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How Trucker Tools Empowers Brokers and 3PLs To Grow

How Trucker Tools Empowers Brokers and 3PLs To Grow

When freight volume surges and available capacity can’t match volume, it can be very difficult to grow your freight broker or logistics business — unless you harness the power of technology like Trucker Tools’. With freight volumes at all-time highs and many drivers getting their own MC numbers to take advantage of spot market rates, we’re in exactly that situation…

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How To Use Digital Tools To Deliver Value to Carriers and Shippers

How To Use Digital Tools To Deliver Value to Carriers and Shippers

As a freight broker business or third-party logistics provider, you’re the “middleman” between shippers and carriers. You really have two customers in shippers and carriers. You’re simultaneously working to find trucks to move your shippers loads, while trying to cultivate good working relationships with carriers and owner operators to move those loads today and in the future. It’s no secret…

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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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