load planning

You can ‘plan’ on making my eye twitch

"Things that make my eye twitch, for a thousand, Alex," including recent articles about shippers "falling all to pieces because they're having a hard time getting freight covered during the post-ELD adjustment period. ... They should have planned better."

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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.

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Taking control of load-matching

What has emerged through the years is the ability for owner-operators to quickly and accurately pinpoint the markets where they’re in high demand, even before arriving.

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DAT launches RateView

DAT's new RateView revamp of the Truckload Rate Index with several new features can be helpful for owner-operator load, lane and price analysis for profitable load planning.

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New load profitability planner

123Loadboard.com launched a load planning function that takes into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs toward a goal of stringing together hauls for maximum profitability. The "Load Planner" reduces the time required to locate a sequence of the highest potential paying loads to plan a trip without having to perform countless load searches. “The Load Planner automatically sorts trips based on profitability," said A.J. Sansoye, company operations director. "This ensures that you will always work with ...

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Android ‘Freight Finder’ app from TQL

ATTN: Owner-operators. Yesterday, Total Quality Logistics announced functionality and availability of a new "Freight Finder" app for Android-based smartphones. The free application enables quick searches from current location or other location of available loads, by trailer type and within an adjustable radius of up to 300 miles. I've downloaded and done a quick run-through with the app, and a particularly nice feature is one-touch calling of the load's agent after search, likewise the ability to customize ...

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