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Level Up Your Trucking Business: How To Calculate Fuel Costs on Specific Lanes and Loads

Level Up Your Trucking Business: How To Calculate Fuel Costs on Specific Lanes and Loads

In this series of blog posts, Level Up Your Trucking Business, we’re providing you and other owner operators/small carriers with tips for creating a self-sustaining, profitable trucking business. The recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, which provides the East Coast with 45 percent of its diesel, petrol and jet fuel, has increased fuel prices and caused shortages across the Southeast.…

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Where’s the Freight? Miami, San Antonio, Columbus and Brooklyn Dry Van Markets, Portland Reefer Market Expected To Be Most Profitable for Truckers, Carriers in Coming Week

Where’s the Freight? Miami, San Antonio, Columbus and Brooklyn Dry Van Markets, Portland Reefer Market Expected To Be Most Profitable for Truckers, Carriers in Coming Week

Happy Friday and welcome to your Memorial Day weekend edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” your place to find out where demand for trucks will be high and low over the coming week.  As we head into Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, demand for trucks, especially spot market dry van, remains high and isn’t expected to…

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Trucker Tools, FreightWaves To Co-Host Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit on June 9

Trucker Tools, FreightWaves To Co-Host Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit on June 9

Join Trucker Tools and FreightWaves on June 9, 2021, for the Small Fleet & Owner Operator Summit! This virtual event for small fleets and owner operators will include presentations, demonstrations, virtual booths, and live interviews from the show. If you’re a new owner operator or carrier interested in building a solid foundation for your business, the 2021 Small Fleet &…

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Where’s the Freight? Miami, Harrisburg, Columbus, San Antonio and Dallas Projected To Be Most Profitable Markets for Truckers This Week

Where’s the Freight? Miami, Harrisburg, Columbus, San Antonio and Dallas Projected To Be Most Profitable Markets for Truckers This Week

Spot market dry van rates were up last week with the biggest jump in pricing occurring in the Southeast, according to JOC. You’ll see that nation-wide rise in demand for dry van reflected in this mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report that tells you where demand for trucks will be highest and lowest over the…

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Where’s the Freight? Miami, Wichita, Houston, New Brunswick and Dallas Projected To Be Highest-Demand Markets This Week

Where’s the Freight? Miami, Wichita, Houston, New Brunswick and Dallas Projected To Be Highest-Demand Markets This Week

In this Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” a three times/week free market report for truckers and carriers, we continue to see West Coast port congestion impact demand and rates. As of today, 21 container ships are anchored and waiting to enter the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and another 16 container ships are expected to…

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Top ELD Providers for Drivers, Carriers and Brokers

Top ELD Providers for Drivers, Carriers and Brokers

It’s always good to have more choices, which is why Trucker Tools has partnered up with leading Electronic Logging Device providers from across the transportation industry. Trucker Tools’ ELD integration partnerships allow truckers to use an ELD device to digitally track loads on Trucker Tools’ load tracking platform. If for some reason a trucker can’t use the Trucker Tools free…

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Where’s the Freight? Demand for Trucks To Increase This Week To/From Savannah, Montreal, Medford, Lexington and Toledo

Where’s the Freight? Demand for Trucks To Increase This Week To/From Savannah, Montreal, Medford, Lexington and Toledo

Welcome to the Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for trucker and carriers. Published every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, “Where’s the Freight?” tells you where demand for specific types of trucks will be high and low, and where demand will be rising and falling over the next week. With hundreds of brokers/3PLs booking trucks on…

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Results from Trucker Tools’ Recent Truck Parking Survey

Results from Trucker Tools’ Recent Truck Parking Survey

Last week, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to the U.S. DOT imploring the Biden administration to make truck parking a bigger priority in future federal funding and infrastructure plans. The reason why truck parking is such a big issue for truckers is certainly no secret: a 2019 parking study by the American Transportation Research Institute found that…

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