopreneur and Women in Trucking’s Member of the Month

Trucker Tools recently spent some time getting to know Jacinda Duran, also known as Jacinda Lady Truck’n. As a third-generation female truck driver who grew up around trucking, Jacinda spoke to us about her journey from driving limos to working as a FedEx courier. In our conversation with Jacinda, we learned about her current career as an enclosed car hauler…

Teknowlogi Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Integrates Smart Capacity Predictive Freight-Matching, Book-It-Now Automated Load Booking for Carriers
Teknowlogi Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Integrates Smart Capacity Predictive Freight-Matching, Book-It-Now Automated Load Booking for Carriers

Teknowlogi rolls out Smart Capacity’s predictive freight-matching, capacity management tools to improve visibility, timely access to accurate, real-time available truckload capacity for TMS Users Sets integration timetable for automated “Book it Now” feature, other carrier collaboration tools to streamline booking process, improve driver engagement, reduce brokers’ variable costs to cover loads Complements earlier strategic integration of Trucker Tools features and…

Carriers: How Book-It-Now Can Reduce Your Workload, Increase Drive Time
Carriers: How Book-It-Now Can Reduce Your Workload, Increase Drive Time

Minutes and hours matter when you’re a trucker. When you spend an hour or two searching for and securing a truck load, it means you have an hour or two less for driving and making money. That’s why we’re excited about Book-It-Now, our new fully automated freight booking platform for brokers and carriers. Book-It-Now eliminates the back and forth phone…

The True Cost of Your Current Visibility Tool
The True Cost of Your Current Visibility Tool

How much is your current freight visibility tool costing you? At first glance, that may seem like a straightforward question that can be easily answered, but is it? Your current load tracking tool may be costing you more than you think. If your digital load tracking solution isn’t reducing the time you spend on load tracking or doesn’t reduce phone…

The Produce Gold Rush: Hot Spots for Truckers
The Produce Gold Rush: Hot Spots for Truckers

As the weather starts to warm up from south to north, there is usually lots of produce that needs to be moved, but not enough trucks, which is good news for owner-operators and trucking companies. Knowing where to go at specific times this spring, summer and fall can help you get the highest produce hauling rates and maximize your earnings.…

Which Freight Visibility Tool Should I Choose?
Which Freight Visibility Tool Should I Choose?

In 2018, respondents to Gartner’s Wants and Needs Survey ranked visibility as the highest priority in the supply chain. Despite the clear need for freight visibility, the average freight tracking compliance success rate for brokers and 3PLs remains in the range of 30 to 40 percent. That means for every 100 loads, 60 to 70 aren’t visible. In an increasingly…

How Much Does Trucker Tools Cost?
How Much Does Trucker Tools Cost?

When considering solutions to implement in your brokerage, cost is one of the factors that figures heavily in the decisions you make. Keep in mind, however, that the true cost of a solution often is more than just the initial purchase price and any recurring monthly fees. To understand the true cost of any technology-based solution, you should consider the…

Talking Logistics: How Technology Helps Freight Brokers Remain Competitive In The Market
Talking Logistics: How Technology Helps Freight Brokers Remain Competitive In The Market

With all the pressure on brokers today to update their systems and provide real-time data to shippers, how do brokers – particularly middle marker players – make an informed, successful choice about what technology platforms to adopt.  With all the third-party, cloud-based network solutions available today, it makes no sense for a broker to try to build their own.  Delay…

Brokers: Use Your Visibility Tools of Choice
Brokers: Use Your Visibility Tools of Choice

If you’re a freight broker, you’re expected to provide top-notch service, including continuous load tracking, to your shippers to retain their business. At the same time, you also must foster good relationships with high-quality carriers in order to meet your shippers’ needs. In your role as an intermediary between carriers and shippers, you have to walk that fine line of…

How To Improve Freight Visibility Compliance
How To Improve Freight Visibility Compliance

If you’re like most brokers and logistics providers, you find that delivering continuous freight visibility to your shippers can be difficult. The single feature carrier visibility apps that your shippers may ask you to use are often unpopular with carriers. Some carriers may flat out refuse to use these single feature load tracking apps altogether. The alternative to digital freight…

Simplify Load Searches and Bookings with Trucker Tools’ Free Smart Capacity for Dispatchers
Simplify Load Searches and Bookings with Trucker Tools’ Free Smart Capacity for Dispatchers

If you’re a dispatcher for a small to mid-sized trucking company, one of the biggest challenges you face on a daily basis is finding high-quality freight with preferred brokers that matches your available truck capacity. Using load boards is time-consuming and labor intensive because the data posted on load boards may be inaccurate and/or becomes outdated quickly. You also typically…

Meet Shippers’ Visibility Key Performance Indicators with Trucker Tools’ Carrier-Friendly Freight Tracking
Meet Shippers’ Visibility Key Performance Indicators with Trucker Tools’ Carrier-Friendly Freight Tracking

Shippers increasingly use data analysis to reduce inefficiencies, improve processes and increase revenue. According to American Shipper, 59 percent of shippers use performance metrics to manage freight costs. As a broker or 3PL, you can expect that shippers may require you to meet specific performance standards, known as Key Performance Indicators, to retain their business. On Time in Full (OTIF)…

Jump Start Your Trucking Business in the First 90 Days of 2020
Jump Start Your Trucking Business in the First 90 Days of 2020

New year, new decade! Now is the perfect time to consider how you can make 2020 a profitable one for your trucking business. Creating a strategy for success and making some simple adjustments to how you do business can reap major dividends later in the year. Check out our tips for ensuring this year is a great one for you…

Five Tips To Increase Your Brokerage’s Operational Efficiency
Five Tips To Increase Your Brokerage’s Operational Efficiency

Improving your operational efficiency, i.e. the cost effectiveness of your internal processes, provides one of the quickest and affordable pathways to growing your profit margins. Making your brokerage operate more efficiently, however, requires more than just considering and/or reducing your fixed operating costs. You also need to choose comprehensive, affordable technology-based solutions that are designed to increase operational efficiency. If…

New Truckers: Five Tips for Thriving in Your New Career
New Truckers: Five Tips for Thriving in Your New Career

You’ve finished trucking school, passed the knowledge and road skills tests, and gotten your commercial driver’s license. Congratulations! Now comes the fun part: learning  how to make your career as a trucker a successful one. Here at Trucker Tools we’re always looking for way to help carriers make their lives easier. Check out our five tips for new drivers that…

The Trucker Tools Mobile App – What You Need To Know
The Trucker Tools Mobile App – What You Need To Know

While true there’s a mobile app for nearly everything these days, not all mobile apps are created equally — including those designed for use in the transportation industry. In this blog we highlight the differences between the Trucker Tools free driver app and other trucking, visibility and freight matching apps in use today by brokers, 3PLs and carriers. At the…

Carriers: The Importance of Understanding Your Monthly Operating Costs
Carriers: The Importance of Understanding Your Monthly Operating Costs

As an owner-operator or owner of a trucking company, your profit margins are directly impacted by how much money you spend to run your business, i.e. your operating costs. Understanding how much it takes to run your trucking business each month helps you identify any redundancies and reduce expenses, which ultimately can up your take home pay. In this blog,…

Tools and Tips for New Drivers from Industry Influencer Sharae Moore
Tools and Tips for New Drivers from Industry Influencer Sharae Moore

Sharae Moore is a trucker based in Chattanooga, Tenn., who is the founder of She Trucking, an online community for women in the trucking industry with more than 5,000 members. In addition to managing She Trucking, Sharae is an instructor at Chattanooga State Community College where she teaches CDL classes. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Sharae about her recommendations for new…

Say Goodbye to Stale Load Boards, Hello to Faster Load Searches and Bookings with Trucker Tools
Say Goodbye to Stale Load Boards, Hello to Faster Load Searches and Bookings with Trucker Tools

If you’re a carrier dispatcher using load boards, you’re probably spending a lot of time finding loads. You may have to pay for multiple monthly load board subscriptions just to see the information posted. The load information that is posted on the load boards to which you subscribe may be out of date and/or incorrect by the time you see…

LTI Delivers Reduces Check Calls by 40%
LTI Delivers Reduces Check Calls by 40%

Company Snapshot: LTI Delivers is an Iowa based transportation solutions provider that offers logistics, trucking, and intermodal services. LTI Delivers is a full-service transportation company that offers transportation management, freight brokerage and truckload services encompassing freight management, temperature-controlled, refrigerated, dry van, bulk, hopper, and dedicated solutions. LTI Delivers places a high value on customer satisfaction and long-term retention of its…

Load Tracking Technology That Respects Your Privacy, Adds Value to Your Trucking Business
Load Tracking Technology That Respects Your Privacy, Adds Value to Your Trucking Business

Last month, we surveyed a group of truckers to get their thoughts on load tracking technologies. Needless to say, privacy, transparency and poor performance are still major concerns for truckers when it comes to load tracking mobile apps. In this blog, we discuss the results of this short survey, including some of the comments from individual truckers, and how the…

December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)
December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy New Year from the Trucker Tools team! December is always a busy month, which is why we’ve rounded up our best blogs of the month for you right here! We closed out 2019 and the…

LTI Delivers Raises the Bar on Shipper Service Offerings with Trucker Tools
LTI Delivers Raises the Bar on Shipper Service Offerings with Trucker Tools

For small and mid-sized brokerages, choosing technology with a high return on investment is crucial, especially when competing with larger brokers. The results that LTI Delivers has achieved with Trucker Tools proves that you don’t need limitless resources, expensive infrastructure or a long timeline to increase the service that you provide to shippers as a brokerage. With smart decision making,…

How Schneider Is Using Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now To Enhance the Trucker Experience, Build Carrier Loyalty
How Schneider Is Using Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now To Enhance the Trucker Experience, Build Carrier Loyalty

Schneider is one of the largest and most successful trucking companies in the country. The company employs approximately 20,000 people across the United States with annual revenue of approximately $5 billion. Schneider’s services encompass truckload, intermodal, brokerage, and logistics. In a recent webinar with Trucker Tools and Talking Logistics, Ben Schuchart, VP of Operations for Schneider Transportation Management, discussed how…

How Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Respects the Privacy of Truckers While Meeting the Visibility Needs of Brokers
How Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Respects the Privacy of Truckers While Meeting the Visibility Needs of Brokers

Load tracking (also known as freight visibility) is something that your broker and 3PL partners likely talk to you about a lot. It may also be a source of frustration for you, especially if you’re an owner-operator or small to mid-sized trucking company that works with many different brokers and 3PLs. In this blog, we break down why visibility is…

Why Industry Average 30 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Isn’t Good Enough for Your Shippers — or Your Brokerage
Why Industry Average 30 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Isn’t Good Enough for Your Shippers — or Your Brokerage

Providing accurate, continuous visibility to your shipper customers is more important than ever in your freight brokerage or logistics business. If you want to retain your current shipper customers and potentially grow your business, you have to be able to deliver freight visibility that goes beyond the industry average 30 to 40 percent tracking compliance success rate. Many shippers require…

Increase Visibility Compliance to 80% or Higher To Meet Your Shippers’ KPI Requirements
Increase Visibility Compliance to 80% or Higher To Meet Your Shippers’ KPI Requirements

Efficiency equals cost-savings for your shipper partners, which is why shippers lean heavily on key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge the efficiency of their operations. Shippers define what their KPIs are, so there may be some variance between shippers. However, most shippers are concerned with four major transportation KPIs: on-time delivery, on-time pick-up, dwell time and on-time delivery to the…

December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)
December 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy New Year from the Trucker Tools team! December is always a busy month, which is why we’ve rounded up our best blogs of the month for you right here! We closed out 2019 and the…

How Trucker Tools’ Solutions Strengthen the Entire Supply Chain
How Trucker Tools’ Solutions Strengthen the Entire Supply Chain

The trucking industry currently is at a critical juncture. Trucking is being reshaped, as we speak, influenced by emerging digital freight start-ups and the entrance of corporations like Uber Freight and Amazon into the market. New technology, a global economy and an increase in the number of small trucking companies also are changing how all of us in the trucking…

November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)
November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Brokers/3PLs)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Trucker Tools! In the spirit of giving, we’ve put together a summary of our best blogs from the last month. In this roundup, learn more about Trucker Tools’…

November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)
November 2019 Monthly Link Roundup (for Carriers)

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Trucker Tools! In the spirit of giving, we’ve put together a summary of our best blogs from the last month. In this roundup, learn more about Trucker Tools’…

Kingsgate Logistics Goes Live with Trucker Tools “Book-It-Now” Automated Load Booking
Kingsgate Logistics Goes Live with Trucker Tools “Book-It-Now” Automated Load Booking

Implements fully operational, advanced digital carrier engagement platform, completely automates load booking and confirmation process. Reduces time, cost to “cover” a load from as much as 2 hours to less than 15 minutes. Expands Kingsgate’s access to a capacity network of over 725,000 truckers on the industry-leading Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App. Addresses driver demands for increased automation, quality loads…

Schneider Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Adds Integrated “Book-it-Now” Automated Load Booking to Operating Platform
Schneider Expands Collaboration with Trucker Tools, Adds Integrated “Book-it-Now” Automated Load Booking to Operating Platform

Begins network-wide commercial operation of a fully automated, third-party digital freight booking platform for brokers and carriers. Significantly enhances ease of doing business for independent truckers and small fleets; improves driver experience, productivity, satisfaction. RESTON, VA – NOVEMBER 12, 2019 – Trucker Tools LLC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, announced…

Why Carriers Don’t Want To Use Your Single Function Freight Tracking App
Why Carriers Don’t Want To Use Your Single Function Freight Tracking App

In a recent survey, shippers named visibility as the top problem that technology is capable of solving. Despite visibility’s importance to shippers, average tracking compliance success rates in the trucking industry hover between 30 and 40 percent. As you likely know, one of the biggest inhibitors of greater visibility is low carrier adoption of freight tracking technology. In this blog,…

Trucker Tools’ Free Driver App Respects Your Privacy, Has Minimal Impact on Data and Battery Life
Trucker Tools’ Free Driver App Respects Your Privacy, Has Minimal Impact on Data and Battery Life

As a trucker, you need tools that simplify life on the road — plain and simple. You don’t want to use seven or eight different mobile apps during the course of your day that drains your battery or use up all your data. You definitely don’t want to use apps that don’t respect your privacy. And if you’re like most…

Real Women in Trucking – Advocating for Safer Training Environments for New Truckers
Real Women in Trucking – Advocating for Safer Training Environments for New Truckers

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received more than 400 gender-discrimination complaints between 2005 and 2015, which is a substantial number, considering that only six percent of truck drivers are female. Of those, one in six reported a racial component of the misconduct and two-thirds said they were retaliated against for reporting the harassment or assault. Though no large-scale studies…

What makes choosing Trucker Tools’ visibility solution so clever
What makes choosing Trucker Tools’ visibility solution so clever

Real-time visibility is what you need to deliver high-quality results and service. But if you’re like most brokers, you track a large portion of your loads by making phone calls to dispatchers or truckers. Even though you realize that calling each dispatcher/trucker multiple times isn’t a cost-effective process for your business, you may struggle to find an effective visibility solution…

Best Practices for Hauling Temperature-Controlled Loads
Best Practices for Hauling Temperature-Controlled Loads

Hauling temperature-controlled loads come with its own challenges, no matter what the season. In the winter, cold weather and rapid fluctuations in outdoor temperatures can cause freight to freeze or completely ruin temp-controlled loads that include produce or pharmaceutical products. Even a temperature deviation of two degrees can potentially decrease the shelf life of freight by up to 50 percent,…

Integration Partner Highlight: Teknowlogi
Integration Partner Highlight: Teknowlogi

Teknowlogi, Trucker Tools’ newest integration partner, is a California-based transportation automation company known for its innovative solutions that leverage the power of automation and artificial intelligence. The company’s focus on delivering a high return on investment, ease of use, and high-quality service and support to its customers matches Trucker Tools’ values, which center on providing ongoing value and support to multiple…

Q&A With Industry Influencer Brian Phillips: Tips and Recommended Tools for Truckers
Q&A With Industry Influencer Brian Phillips: Tips and Recommended Tools for Truckers

Brian Phillips is a flatbed owner-operator who works for RiverDog Express in its Open Deck trucking division. When he’s not on the road pulling his 53’ Reitnouer Low Pro Step Deck, he’s creating content for his YouTube channel, Driven Trucking, which has more than one million views and 16,000 subscribers. On his YouTube channel, Brian offers tips, perspective, and advice…

Monthly Link Round-Up: What Visibility Vendors Aren’t Telling You, Game-Changer Book-It-Now and a Universal Platform for Carriers and Brokers
Monthly Link Round-Up: What Visibility Vendors Aren’t Telling You, Game-Changer Book-It-Now and a Universal Platform for Carriers and Brokers

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. We covered a lot of ground in our blogs in October! In this roundup, you can find out what most visibility vendors don’t want you to know (don’t worry, it’s good news) and how to reduce your…

Monthly Link Round-Up: Transparent Load Tracking, Business Tips and How Book-It-Now Can Increase Your Profits
Monthly Link Round-Up: Transparent Load Tracking, Business Tips and How Book-It-Now Can Increase Your Profits

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. We covered a lot of ground in our blogs in October! In this roundup, you can learn more about how Trucker Tools’ load tracking provides transparency for truckers and how using Trucker Tools’ driver app can improve…

Quenching the Trucking Industry’s Thirst for Automation, Why Driver Experience Must Come First, Strategies for Success
Quenching the Trucking Industry’s Thirst for Automation, Why Driver Experience Must Come First, Strategies for Success

Featured Speakers: Ben Schuchart, Vice President of Operations, Schneider Transportation Management Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO, Trucker Tools Today’s truckload transportation industry relies on tens of thousands of “micro” fleets and independent owner-operators.  They’re challenged every day to keep the wheels turning and move as many loads as quickly, safely and on-time as possible.  That’s how they make money and…

Integration Partner Highlight: J.J. Keller & Associates
Integration Partner Highlight: J.J. Keller & Associates

For the last 66 years, J.J. Keller & Associates has been providing safety and regulatory compliance expertise to employers in the transportation industry. The company’s offerings have evolved over the years to include DOT, OSHA workplace safety, construction industry, and human resources products and services, as well as online courses and video training. J.J. Keller also develops and offers technology-based…

How Trucker Tools’ 850,000+ Trucker Network and Book-It-Now Can Help You Grow Your Brokerage
How Trucker Tools’ 850,000+ Trucker Network and Book-It-Now Can Help You Grow Your Brokerage

In October, Trucker Tools’ carrier network surpassed the 800,000 mark. Translation: more than three-quarters of a million truckers have downloaded and are using Trucker Tools’ free driver app! Last April, our carrier network was 600,000-strong, which means it has increased by 25 percent over a short six month period. The good news is that your brokerage can tap into Trucker Tools’ large carrier…

Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: Offering Brokers Fully-Automated, Real-Time Load Booking
Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: Offering Brokers Fully-Automated, Real-Time Load Booking

Here at Trucker Tools, we stand by what we say. When we say that our Book-It-Now load booking software fully automates your booking process with carriers, we mean it! Trucker Tools Book-It-Now solution makes the load booking experience seamless for both you and your carrier partners. When you use Book-It-Now in your brokerage, you gain a tremendous efficiency advantage that ultimately can…

Real-Time Visibility: Providing Value Across the Supply Chain
Real-Time Visibility: Providing Value Across the Supply Chain

Freight visibility — knowing precisely where shipments are and when they will arrive —  is one of the most significant challenges for the supply chain. When visibility is accurate and continuous, every segment of the supply chain benefits, from truckers and dispatchers to brokers, shippers, and consumers. If real-time load tracking data isn’t available, the negative effects also are felt across…

How Trucker Tools’ Automated, Real-Time Load Tracking can be the Difference-Maker for Smaller Brokerages
How Trucker Tools’ Automated, Real-Time Load Tracking can be the Difference-Maker for Smaller Brokerages

If you’re a broker running 100 loads or less each month, you may think that a high-quality, accurate load tracking platform is out of your financial reach. Think again! At Trucker Tools, we create solutions that specifically serve the needs of small and mid-sized brokerages like yours. That’s why our load tracking platform is made to integrate with all of the…

Get Ready for the Launch of the New Version of Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Get Ready for the Launch of the New Version of Trucker Tools’ Driver App

The entire team here at Trucker Tools is excited to introduce the newest version of our free driver app, which can be your go-to app while you’re on the road and during home time. The biggest change in our newest, soon to be released version of Trucker Tools’ driver app is the way that it looks. Based on feedback from you…

How Digital Platforms are Driving a New Era in Transportation – and Why Visibility Technology is more Important Than Ever
How Digital Platforms are Driving a New Era in Transportation – and Why Visibility Technology is more Important Than Ever

Featured Speakers: Mike Riccio, Chief Marketing Officer, Leonard’s Express Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO, Trucker Tools As 2019 comes to a close one development stands out – it has been a year of remarkable, disruptive and transformative change for technology in transportation. At the heart has been the rise of digital platforms, and their promise for remaking – some would…

Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Truck Stop Guide & Fuel Prices
Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Truck Stop Guide & Fuel Prices

This series of blogs, Driver App Tips, provides practical guidance for truckers on using Trucker Tools’ free mobile driver application. Read time: two minutes. Time to apply new skill: one minute. Benefits: •         Find nearby truck stops, cheapest fuel in seconds. •         Plan stops on your route. •         Reduce time spent using multiple apps. •         Increase efficiency. One of the…

Business Tips for Owner-Operators and Small Trucking Companies
Business Tips for Owner-Operators and Small Trucking Companies

With previous experience working for shipper, carrier and broker companies, industry influencer Craig Bliss has a unique perspective on the ins and outs of today’s freight market. Trucker Tools recently interviewed Craig about the current state of the industry and asked him how owner-operators and small trucking companies can meet the challenges of today’s competitive market. Here, we’ve gathered Craig’s advice on…

Visibility Technologies – Why They’re Not All the Same, Key Strategies for Increasing Carrier Adoption, Compliance
Visibility Technologies – Why They’re Not All the Same, Key Strategies for Increasing Carrier Adoption, Compliance

Watch the recording of our recent webinar with Choptank Transport. The challenge of visibility – the technology options, ensuring timeliness and quality and accomplishing it reliably and accurately – has been the bane of carriers and brokers ever since the first truck picked up the first shipment, and the customer asked, “where’s my load.” Yet defining the ideal visibility solution,…

Carrier Business Tip: Use Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now to Increase the Profitability of your Trucking Business
Carrier Business Tip: Use Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now to Increase the Profitability of your Trucking Business

Time is money in the trucking business, especially for owner-operators and trucking companies. It’s pretty simple: when you reduce the time you spend on manual tasks in your trucking business, you gain more time for moving freight, finding the next load and making more money. Earlier this year, we added a powerful new digital load booking feature to the Trucker Tools free driver app…

Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Brokers
Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Brokers

At Trucker Tools, we specialize in delivering solutions that make brokers, 3PLs, and carriers more efficient in their daily operations. This dedication to creating practical, easy to use solutions that automate daily tasks using leading-edge technology has led to widespread adoption of both our free driver app and Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Here are five statistics…

Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Trucking Companies and Owner Operators
Trucker Tools by the Numbers: For Trucking Companies and Owner Operators

Efficiency is everything in the transportation business, especially for carriers and owner-operators. Time saved on daily tasks can be the difference between a decent year and a fantastic year when it comes to revenue. Check out these five facts about the Trucker Tools driver app that illustrate why so many owner-operators and carriers have incorporated Trucker Tools’ solutions into their…

Trucker Tools Named a FreightTech 100 Company by FreightWaves
Trucker Tools Named a FreightTech 100 Company by FreightWaves

We’re happy to report that Trucker Tools has received a FreightWaves 2020 FreightTech 100 Award for the second consecutive year! The FreightTech 100 Awards recognize the most innovative, impactful and disruptive leaders in the freight industry. Trucker Tools is proud to be recognized again on this year’s list. FreightWaves received more than 1,200 nominations for this year’s FreightTech 100 Awards, encompassing a…

Trucker Tools’ Soon-To-Be Released Driver Lifestyle App: More Than Just Load Tracking
Trucker Tools’ Soon-To-Be Released Driver Lifestyle App: More Than Just Load Tracking

Over the summer, the development team at Trucker Tools has been hard at work on making our free mobile driver app better than ever. We are excited to announce that a new version of the Trucker Tools driver app is scheduled to be available in Apple’s App Store this fall, followed by the Google Play Store shortly thereafter. With the…

Integration Partner Highlight: Freight Management Systems
Integration Partner Highlight: Freight Management Systems

We’re excited to name Freight Management Systems, Inc. as a new integration partner because of the company’s long-standing commitment to continuous improvement and helping its customers flourish. For the last 30 years, FMS has been providing logistics software solutions to trucking companies and freight brokers, forwarders and agents of all sizes. With an emphasis on helping transportation companies automate manual…

Q&A with Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli: Greater Visibility Compliance, Carrier Adoption, ELDs, and the Role Technology Plays in Growing Your Brokerage
Q&A with Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli: Greater Visibility Compliance, Carrier Adoption, ELDs, and the Role Technology Plays in Growing Your Brokerage

In our recent FreightWaves webinar on how visibility is non-negotiable for brokers, several of the webinar’s attendees posed some thoughtful questions to Trucker Tools’ CEO Prasad Gollapalli about Trucker Tools’ visibility solution and the freight market. We loved the insightful questions from the audience, so we’re sharing those here with Prasad’s responses. Read on to learn more about how Trucker…

Trucker Tools’ Driver App Tracks the Load, Not the Trucker
Trucker Tools’ Driver App Tracks the Load, Not the Trucker

If you’re like most truckers, you no doubt have some strong opinions about freight tracking apps. Maybe you refuse to use tracking apps altogether because you feel like you never know when tracking starts and stops. Or you may use some freight tracking apps, but do so uneasily, always wondering if the location data pulled from the app will somehow…

Brokers: Reduce Variable Cost of Covering Loads to Near Zero with Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now
Brokers: Reduce Variable Cost of Covering Loads to Near Zero with Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now

Time is everything in the transportation business. If you can reduce the time that you spend finding and securing capacity, you can reduce your brokerage’s cost per load, increase overall load volume and ultimately increase profitability for your business. Read on to learn how Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now can help you reduce the variable cost of covering a load to practically…

Brokers: The Future You Want Is Already Here
Brokers: The Future You Want Is Already Here

The level of competition in the freight brokerage market is off the charts right now. To remain competitive as a freight broker, you have to meet your shipper’s needs, foster good relationships with carriers and keep your operation running efficiently. One of the greatest challenges you face when trying to meet these goals is the fragmented nature of the current…

Trucker Tools’ Affordable Visibility Solution: Raising Visibility Compliance, Reducing Check Calls and Lowering Costs for Brokers
Trucker Tools’ Affordable Visibility Solution: Raising Visibility Compliance, Reducing Check Calls and Lowering Costs for Brokers

If you’re a broker, freight visibility is something that you spend a lot of time working on and thinking about, and with good reason. Major shippers require 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance for their loads. If you don’t deliver that level of visibility, you risk losing the shipper’s business. (No pressure!) You probably feel stuck using single-function freight tracking…

Industry Influencer Craig Bliss Talks Trends and the Future of Trucking
Industry Influencer Craig Bliss Talks Trends and the Future of Trucking

Craig Bliss is the creator and moderator of the Facebook networking group Freight Brokers & Truck Drivers. Craig also hosts the podcast Talk Freight w/Craig Bliss and is co-owner of Freightbrand, a carrier-focused consulting agency based in Phoenix, Ariz. Drawing on his previous experience working as a shipper, broker, and carrier, Craig helps businesses identify areas for potential operational improvement…

Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: A Game-Changer for Brokers and Carriers
Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now: A Game-Changer for Brokers and Carriers

Every once in a while, a technology comes along that is truly transformative. That’s how we at Trucker Tools view Book-It-Now, a powerful tool included in our Smart Capacity carrier relationship and capacity management platform. Over the past few years, we’ve been talking with brokers and carriers about Book-It-Now at public forums, trade shows and our customer advisory board meetings.…

Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Book-It-Now
Trucker Tools Driver App Tips: Book-It-Now

This series of blogs, Driver App Tips, provides practical guidance for truckers on using Trucker Tools’ free mobile driver application. Read time: two minutes. Time to apply new skill: one minute. Benefits: Find freight loads in seconds. Book loads in advance. Reduce phone calls with brokers. Increase efficiency. Trucker Tools recently launched a new tool called Book-It-Now, available now in…

Carriers: Are You Responsible for Load Tracking?
Carriers: Are You Responsible for Load Tracking?

As an owner-operator or small to mid-sized trucking company, you may think to yourself, “Why is freight visibility my problem?” It’s a good and natural question, which is why we’ve dedicated a whole blog to it. Read on to learn how you can use an all-in-one alternative app that can increase the efficiency of your business instead of the single…

How To Avoid Choosing a Visibility Vendor Who Might Compete with Your Brokerage
How To Avoid Choosing a Visibility Vendor Who Might Compete with Your Brokerage

If you’re a broker looking at available load tracking solutions, there are some key questions that you should be asking to ensure that your interests are protected and that the visibility vendor is the right match for your business. Here we take a look at some red flags that could indicate potential conflicts of interest with the vendor. 1. Is…

Integration Partner Highlight: Rand McNally
Integration Partner Highlight: Rand McNally

Trucker Tools’ integration partner, Rand McNally, was founded in 1856 in Chicago as a print shop that specialized in printing railroad guides. The company evolved over the years to become one of the most recognizable transportation and map publishing names in the United States. Today, Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel and trip planning for the trucking industry…

If I Use a Third-Party App, Will it Cannibalize My Broker App?
If I Use a Third-Party App, Will it Cannibalize My Broker App?

As the owner of a large or mid-sized brokerage or logistics company, you may have invested in developing a custom mobile app for your carriers to use. Freight visibility and easier freight matching probably motivated you to develop an app for your brokerage. Even with your own app, it’s likely that load tracking continues to be a challenge. If you’re…

We’re Dropping a New Version of the Trucker Tools Free Driver App…Soon!
We’re Dropping a New Version of the Trucker Tools Free Driver App…Soon!

Even though Trucker Tools’ driver app has been downloaded by over 725,000 truckers and more than 130,000 carriers, we aren’t done yet! We’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be launching a new version of our free mobile driver app in both the Apple App and Google Play stores. All of your favorite tools and features will still be included…

When Consistent, Reliable Load Tracking Is Non-Negotiable:  How to Win  Core Carrier Status
When Consistent, Reliable Load Tracking Is Non-Negotiable: How to Win Core Carrier Status

High reliability, real-time, accurate visibility compliance, and precision on-time pickups and deliveries are critical. It becomes table stakes in today’s high-velocity, e-commerce driven supply chains.  What’s the solution? It starts and ends with the truck driver. The challenge of visibility – and how to accomplish it consistently, reliably and accurately — has been around since the first truck picked up…

Who’s Responsible for Load Tracking: Brokers or Carriers?
Who’s Responsible for Load Tracking: Brokers or Carriers?

As an owner-operator or owner of a small to mid-sized trucking company, you may think to yourself, “Why is freight visibility my problem?” It’s a good and natural question. While getting the freight to its destination on time is the ultimate goal for truckers, brokers say that freight visibility is equally important to shippers. That’s why they ask you or…

Enhancing your TMS with real-time visibility; critical success factor for brokers
Enhancing your TMS with real-time visibility; critical success factor for brokers

Visibility has never been more important in today’s e-commerce driven market. Reliable, real-time, precise location intelligence – constantly updated — is often the difference between customer success or failure.   Trucker Tools had recently attended the McLeod user conference where we shared our insights on visibility tools and talked about the comprehensive visibility solution for truckload freight as an integrated McLeod…

What Are You Doing To Address Your Shipper’s Top Pain Point?
What Are You Doing To Address Your Shipper’s Top Pain Point?

Most of today’s shippers are demanding a minimum of 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance from brokers. A recent survey conducted by popular transportation publication confirms just how vital freight visibility is to shippers. In the survey, shippers were asked to name the biggest/greatest pain point that technology can solve. More than half of those shippers surveyed said poor freight…

Winning in a digital world:  How to turn the technology revolution to your advantage, and why all visibility apps are not equal
Winning in a digital world: How to turn the technology revolution to your advantage, and why all visibility apps are not equal

Freight brokers have two customers:  the beneficial owner of the freight, and the owner of the truck moving the load.  Both have the same desires: give me real-time visibility into an available load or shipment in transit, be process efficient and technology-friendly, and support my carriers and customers. Technology is the key. But, not all technologies functions are built the…

Tips on Using Trucker Tools’ Driver App To Make Your Owner-Operator or Small Trucking Business More Profitable
Tips on Using Trucker Tools’ Driver App To Make Your Owner-Operator or Small Trucking Business More Profitable

This blog is inspired by our recent conversation with owner-operator Tamara Brock. Tamara talked to us about how she uses Trucker Tools’ driver app to simplify her life on the road and increase her drive time. She had so many great ideas about using Trucker Tools’ driver app to work more efficiently that we wanted to unpack a few of…

Trucker Tools’ Driver App Delivers More Than One-Trick Pony Tracking Apps
Trucker Tools’ Driver App Delivers More Than One-Trick Pony Tracking Apps

If you’re an owner-operator or trucking company owner, you’re already familiar with one-trick pony tracking apps. One-trick pony apps are the apps that your shipper and broker customers ask you to use for tracking freight. They often don’t work and instead of making things more efficient, they leave you or your staff members with more work to do, not less.…

Integration Partner Highlight: Rise Up with Ascend TMS
Integration Partner Highlight: Rise Up with Ascend TMS

AscendTMS has the highest number of active users of any TMS in the world, making it the world’s most popular TMS software. With good reason. AscendTMS is a cloud-based TMS that requires no IT staff, installations, hardware or contracts. It’s suitable for businesses of any scale, from start-ups to established brokers, 3PLs and shippers. AscendTMS offers dispatch control, document management,…

Satisfy Your Shippers Visibility Needs with the Trucker Tools App
Satisfy Your Shippers Visibility Needs with the Trucker Tools App

When a shipper tells you that you need to use a specific load tracking mobile app with their freight, you probably think your only option is to push the app onto your carriers, knowing they don’t want to use it. We have good news! The truth is that you do have other options. What your shipper cares about most is…

Carriers: Instead of Adopting New Tracking Technology for Every Load, Encourage Partners To Use Tech That Works for You
Carriers: Instead of Adopting New Tracking Technology for Every Load, Encourage Partners To Use Tech That Works for You

Life as a trucker means constantly balancing competing demands for your attention and time. As broker, 3PL and shipper partners have become more insistent on tracking freight loads more closely, the pressure you feel as an owner-operator or carrier to use freight tracking technologies in everyday operations has continually ratcheted up. Most broker, shipper and 3PL partners want you to…

Monthly Link Round-Up: Syfan’s High Tracking Compliance Success, Raising Your Shipper Service Game and How To Reduce Your Cost Per Load
Monthly Link Round-Up: Syfan’s High Tracking Compliance Success, Raising Your Shipper Service Game and How To Reduce Your Cost Per Load

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out these summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. In the round-up for September, discover how brokers and logistics providers are more than doubling their tracking compliance success rates and raising their efficiency with Trucker Tools’ visibility solution. You’ll also find out how to raise…

Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Provides Transparency for Truckers
Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Provides Transparency for Truckers

As an owner-operator or small trucking company, it’s likely that your broker/shipper partners ask you to use specific freight tracking software when you haul their loads. You may be asked to share your location information with brokers and others through your smartphone with a freight-tracking app or by sharing the location data collected by your ELD. Most truckers and carriers…

Brokers: Understanding ELDs, Tracking-Only Apps and the Real-time Visibility Offered by Trucker Tools’ Driver App
Brokers: Understanding ELDs, Tracking-Only Apps and the Real-time Visibility Offered by Trucker Tools’ Driver App

As the need for visibility has become more intense, the methods for tracking freight have expanded. Brokers and 3PLs may request access to location data captured by a truck’s ELD for the purpose of tracking freight. Freight brokers also may be asked to use a shipper’s proprietary freight tracking software or single-function tracking-only app. A third option is the Trucker…

Build Trust with Carriers, Satisfy Shippers with Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution
Build Trust with Carriers, Satisfy Shippers with Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution

If you want to increase freight visibility for your brokerage or logistics company, this blog post is for you. In this post, we discuss how choosing a visibility technology that carriers trust and that integrates with your shipper’s preferred load tracking technology can strengthen relationships with both. Instead of passively accepting the low tracking compliance success rate of your shipper’s…

Is 30 to 40 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Good Enough for Your Brokerage/3PL Business?
Is 30 to 40 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Good Enough for Your Brokerage/3PL Business?

It’s a question worth asking, especially given the competitive nature of the freight brokerage and third-party logistics markets. If you want to outpace your competition, an average visibility rate just won’t do. Let’s face it: shippers are more likely to do repeat business with partners who can provide accurate, continuous freight visibility. When shippers have visibility for their shipments, they…

How Trucker Tools’ Driver App is Simplifying Life on the Road for One Trucker, Tamara Brock
How Trucker Tools’ Driver App is Simplifying Life on the Road for One Trucker, Tamara Brock

Owner-operator Tamara Brock has been a trucker for five years. She works for LTI Trucking Service, based in St. Louis, Mo., hauling primarily reefer and frozen freight in a region stretching from Texas to Pennsylvania. Trucker Tools recently spoke with Tamara about why she uses Trucker Tools’ free driver app, how it simplifies her life on the road and her…

Trucker Tools Carrier Dispatch Tip: Use Smart Capacity To Find Quality Loads
Trucker Tools Carrier Dispatch Tip: Use Smart Capacity To Find Quality Loads

This series of blogs, Smart Capacity Carrier Tips, provides practical guidance for dispatchers on using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Smart Capacity’s Data Aggregation Drives Efficiency For carrier dispatchers, having access to real-time information on available freight loads and available trucks in a single platform can be a major time-saver. Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity…

Trucker Tools Broker Tip: Automate, Streamline Manual Processes with Smart Capacity
Trucker Tools Broker Tip: Automate, Streamline Manual Processes with Smart Capacity

This series of blogs, Smart Capacity Broker Tips, provides practical guidance for freight brokers and logistics companies on using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Time to read: five minutes. When choosing the technology to use in your brokerage’s day-to-day operations, a solution’s ability to streamline manual tasks should be at the top of the…

Integration Partner Highlight: Award-Winning, Web-Based TMS Provider Tailwind
Integration Partner Highlight: Award-Winning, Web-Based TMS Provider Tailwind

Tailwind Transportation Software provides small and mid-sized trucking companies, freight brokerages and third-party logistics providers with an all-in-one cloud-based transportation management system that centralizes data entry and storage. Tailwind’s TMS is built on a monthly-subscription model and includes robust support, including online training, instructional videos and in-app support. Customers can choose from Tailwind’s standard, pro and enterprise TMS versions according…

Genpro Leveraging Trucker Tools Partnership To Increase Capacity Volume, Grow Carrier Networks and Boost Efficiency
Genpro Leveraging Trucker Tools Partnership To Increase Capacity Volume, Grow Carrier Networks and Boost Efficiency

For the last 30 years, freight brokerage and logistics service provider Genpro has been providing integrated shipper and carrier solutions to food producers, retailers, distributors, wholesalers and other manufacturers in the U.S. domestic market. Genpro’s flexible model lets shippers and carriers partner with Genpro in a meaningful way and drive true value to its operations and supply chain. In a…

Join Trucker Tools at the 2019 Trimble/TWM Systems in.sight User Conference + Expo
Join Trucker Tools at the 2019 Trimble/TWM Systems in.sight User Conference + Expo

On September 15-18, the Trucker Tools team will be in attendance at the 2019 in.sight User Conference + Expo in Houston, Texas, hosted by TMW Systems and its parent company, Trimble. The expo brings together transportation industry professionals and users of TMW Systems’ software from across the country. Expo attendees are invited to attend more than 350 educational sessions and…

Raise Your Shipper Service Offerings During Peak Shipping Season with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity
Raise Your Shipper Service Offerings During Peak Shipping Season with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity

Autumn is here and for the transportation industry, that means that peak shipping season is in full swing! During the months of August, September, and October, most companies’ sales are on the rise as consumers prepare for the start of the school year and the upcoming winter holidays. As a result, rates and overall freight volume are usually at their…

How Choptank Scores 97% Load Tracking Accuracy & 20% Greater Efficiency With Trucker Tools
How Choptank Scores 97% Load Tracking Accuracy & 20% Greater Efficiency With Trucker Tools

Read time: 15 min Double your tracking compliance, guaranteed! Otherwise, the month is on us. Watch this recording of our webinar on our recent case study with Choptank Transport. Choptank Transport is leveraging Trucker Tools’ real-time data to increase its carrier adoption of tracking technology, freight location accuracy, continuous freight tracking, and operational efficiency. Learn how Choptank: Gained full load…

How Tracking Key Efficiency Metrics Can Improve Your Brokerage’s Bottom Line
How Tracking Key Efficiency Metrics Can Improve Your Brokerage’s Bottom Line

Today, even small and mid-sized freight brokerage and logistics firms have access to powerful data streams that can provide valuable insight into how your business operates and performs. Analyzing metrics such as shipping accuracy, average dwell time and manual check-call/load rates provides insight into what your business is doing well and where it can improve. Understanding efficiency metrics can help…

Trucker Appreciation Week 2019: Thank You, Truckers!
Trucker Appreciation Week 2019: Thank You, Truckers!

This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is here! This week, Sept. 8-14, Trucker Tools and many others in the transportation industry and beyond are honoring professional truck drivers across this country. We’re saying a big thank you for all that you do, day in and day out. Thank you for making sure we have food on our tables every…

How Carriers Can Plant Seeds Now for Success in the 2020 Produce Season
How Carriers Can Plant Seeds Now for Success in the 2020 Produce Season

The 2019 produce season saw reduced freight markets due to severe weather and an increase in capacity, which kept freight rates lower than they were in 2018. Though rates have not been as high as last year, overall freight volume increased for the 2019 produce season. With multiple forces at work shaping the ebb and flow of the freight market,…

Learn How Your Brokerage Can Succeed in the New World of Digital Freight Management — at CSCMP’s EDGE 2019
Learn How Your Brokerage Can Succeed in the New World of Digital Freight Management — at CSCMP’s EDGE 2019

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is hosting its EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition September 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Trucker Tools will be in attendance at this premier industry event that includes more than 30 hours of educational content, 150+ exhibitors and more than 25 hours of networking with more than 3,000…

How Syfan Logistics achieved an average of 84% tracking compliance
How Syfan Logistics achieved an average of 84% tracking compliance

Company Snapshot: Syfan Logistics is a comprehensive third-party logistics (3PL) company that provides freight capacity, expedited delivery, freight management, and brokerage services to several industries Expertise in Foodstuffs Delivery – well-versed in hauling deadline-sensitive, perishable food products. Syfan owns its own fleet of over-the-road Syfan Transport trucks and trailers Client Challenges: How to provide accurate, start-to-finish freight visibility to shippers…

Monthly Link Round-Up: Trucker Tools’ Winning Visibility Solution, McLeod Software Partnership and the Power of API-based Tech at GATS 2019
Monthly Link Round-Up: Trucker Tools’ Winning Visibility Solution, McLeod Software Partnership and the Power of API-based Tech at GATS 2019

In our monthly link round-up, combat fear of missing out by checking out summaries of Trucker Tools’ top blogs from the last month. In this round-up, learn how achieving continuous, accurate freight visibility can be a win for all segments of the transportation industry, from brokers and 3PLs to shippers, carriers, and consumers. In our partner highlight feature, you can…

Talking Logistics: How Syfan Achieved an Average of 84% Tracking Compliance With Trucker Tools
Talking Logistics: How Syfan Achieved an Average of 84% Tracking Compliance With Trucker Tools

Freight visibility is a must-have for brokers and 3PLs due to the more stringent expectations of shippers. Shippers expect to know where their load is at all times. Providing timely and accurate information to shippers is very important for brokers in order to stay ahead of the competition. Syfan Logistics faced significant challenges in providing accurate, start to finish freight…

Simplify Life on the Road with Trucker Tools — at the 2019 Great American Trucking Show
Simplify Life on the Road with Trucker Tools — at the 2019 Great American Trucking Show

The countdown is on! The 2019 Great American Trucking Show is fast approaching and we couldn’t be happier. On Aug. 22-24, we’ll be joining trucking professionals and vendors from all over the world for GATS’ 20th-anniversary meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Trucker Tools team looks forward to GATS every year because it’s an event that is made for and celebrates…

Partner Highlight, A Leader in Innovation: McLeod Software
Partner Highlight, A Leader in Innovation: McLeod Software

For the last 34 years, McLeod Software has led the way in creating intelligent software solutions for the transportation industry. With an emphasis on leveraging the power of sophisticated technology, McLeod Software’s solutions have helped transform the business operations of trucking, freight brokerage, third-party logistics and shippers across the country. The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its…

How Syfan Logistics Increased Accurate Pick-Up and Delivery Confirmation by 50 Percent, Reduced Check-Calls by 30 Percent with Trucker Tool’s Driver App
How Syfan Logistics Increased Accurate Pick-Up and Delivery Confirmation by 50 Percent, Reduced Check-Calls by 30 Percent with Trucker Tool’s Driver App

Providing accurate and continuous visibility data to shippers is vital to third-party logistics providers and freight brokerages who want to stay ahead of their competitors. Trustworthy visibility data helps both segments of the transportation market provide precise ETAs to shippers. Reliable tracking information also allows 3PLs and brokers to be proactive in resolving shipping exceptions, unforeseen delays and other barriers…

How Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution Increases Efficiency, Strengthens Relationships for Shippers, Carriers, and Brokers
How Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution Increases Efficiency, Strengthens Relationships for Shippers, Carriers, and Brokers

Freight visibility/tracking can benefit shippers, carriers, and brokers by optimizing operations for efficiency and building positive business relationships. Though freight visibility can benefit all segments of the supply chain, it’s still a target that is often missed. Most visibility solutions are plagued by low carrier adoption rates, lack of transparency, limited functionality and incorrect location data. Unlike many freight tracking…

Trucker Tools Hosts Free Trucker Appreciation BBQ on July 17 in Ashland, VA
Trucker Tools Hosts Free Trucker Appreciation BBQ on July 17 in Ashland, VA

Truckers are the backbone of the American trucking, an industry that generated $800 billion in revenue in the U.S. economy in 2018. They haul approximately 10.5 billion tons of freight each year and move 70 percent of all goods that are transported within the United States. Each year, a trucker drives about 125,000 miles and spends an average of more…

How Trucker Tools’ Book It Now Increases Efficiency for Owner-operators and Carriers
How Trucker Tools’ Book It Now Increases Efficiency for Owner-operators and Carriers

Efficiency is everything when you’re an owner-operator or small freight carrier. But carriers and owner-operators have a lot to contend with in their day-to-day operations, including weather, traffic, detention, fuel stops, multiple drops, load booking, DOT hours-of-service rules, maintenance, multiple brokers/shippers and lots more. Multi-feature tools such as Trucker Tools’ driver app can help owner-operators and carriers streamline their daily…

Accurate, Automated Freight Tracking with Trucker Tools
Accurate, Automated Freight Tracking with Trucker Tools

Load Tracking is one of the 16 trucker-centric tools included in the Trucker Tools driver app. It is also a feature in Smart Capacity, Trucker Tools’ real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform for brokers, fleet dispatchers, and third-party logistics (3PL) providers. In simple terms, Trucker Tools’ load tracking allows brokers and 3PLs to track the location of their loads…

Trucker Tools Integration with MercuryGate TMS
Trucker Tools Integration with MercuryGate TMS

At Trucker Tools, we understand just how powerful data can be when it is shared across software systems and platforms. Real-time data exchange can increase the efficiency of daily operations, provide customers with highly accurate freight tracking information and help connect brokers and 3PLs with available capacity. That is why Trucker Tools forms partnership relationships with other service and software…

How Choptank Achieves 97 Percent Tracking Accuracy with Carrier-centric Solution
How Choptank Achieves 97 Percent Tracking Accuracy with Carrier-centric Solution

In this age of two-day home delivery and automated delivery notifications, customers expect visibility throughout the supply chain. Whether it’s the shipper, distributor or consumer, everyone expects to be able to track the progress of their freight, purchase or package. As a result, freight visibility (freight tracking) has become an absolute must-have service offering for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Many 3PLs,…

How Choptank Achieves 97% tracking accuracy with carrier-centric solution
How Choptank Achieves 97% tracking accuracy with carrier-centric solution

In this age of two-day home delivery and automated delivery notifications, customers expect visibility throughout the supply chain. Whether it’s the shipper, distributor or consumer, everyone expects to be able to track the progress of their freight, purchase or package. As a result, freight visibility (freight tracking) has become an absolute must-have service offering for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Many 3PLs,…

How Brokers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder — with Smart Capacity

Living and working in the age of Big Data comes with its own specific challenges. For brokers, one of the greatest challenges is getting available capacity and tracking/visibility information in a matter of seconds instead of hours. The ability to exchange real-time, accurate information with truckers can be the difference between seeing an increase or decrease in revenue for a…

How Brokers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder — With Smart Capacity
How Brokers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder — With Smart Capacity

Living and working in the age of Big Data comes with its own specific challenges. For brokers, one of the greatest challenges is getting available capacity and tracking/visibility information in a matter of seconds instead of hours. The ability to exchange real-time, accurate information with truckers can be the difference between seeing an increase or decrease in revenue for a…

Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers
Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers

Even if you are relatively new to the transportation industry, you have probably heard a lot about detention. Detention is when a trucker spends more time than expected at a shipper or receiver’s location waiting to load or unload freight. Why does detention occur? It can happen for a number of reasons on the shipper/receiver’s end, including inadequate staffing, overscheduling…

Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers
Detention Strategies for Owner-operators and Small Carriers

Even if you are relatively new to the transportation industry, you have probably heard a lot about detention. Detention is when a trucker spends more time than expected at a shipper or receiver’s location waiting to load or unload freight. Why does detention occur? It can happen for a number of reasons on the shipper/receiver’s end, including inadequate staffing, overscheduling…

Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a Reliable, Sustainable Capacity Network; Challenges, Strategies and Best Practices
Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a Reliable, Sustainable Capacity Network; Challenges, Strategies and Best Practices

Truckload freight capacity is the most highly fragmented, difficult to manage market segment in the transportation industry.  Some 80 percent of available, over-the-road truckload capacity is provided by hundreds of thousands of single-truck owner-operators and “micro-carriers” with 9 trucks or less. It’s a market ripe for new digital collaboration technologies – particularly mobile smart-phone based tools and platforms — that can…

Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a reliable, sustainable capacity network; challenges, strategies and best practices
Talking Logistics Webinar: The Micro-Carrier Challenge – Building a reliable, sustainable capacity network; challenges, strategies and best practices

Truckload freight capacity is the most highly fragmented, difficult to manage market segment in the transportation industry. Some 80 percent of available, over-the-road truckload capacity is provided by hundreds of thousands of single-truck owner-operators and “micro-carriers” with 9 trucks or less. In this webinar Choptank’s Geoff Turner and Trucker Tools’ Prasad Gollapalli speak about challenges, strategies and best practices for successful brokers and carriers.

How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue
How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue

Finding convenient and available parking is a significant problem for truckers. In a recent study, parking was ranked as the second-highest concern that truckers have today and as their number one cause of stress on the job. When truckers are unable to find parking, it increases the likelihood that they will violate hours of service limits, which becomes a safety…

How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue
How Inadequate Parking Affects Trucker Safety and Revenue

Finding convenient and available parking is a significant problem for truckers. In a recent study, parking was ranked as the second highest concern that truckers have today and as their number one cause of stress on the job. When truckers are unable to find parking, it increases the likelihood that they will violate hours of service limits, which becomes a…

Tax Season is upon us
Tax Season is upon us

Tax season is upon us! If that statement makes you feel a creeping dread, you’re not alone. Preparing for tax filing and the filing itself can be stressful for both owner-operators and small trucking companies. Tax filing is a sort of reckoning of finances for the year and it’s something that every business owner must deal with.  Establishing Good Habits…

Getting Ready for a Busy Spring and Summer — On the Road
Getting Ready for a Busy Spring and Summer — On the Road

For most of us in the United States, spring has either just arrived or it’s looming on the horizon. As the days grow longer, temperatures rise and roads become easier to navigate, business for owner-operators and small carriers tends to increase significantly. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for a busy and profitable spring and summer. Maintenance…

Getting Ready for a Busy Spring & Summer — On the Road
Getting Ready for a Busy Spring & Summer — On the Road

For most of us in the United States, spring has either just arrived or it’s looming on the horizon. As the days grow longer, temperatures rise and roads become easier to navigate, business for owner-operators and small carriers tends to increase significantly. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for a busy and profitable spring and summer. Maintenance…

MATS : The Must Attend Trucking Event
MATS : The Must Attend Trucking Event

If you’re in the trucking business, you’ve probably heard of The Mid-America Trucking Show or MATS for short, which began in the 1970s. Since then, it’s become one of the most important events of the year for truckers. It is a three-day conference for owner-operators and carriers that brings together brokers, shippers, 3PLs, truckers, owner-operators and vendors from all over…

MATS – The Must Attend Trucking Event for 2019
MATS – The Must Attend Trucking Event for 2019

If you’re in the trucking business, you’ve probably heard of The Mid-America Trucking Show or MATS for short, which began in the 1970s. Since then, it’s become one of the most important events of the year for truckers. It is a three-day conference for owner-operators and carriers that brings together brokers, shippers, 3PLs, truckers, owner-operators and vendors from all over…

The ugly truth about detention – and the opportunity
The ugly truth about detention – and the opportunity

The capacity crunch of 2018 shined an unforgiving light on the issue of detention – making drivers wait excessively for their trucks to be loaded or unloaded at shipping docks.  The ugly truth – poor planning practices by shippers increased anxiety with an already stressed-out driver community, created unnecessary inefficiencies and extra costs, and left badly-needed capacity sitting idle for…

The Ugly Truth About Detention – and the Opportunity
The Ugly Truth About Detention – and the Opportunity

The capacity crunch of 2018 shined an unforgiving light on the issue of detention – making drivers wait excessively for their trucks to be loaded or unloaded at shipping docks.  The ugly truth – poor planning practices by shippers increased anxiety with an already stressed-out driver community, created unnecessary inefficiencies and extra costs, and left badly-needed capacity sitting idle for…