Business Resources

DAT / TruckersEdge

From the longest-running provider of load board services, the freight matching and analysis tools available via these websites are among the most comprehensive, including tools for lane-rate analysis and more via the online DAT Trendlines weekly reports. Operator membership in the TruckersEdge.net premium board starts at $34.95 monthly.

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Coast 2 Coast Permits

This pilot-car and overdimensional/ overweight permitting service has made a name for itself with its social media campaigns (via facebook.com/ TruckingPermits) aimed at rewarding participating followers with truck stop gift cards, free permitting and other rewards.

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CHRW Trucks

Owner-operators doing business with broker C.H. Robinson Worldwide can benefit from multiple tools to find freight in the CHRW network.

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Check

Formerly Pageonce, the handy, free Check app provides users a single location through which to manage bank and credit card accounts and pay bills.

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BulkLoadsNow

A load board for dry and liquid bulk loads across the nation, manageable via the website or mobile apps. BulkLoadsNow reps estimate 60 percent of the loads are placed by shippers directly, with brokers accounting for the balance.

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BigRoad

A computer-assisted log managed on drivers’ smartphones/tablets, BigRoad also has electronic driver vehicle inspection reporting, document capture capabilities and, for small fleets, an affordable back-office element to help in efficient dispatch. For drivers, the logging app is free, and small fleets can try the management software for 30 days with no charge.

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ATBS

The owner-operator tax and business consultants at ATBS recently redesigned their website with a “mobile first” look to better fit owner-operators’ access needs, including a host of new tools for expense/ revenue tracking and management.

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