Internet Truckstop

Load by phone: How operators are using online tools

Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.

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Load by phone: Legacy boards add access tools

Owner-operator access to Internet-based load boards continues to streamline with many operators now using smartphones to access one or another of industry-leading online freight resources.

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Loads on your phone: More board, broker apps

Details of three more smartphone apps -- CHRW Trucks, BulkLoadsNow, and Fikes' Logistics' custom app -- for finding freight in your pocket.

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Computing the owner-operator business — Part 2

Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.

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TCA offers econ webcasts

The TCA is collaborating with Internet Truckstop and Big Truck TV to offer TCA members a twice monthly webcast highlighting truckload-specific economic and industry data

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Whence the great rates?

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

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The short-lived $2 dry van

Dry van rates topped $2 in June — the first time since 2005 — and then toppled.

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Beefing Up the Bond

Small brokers oppose proposed regs to increase the minimum bond to $100,000 and add other owner-operator protection.

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Internet Truckstop launches paid shipper rates

Internet Truckstop has added paid shipper rates as part of its existing RateMate service. The feature includes 30, 60 and 90 days of paid shipper rate data provided by thousands of shippers over the last few years. The database of companies submitting rates includes all aspects of the shipping industry and includes rates paid to carriers and brokers. “The enhancement of paid shipper rate data allows Internet Truckstop members to have an advantage when competing for business ...

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Internet Truckstop designates women-owned firms

Load board service says it introduced this feature because more shippers and logistics companies have diversity expectations.

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