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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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Don’t Leave Money on the Table: How Inefficiency Is Secretly Hurting Your Freight Broker Business

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: How Inefficiency Is Secretly Hurting Your Freight Broker Business

According to market research company IDC, inefficiency costs businesses 20 to 30 percent of their revenue each year. If you use manual tasks (i.e. check calls, manual truck searches, emails/phone calls to finalize truck bookings) in your business, you may be unnecessarily reducing your profits by up to 20 or 30 percent. Inefficiency within your operations also impacts your ability…

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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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Three Ways To Increase Productivity Using Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching with McLeod’s PowerBroker TMS

Three Ways To Increase Productivity Using Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching with McLeod’s PowerBroker TMS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, productivity increases have allowed the United States business sector to produce nine times more goods and services since 1947 with little increase in the number of hours worked. In your freight broker or 3PL business, increasing productivity offers you the same value proposition. Raising productivity offers you a chance to increase your volume…

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Trinity Logistics Finds Trucks Faster, Expands Capacity Options and Streamlines Load Booking Process with Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching and Book It Now®

Trinity Logistics Finds Trucks Faster, Expands Capacity Options and Streamlines Load Booking Process with Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching and Book It Now®

Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book It Now® offer freight brokers and logistics providers faster, more efficient ways to locate and secure trucks, which is especially important in a competitive capacity environment like the current one. These ground-breaking technologies offer a clear pathway to greater efficiency and cost reductions by simplifying employee workflows and increasing the speed with which…

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How Trinity Logistics Uses Trucker Tools’ Tech To Engage and Retain Carriers

How Trinity Logistics Uses Trucker Tools’ Tech To Engage and Retain Carriers

Hayley Dobson, Trinity Logistics’ Group Vice President, recently spoke to Trucker Tools’ Founder and CEO Prasad Gollapalli about how the company is using Trucker Tools’ technology to simplify communications with carriers and provide them with a streamlined technology experience. The conversation, which was part of a webinar entitled “How Trinity Logistics Engages Carriers Through Technology To Build Its Network,” illustrates…

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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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