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The Five Most Popular Tools in the Trucker Tools App

The Five Most Popular Tools in the Trucker Tools App

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

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Four Surprising Results from Trucker Tools’ Recent Carrier Technology Survey

Four Surprising Results from Trucker Tools’ Recent Carrier Technology Survey

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

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

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

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

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How To Avoid Freight Fraud and Load Board Scams

How To Avoid Freight Fraud and Load Board Scams

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

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Where’s the Freight? Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City Projected To Be Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers Over Next Week

Where’s the Freight? Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City Projected To Be Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers Over Next Week

Welcome to your mid-week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” a free market report that tells you which markets will be the most and least profitable over the next five to seven day period. In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll notice that dry van continues to dominate our Top Five Hottest Markets list, claiming four of the…

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Where’s the Freight? Dallas, Jefferson City, Allentown, Chicago and Spokane Projected To Be Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers in the Coming week

Where’s the Freight? Dallas, Jefferson City, Allentown, Chicago and Spokane Projected To Be Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers in the Coming week

Welcome to the Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” your go-to source for info on where demand for specific types of capacity will be high and low in the coming week. As we head into the second full week of June, dry van continues to dominate, with dry van markets claiming all five spots in our today’s Top…

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Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Capacity for St. Louis, Dallas, New Brunswick, Jefferson City and Cleveland This Week

Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Capacity for St. Louis, Dallas, New Brunswick, Jefferson City and Cleveland This Week

It’s Friday! That means a brand new edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” your place for finding out where demand for capacity will be high and low over the next five to seven days.   According to FTR, the total number of truck loads in the U.S. is projected to be up eight percent this year as a whole, with…

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Where’s the Freight? Miami, St. Louis, New Brunswick, Jefferson City and Brooklyn Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers in Coming Week

Where’s the Freight? Miami, St. Louis, New Brunswick, Jefferson City and Brooklyn Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers in Coming Week

According to a report released yesterday, transportation capacity tightened even further during the month of May. While this doesn’t come as a huge surprise if you’re in trucking, it’s notable that the report predicts that tight capacity and higher rates are likely to continue for at least the next year.  In this mid-week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,”…

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Where’s the Freight? Miami, St. Louis, San Diego, San Antonio and Columbus Best Markets for Truckers/Carriers This Week

Where’s the Freight? Miami, St. Louis, San Diego, San Antonio and Columbus Best Markets for Truckers/Carriers This Week

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” a free market report from Trucker Tools that tells you where demand for specific types of truck capacity will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven days. With this information, you can make better business decision on loads, avoiding loads where backhauls are projected to be low-paying and…

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