It’s hard to believe it, but another July has come and gone! All of us at Trucker Tools hope the month was a good one for you and your brokerage and that you managed to squeeze in a little vacation time with your loved ones, as well.

July was a busy month for us at Trucker Tools. Our July blogs were chock full of tips for helping you maximize your margins, announcements about new partnerships and information on how you can beat out your competition with our game-changing, real-time technology. In this roundup, you’ll also hear about our recent presentation at FreightWaves’ 3PL Summit, how to boost operational efficiency and why you should be stepping up your visibility game. Can you spot the blog post that was inspired by a famous series of children’s books?

What Is the Best Real-Time Freight Visibility Tool?

Real-time visibility of freight is more important than ever. It gives your shippers what they need to best service their customers and helps you stay on top of delays and reduce check calls. In this blog, we provide you with a checklist of things to look for in any load tracking/visibility platform that you’re considering. Spoiler alert: look for carrier-friendly technology that provides real-world value to your carrier partners.

Four Reasons To Use Book It Now® for Brokers

We cut to the chase and name the four most compelling reasons for you to use Book It Now® for Brokers, Trucker Tools’ powerful automated load booking tool. Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book It Now® streamline your process for finding and booking capacity with your preferred carriers. With less time spent on finding and booking trucks, your staff members have more time for providing great service to shippers, carrier development and expanding your customer base.

Where’s Waldo?

The goal for readers of each “Where’s Waldo?” book is simple: find Waldo in the crowds of people on each page of the book. With his famous striped red and white sweater and black glasses, you’d think it’d be easy to find Waldo on each page, but it’s not. Finding Waldo is harder than you think. The same holds true for finding truck capacity when you need it and getting a real-time location on a load when you use check calls. Find out how you can say goodbye to the “Where’s Waldo?” approach in your logistics business and grow your revenue.

Introducing Trucker Tools’ Visibility Champion Awards

Trucker Tools’ new Visibility Champion Awards celebrate the home runs that brokers and 3PLs are hitting with our real-time visibility platform. When you achieve a 80 percent or higher average visibility compliance for three consecutive months, you’ll qualify for a Trucker Tools Visibility Champion Award. We’ll be announcing our monthly winners across our social media channels each month. You’ll also receive a digital Visibility Champion badge that you share on your social media account or post on your website.

ARL Logistics Taps Trucker Tools for Smart Capacity Predictive Freight-Matching, Automated One-Click Load Booking with “Book It Now®”

We’re excited to announce that Pittsburg-based ARL Logistics has recently added Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity predictive load matching and Book-It-Now® to its operations. With its implementation of Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform and Book-It-Now®, ARL Logistics has the opportunity to reduce the time and resources allocated to covering loads. Learn more about why ARL Logistics’ leadership considers Trucker Tools the ideal partner for engaging with truckers and shippers over the long haul.

Strategy Systems Expands Integration with Trucker Tools, adds “Book It Now®” to TMS Platform

We’re equally excited to report that Arkansas-based TMS and software provider Strategy Systems recently went live with Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now®. This represents an expansion of the collaboration between the two companies, as Strategy Systems previously had integrated its StrategyLive TMS platform with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity digital freight matching platform. With Book-It-Now®, Strategy Systems can streamline its load booking process and provide a better experience to its carrier and shipper partners.  

How Can Trucking Raise the Bar for Freight Visibility?

Achieving visibility of more freight starts with choosing well-designed load tracking technology that automatically updates you on the location of freight. Trucker Tools’ driver app and real-time visibility platform can deliver the automation and efficiency that manual load tracking methods can’t offer. Learn more about why you should leave the check-call approach to load tracking behind and simplify your operations with Trucker Tools.

Trucker Tools Adds Ryder Freight Brokerage to its Digital Carrier Engagement Platform

Trucker Tools is pleased to announce that Ryder has recently implemented Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now®, digital freight matching and real-time visibility platform in its freight brokerage division’s operations. With its implementation of Trucker Tools’ solutions, Ryder’s brokerage division can provide a one-click load booking experience to carriers and gain valuable insight into future truck capacity with predictive load matching, while tracking freight in real-time.

Meet Your Shippers’ Visibility Compliance and Consistency Requirements with Trucker Tools’ Real-Time Visibility Platform

If you want to keep your current shipper customers satisfied and/or expand your customer base, you have to be able to deliver consistent digital freight visibility. In this blog, we discuss how critical freight visibility has become for shippers and why shippers place such high value on real-time load tracking. Read this blog to learn how you can leverage Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform and carrier-friendly driver app to increase visibility compliance and consistency.  

What Are the Inefficiencies That Still Exist in Supply Chain?

The inefficiencies in the supply chain cost the transportation industry trillions of dollars each year, despite recent advances in API, AI and machine-learning technology. Poor visibility, over-reliance on manual processes and an abundance of raw data often thwart the industry’s attempts to understand and reduce inefficiencies. But there’s hope on the horizon. User-friendly, real-time technologies like Trucker Tools’ visibility platform, Smart Capacity digital freight matching and Book-It-Now® can help raise the efficiency bar.

Integration Partner Highlight: Omnitracs ELD

Trucker Tools partners with other technology providers to ensure that you have as many options as possible when it comes to running your business and increasing visibility compliance. Our integration partnership with Omnitracs allows you to view load location data that is pulled from a carrier’s Omnitracs ELD in Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform. The integration gives you another option to offer carriers who may be unable to install and use Trucker Tools’ free driver app for load tracking purposes.

Trucker Tools In the Media:

Trucker Tools’ recent press release on ARL Logistics’ implementation of Trucker Tools digital freight matching and Book-It-Now® was recently published by Yahoo.com, DC Velocity and Food Logistics.

Don’t forget to check out the June 2020 Monthly Link Roundup – Brokers, which includes advice for growing your revenue despite the volatility of the market. To learn more about Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform, Smart Capacity digital freight matching and Book-It-Now®, schedule a free demo with Trucker Tools’ sales team.