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Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Southwestern Ontario, Medford, Tucson and Rapid City Expected To Be Best Markets for Truckers Over Next Week

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Southwestern Ontario, Medford, Tucson and Rapid City Expected To Be Best Markets for Truckers Over Next Week

High volumes of imported goods from China, record-breaking home construction and the rebounding manufacturing sector continue to fuel demand for flatbed truck capacity across North America. That’s why you’ll see in today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?” that four of the five hottest markets for truckers in the coming week will be flatbed markets. Over the next five to seven…

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Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, St. Louis, Tucson, Southwestern Ontario and Medford Projected To Be Hottest Markets for Truckers in Coming Week

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, St. Louis, Tucson, Southwestern Ontario and Medford Projected To Be Hottest Markets for Truckers in Coming Week

In this your Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll gain an advantage over your competitors with insights into which markets are likely to be hot and cold over the next five to seven day period. According to the most recent data from Trucker Tools’ software platforms, flatbed and reefer remain red hot, which is why you’ll see…

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Female Leaders in Transportation: Lasonja Gadson, Owner Operator

Female Leaders in Transportation: Lasonja Gadson, Owner Operator

During the entire month of March, Trucker Tools is bringing you the stories of women from across the transportation industry, from company drivers and owner operators to executives and transportation entrepreneurs. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting women who are literally making history, paving the way for other women inside and outside the transportation industry. We recently spoke with…

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Level Up Your Trucking Business: Four Income Tax Pitfalls To Avoid as an Owner Operator

Level Up Your Trucking Business: Four Income Tax Pitfalls To Avoid as an Owner Operator

In this Level Up Your Trucking Business blog series, we’re providing you with tips and best practices for running an owner operator business that is profitable and self-sustaining. We recently spoke with Barry Fowler, president and founder of Trucker Tax Tools, to learn more about some of the most common financial mistakes that owner operators make with bookkeeping, taxes and…

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Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Jacksonville, St. Louis and Southwestern Ontario Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers This Week

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Jacksonville, St. Louis and Southwestern Ontario Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers This Week

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and federal stimulus payments are contributing to elevated consumer demand for durable goods, including items such as home furnishings, clothing and electronics. On Saturday, FreightWaves reported that consumers spent 22 percent more on goods in January and 17 percent more on goods in February when compared with 2020. At the national level, demand for flatbed capacity…

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Scaling Your Technology Up to Enhance Customer Engagement

Scaling Your Technology Up to Enhance Customer Engagement

The goal: secure capacity faster, reduce trucker downtime, cut costs, improve carrier engagement, and raise the service bar. GlobalTranz was among the industry’s first to recognize and act on the potential for digitizing the freight brokerage model. They’ve built leading-edge solutions, and engaged with strategic best of breed partners, to continually improve their technology offering – driving ongoing benefits to…

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Five Essential Things You Need To Succeed in Logistics

Five Essential Things You Need To Succeed in Logistics

In a recent research report, 80 percent of the supply chain companies surveyed reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their businesses. If you’re like most logistics and brokerage businesses, you’re trying to adapt to a new normal in which resiliency and the ability to anticipate and recover from market disruptions are mandatory. While many of…

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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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Begin Your Technology Journey Here: How Axle Logistics Is Using Its Tech Strategy To Create a Next-Gen Logistics Company

Begin Your Technology Journey Here: How Axle Logistics Is Using Its Tech Strategy To Create a Next-Gen Logistics Company

In a recent webinar co-hosted by FreightWaves and Trucker Tools, Axle Logistics’ Vice President of Logistics Shawn McLeod spoke with Trucker Tools’ CEO and Founder Prasad Gollapalli about the company’s strategic approach to technology innovation and implementation. The webinar, entitled Ultimate Tips on Where To Start Your Technology Voyage, centered on the processes and tools that Axle Logistics uses to…

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Female Leaders in Transportation: Tamara Brock, Owner and Founder of Brock Logistics

Female Leaders in Transportation: Tamara Brock, Owner and Founder of Brock Logistics

During the month of March, Trucker Tools is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day by introducing you to women leading the way in the transportation industry. We’re interviewing female company drivers, owner operators, entrepreneurs, brokers, 3PL owners, executives and directors to learn more about their careers in transportation, their challenges and where they turn for support and inspiration.…

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