Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book-It-Now® let you ditch load boards and the back-and-forth phone calls and emails with brokers, leaving you more time for making driving and making money. With Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now® and digital freight matching, you have the power to find and book loads with your favorite brokers on your schedule, at times that are convenient for you. The best part? All you need is Trucker Tools’ free driver app. You don’t have to pick up the phone, go to a load board or send an email to find and book a load.
Check out the top 10 reasons to start using Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book-It-Now® today, whether you’re a one-person owner op or the owner of a multi-truck business!
#10 Find Loads Quickly with Digital Freight Matching
Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching feature, included for free in Trucker Tools’ driver app, matches your truck(s) with available loads according to your individual preferences. You can search for loads by location/lane, types of freight, weight, broker name and reload opportunities. Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching shows you the best matches at the top of the list so that you can quickly see the loads that are the best fit for you.
#9 Real Loads in Real-Time
On load boards, the information isn’t updated in real time, which means you’re often looking at stale, outdated data. With Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book-It-Now®, you’re viewing (and booking) live loads in real-time. When a load is booked by a broker on our platform, it is no longer available to you in Trucker Tools’ driver app. That means you’re never wasting time on loads that have already been taken by another trucker.
#8 It’s Free!
The Trucker Tools driver app is free, as are the app’s digital freight matching and Book-It-Now® tools. With load boards, you have to pay a subscription fee for each load board in order to view loads. You may even have to shell out more money to view “premium loads” on load boards. Speaking of free, the driver app includes 17 other free tools and features that help you save time and money, too.
#7 No Phantom Loads or Rates
On load boards, brokers sometimes post “phantom” rates or loads simply to see who they can get interested in loads. After you make initial contact with the broker about a phantom rate or load, they may attempt to negotiate the rate. That won’t be your experience with Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book-It-Now®. The loads and rates you see in Trucker Tools’ driver app are real. Load information is pulled directly from the broker’s transportation management system in real time.
#6 Book-It-Now® Puts You in the Driver Seat
Book-It-Now® turns the load booking process on its head. It puts you in control of the load booking process instead of brokers. Trucker Tools provides you with all the information you need (lane, date, weight, rate, type of freight, broker name and more) about a load so that you can make an informed decision quickly and book the load immediately. Instead of waiting to hear back from a broker about a load, you can book the load and be on your way.
#5 Find, Book Loads with Your Favorite Brokers
You can view and book loads with your favorite brokers right in Trucker Tools’ free driver app. (Note: you must request permission from brokers/3PLs to see their open loads in Trucker Tools’ driver app. Rates are set by brokers/3PLs, not Trucker Tools.) Booking repeat loads with brokers you like is a winning strategy for the long-term because it strengthens your relationships with brokers.
#4 Simplify Rate Negotiation
Don’t like the rate listed on a load? No problem. You can submit an alternate rate quote to the broker directly through the Trucker Tools driver app. Instead of trading half a dozen phone calls or emails with a broker to negotiate the rate on a single load, you can propose an alternate rate with a few taps on your smart phone.
#3 Book Loads 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week
One huge advantage of Book-It-Now® is that you can book loads at times that are convenient for you. You don’t have to wait for a call back from a broker to book a load. You can search for and book loads any time of day or night, seven days a week. How’s that for convenient!
#2 Save Time
Picture this: you open up the Trucker Tools driver app, tap on loads to access digital freight matching and view a list of loads matching your preferences, with the best matches at the top of the list. You see a load that looks good and tap on the Book-It button. Guess what? You just booked a load. Finding and booking loads with Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book-It-Now® takes minutes, not an hour or more.
#1 Move More Loads
We all know that time is money in the trucking business. If you’re saving an hour or so each day or a few hours each week finding and booking loads with Trucker Tools’ free driver app, that time adds up. With the time saved thanks to digital freight matching and Book-It-Now®, you can increase the number of loads you move each month, which means more money. That’s always a win.
For more about Trucker Tools’ free driver app, read Five Ways Trucker Tools’ Driver App Saves Time and Money — with Trucker Travis Griffin. To download the Trucker Tools driver app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.