Trucking: ITS America’s New Board Members Include State DOT Representation

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected several representatives from state departments of transportation to its board of directors.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Celadon, facing SEC investigation, says $200-$250M discrepancy in income reported for recent years

One of the country’s largest trucking firms has notified its shareholders that its reported profit for the prior four fiscal years could be as much as $250 million less than previous financial documents showed. Celadon Group (No. 31, CCJ Top 250) said Tuesday that it will reissue financial documents for fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 after an internal investigation revealed errors in its earnings filings.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Warns He’ll Dump NAFTA if Mexico Doesn’t Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the United States from Central America.  Read more here.

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Load Matching Software

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The shipping industry is a constantly growing and changing industry.  As a consumer of trucking-related software, it becomes more and more important that you adapt to the latest technologies to run the most efficient operation possible.  Whether you’re a freight broker or a carrier, you want to provide a vital, superior service to your customers and to do this, you need high-quality load matching software that’s user-friendly, efficient, and won’t break the bank.

What to Look For in a Load Matching Software

All software is not created equal.   Good load matching software should be streamlined and efficient, and have features such as:

  • Load and Truck Searching – on your computer or your phone so you can be connected wherever you are
  • Load and Truck Posting – to show availability
  • Email Alerts – information on your loads and trucks sent directly to your inbox
  • Credit Reports and Scores – so you know who you’re trusting
  • Customization – get only the information you need and none that you don’t
  • Load and Truck Search Filters – for more efficient searches
  • Weather Information – so you’re aware of any weather-related delays
  • Mileage Calculator – including tolls and how to avoid them
  • Organization – manage all your loads
  • Cloud-based

Why Cloud-based is Better

Having software that is “in the cloud” offers benefits to shippers, vendors, and truckers alike.  Because it is managed in one central location, updates and changes can be done without disrupting user access.  It can be accessed from anywhere using any mobile device, whether a laptop, iPad, or phone.

Cyber security is a top priority for every business, and because your data is in the cloud, it is automatically backed up so you don’t have to worry about power outages or viruses infecting your work computers or servers and destroying your data.  And with no servers or software at your location, there’s no need to

Cloud-based software allows users to find and post freight from anywhere  For truckers and carriers looking for freight, searches will always include the most up-to-date information.  The streamlined process of a web-based system saves time and money. Such advantages are not merely for the large companies, however, web-based freight matching software can be accessed using an affordable monthly fee which allows it to be utilized by large companies or individuals, essentially leveling the playing field.

Direct Freight Services

The software offered by Direct Freight Services is your solution for finding freight whether your business is big or small.  It has all of the services you need without complicated applications that you’ll never use. A small monthly fee grants you access to the simple, streamlined system where you can search for trucks if you have a load to transport or search for loads if you have a truck.  Or, if you prefer, list your load or truck and let interested parties search for you. It couldn’t be easier. Its interface is direct and simple so your searches will be quick.

Our Direct Freight Software will make your operation more efficient, allowing you to move more freight with fewer people, and with the availability of credit information, you can minimize your risks and make informed decisions about who you’re working with.  

To find out more about how our direct freight software can improve your bottom line, call (888)894-4198 or go here to sign up for a free 15-day trial offer.  Start your search today!

Trucking: FMCSA seeking input on regs to help deployment of autonomous trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comments on existing regulations that could be updated, modified or removed to help usher in autonomous trucks, or automated driving systems (ADS) as they are referred to in a Federal Register notice published last week.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already tense trade relations between the world’s two biggest economies.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Special report: Day of reckoning in driver shortage saga

Anyone following the driver shortage saga for the last three decades might think trucking has been crying wolf. After all, with each economic uptick since at least 1998 has come panic over the lack of drivers. And yet freight virtually always gets delivered, and store shelves are only empty when snow threatens south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump to Promote Infrastructure Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with a push from the president.   Read more here.

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Trucking: Business Groups Say Time Is Now to Increase Gas Tax for Roads

The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.  Read more here.

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Trucking: ATA president addresses workforce development, infrastructure at TMC

The trucking industryemploys 7.4 million Americans, including 3.5 million drivers. ‘Truck driver’ is the No. 1 occupation in 29 states and one out of every 16 jobs in the country. But it won’t be enough to keep up with the growing demands being placed on the trucking industry, said Chris Spear, American Trucking Associations president and CEO, during a town hall address to fleet maintenance executives and industry suppliers at the 2018 ATA Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.  Read more here.

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