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Four Produce-Hauling Tips for Reefer Drivers

Four Produce-Hauling Tips for Reefer Drivers

It’s March, which means produce season is kicking off in southern Florida and Texas. At the same time, produce imports are flowing into the country across the border from Mexico right now and reefer capacity continues to be in high demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless to say, it’s a good time to be a reefer driver. Trucker Tools…

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Level Up Your Trucking Business: 10 Ways Trucker Tools Helps You Save Time on the Road

Level Up Your Trucking Business: 10 Ways Trucker Tools Helps You Save Time on the Road

There are lots of things that can chew up your time and negatively impact your profit margins as an owner operator. Looking for parking, weigh scales, loads, truck stops and rest areas takes time. So does communicating with brokers by phone, dropping off paperwork, booking loads and reloads, route-planning and calculating your axle weights. Having the information you need instantly…

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Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity to/from Edmonton, Rapid City, San Diego, Texarkana and Southwestern Ontario

Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity to/from Edmonton, Rapid City, San Diego, Texarkana and Southwestern Ontario

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” a three-times-a-week market report that tells you where demand/rates will be highest and lowest in the coming week. In today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” one reefer market north of the border claims the top spot in our projected Top Five Hottest Markets list, while two Midwestern markets…

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Online Mentoring Group Lends Helping Hand to New Owner Operators

Online Mentoring Group Lends Helping Hand to New Owner Operators

According to FMCSA data released last week, approximately 51,000 motor carriers have already received common or contract carrier authority through June of 2021, nearly matching 2020’s record of 59,000 motor carriers. According to the same data, most of the applicants were one or two-truck businesses and were primarily company drivers transitioning to owner operator status. As most seasoned owner operators…

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Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity This Week for Texarkana, San Diego, Flagstaff, Rapid City and Jonesboro

Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity This Week for Texarkana, San Diego, Flagstaff, Rapid City and Jonesboro

Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report that predicts which markets will be the most and least profitable in the coming week. With this information, you can make better decisions on loads and maximize your profit margins as an owner operator or carrier. In this Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Texarkana, Texas,…

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Five Things Truckers Should Never Do

Five Things Truckers Should Never Do

We love talking to truckers like you from all over the country to learn about your tips and tricks for staying happy, healthy, safe and profitable on the road. Throughout the year, we interview dozens of company drivers, owner operators and carriers to understand what’s working for you and what’s not, and about how you deal with life on the…

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Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Capacity To/From San Diego, Texarkana, Flagstaff, El Paso and Rapid City This Week

Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Capacity To/From San Diego, Texarkana, Flagstaff, El Paso and Rapid City This Week

In this Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner operators and carriers, you’ll discover where demand and rates are likely to be high and low this week. In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” two Texas locations once again snag spots in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, while demand is projected to heat…

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Where’s the Freight? Jonesboro, San Diego, El Paso, Texarkana and Rapid City Top Markets for Owner Operators and Carriers in Coming Week

Where’s the Freight? Jonesboro, San Diego, El Paso, Texarkana and Rapid City Top Markets for Owner Operators and Carriers in Coming Week

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to your Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ three-times-a-week free market report for owner operators and carriers. “Where’s the Freight?” tells you where demand and rates are likely to be high, low, increasing and decreasing in the coming week. In today’s market report, you’ll notice that two Texas markets appear in our Top…

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Level Up Your Trucking Business: Five Things To Consider When Transitioning to Owner Operator Status

Level Up Your Trucking Business: Five Things To Consider When Transitioning to Owner Operator Status

As the recovery from the initial COVID-19 outbreak has progressed, owner operator income has spiked, which is, in part, why so many truckers are making the move from company driver to owner operator. In 2020, the FMCSA granted common authority to approximately 58,0000 asset-based motor carriers, a 36 percent increase over 2019. If you’re in that camp and currently are…

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