Todd Dills

Trucker Path: Technology could ultimately bring wide appeal to younger trucking generation

To attracts carrier users to its smartphone app, Trucker Path built a robust trip-planning app with intentions of later launching an online freight marketplace, now in beta testing phase.

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Freight from the ports: Savannah benefiting from West Coast freight diversions

If trends continue, watch for well better van rates out of Georgia as freight heats up with the Spring.

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Keychain Logistics built to show ‘what could be the future of trucking’

Keychain's automated brokerage aims to be “one central access point to manage their money and manage their gig."

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Brenner tank trailer on the small screen

Brenner brand tank trailers will be featured in an episode of the "How It’s Made" TV series premiering Thursday, April 9, at 9 p.m. Eastern on the cable Science Channel.

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Rates hall of shame: Bottom 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Turns out it's true: Colorado on average is on the list for outbound freight -- so are many Northeast states. At once, some states in the NE region show some of the highest rates for inbound freight. More data, discussion here.

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DashHaul aims at the truckload spot market with automated brokerage

DashHaul’s automated brokerage is focused on streamlining shipper/carrier connections with rates that adhere to either the shipper’s custom-set rates or default rates set by an algorhythmic pricing methodology.

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POLL: How far in advance do you negotiate your loads?

Independents, this poll probes the extent to which you pre-plan loads (negotiating a day or days ahead of time) or look to maximize rates by negotiating "the day of" the load.

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S.D. adds Drivewyze bypass

The smartphone-based bypass service is now available in 545 locations in 34 states, including some mobile inspection sites. More data here on South Dakota inspection rankings.

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On-demand load matching: Where it’s on the way

Tech startups aimed at long-haul TL need critical mass of freight, carrier capacity and more to compete with systems entrenched in the freight market, themselves adopting some Uber-like functionality.

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POLL: Will the GermanWings crash result in changes that improve air travel safety?

With pilots around the U.S. sounding familiar to many truckers on subjects of safety, medical certification, and more, this poll probes reader opinion on potential changes that could result following the recent disaster.

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