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Load One’s new app brings measure of self-dispatch to its expedited haulers

To combat the problem of extended layovers, very common in expediting, Load One has put tools in the hands of its drivers that allow them to be more proactive in positioning themselves for optimum dispatch.

Load One’s new app brings measure of self-dispatch to its expedited haulers

To combat the problem of extended layovers, very common in expediting, Load One has put tools in the hands of its drivers that allow them to be more proactive in positioning themselves for optimum dispatch.

‘100 percent OK’ to bring up detention before you get off the phone

‘Don’t leave money on the table,’ redux — that sentiment could increasingly include examinations of revenue and income per hour in your business’ accounting and analysis to help determine effective detention rates in broker/shipper negotiations.

Spot market demand indicators drop but remain favorable for truckers

Load post counts were on the rise last week, but truck posts rose even higher after the holidays. It was the first week the van load-to-truck ratio declined since the ELD mandate went into effect. Yet the ratio was still 10.7 van loads per truck, way above what’s been historically typical, for any time of year.

POLL: Less-than-upstanding dealings with freight brokers: What have you experienced most?

From a meager truck-ordered-not-used payment after a conveniently “cancelled” load to late payment, no payment and having to file on a bond for hopes of payment, name your most-often-experienced frustration when dealing with freight brokers.

Trucker Path acquisition by global company Renren to bring navigation, more to the trip-planning app

Meet Renren CEO Joseph Chen, who drove truck for a time as a young man and says the Trucker Path acquisition is intended to take the app and its affiliated services “to the next level,” Chen says. “I think that the next 20 years will be most exciting f…

Blockchain: Uncertain future for factors, brokers with less reliance on building relationships, more trust in verified data

Blockchains have been called “trustless,” which isn’t intended to be as negative as it sounds. Rather, the term refers to the trust created by the structure of information contained in a blockchain, which could virtually eliminate the necessity of the personal touch that traditionally has been required to build trust in business relationships

Don’t leave money on the table

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We are in a freight market owner-operator Gary Buchs believes to be “totally unpredictable” at this point, he says. “Weather, plus demand” generally, “is driving” such unpredictability, much of it on the plus side for rate pressure for owner-operators, “through the roof.” 

Is it business as usual in the grocery world?

Mixed bag of reports coming from groceries around the country in the middle of this holiday week — are empty shelves a result of the ELD mandate or the “perfect storm” of holiday freight pressures? … A little analysis here, and: What are you seeing?

Is it business as usual in the grocery world?

Mixed bag of reports coming from groceries around the country in the middle of this holiday week — are empty shelves a result of the ELD mandate or the “perfect storm” of holiday freight pressures? … A little analysis here, and: What are you seeing?