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Five Productivity Tips for Brokers and 3PLs

Five Productivity Tips for Brokers and 3PLs

Increasing the efficiency of your operations boosts the overall productivity of your freight brokerage or logistics business. When you increase productivity, you can raise your profits margins and/or increase the volume of freight you move. Raising productivity also can ultimately benefit the shippers and carriers with whom you work. When you are able to do things such as share information…

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Trucker Tools’ Driver App: Keeping You Moving and Making Money During the Pandemic

Trucker Tools’ Driver App: Keeping You Moving and Making Money During the Pandemic

Trucker Tools recently surveyed truckers like you to find out more about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting you and your livelihood. We conducted the same survey back in April at the beginning of the pandemic. The truckers we surveyed recently say that they continue to struggle with reduced income, reduced hours at truck stops, extended detention time, increased restrictions…

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Where Rates and Demand Will Rise in the Next Week: Lexington, St. Louis, Cheyenne and Chicago

Where Rates and Demand Will Rise in the Next Week: Lexington, St. Louis, Cheyenne and Chicago

If you’re looking for information on where to go for the highest rates, you’ve found it! Trucker Tools’ Market Index Report uses information from our driver app, broker software platforms and other sources to predict where rates and demand will be highest and lowest in the coming week. Unlike many rate/demand prediction tools, our Market Index Report is free for…

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Top 10 Tools for Truckers

Top 10 Tools for Truckers

As a trucker, you do more than drive a truck and trailer. You also have to be a smart businessperson. You have to find loads, track loads for brokers, manage your expenses, navigate traffic and weather, deal with damaged or lost freight, find parking and lots more. Having the right tools on hand helps you manage all of these responsibilities,…

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Lubbock Flatbed, Norfolk Reefer and Twin Falls Power Only the Hottest Markets for Truckers in the Coming Week

Lubbock Flatbed, Norfolk Reefer and Twin Falls Power Only the Hottest Markets for Truckers in the Coming Week

January is traditionally a slow month for freight, following the Christmas and New Year holidays. This year, however, may be a bit different given the events of 2020 and the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Rates and demand have cooled slightly, but not by as much as in previous Januarys. Outbound tender volumes remain relatively high. Today’s Trucker Tools Market Index Report…

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Norfolk Reefer, Jonesboro Flatbed and Charleston Power Only Among Hottest Markets for Truckers/Carriers

Norfolk Reefer, Jonesboro Flatbed and Charleston Power Only Among Hottest Markets for Truckers/Carriers

Happy New Year! As we turn the page on 2020 and enter our first week of the new year, Trucker Tools Market Index shows sustained demand for all types of capacity, but especially high demand for reefer. Outbound reefer tender rejection rates peaked at approximately 46 percent just before Christmas, and last week reefer rejection rates in some areas hit…

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How small brokers can punch above their weight – and level the brokerage playing field

How small brokers can punch above their weight – and level the brokerage playing field

Recently Prasad Gollapalli from Trucker Tools and Adrian Gonzalez from Adelante met to talk about: A recent survey of truckload carriers on the Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App, and what they identify as services, features and functions from brokers most important to them How today’s technologies can help small to mid-sized brokers punch above their weight and compete with the…

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