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Opinion

Opinion: Taking Aim at Deadhead Miles With Technology

A recent survey of heavy-haul truckers determined the three factors that would have the biggest impact on their business were receiving a higher rate per mile, getting paid faster and spending less time finding their next load.

Matthew Kropp | CEO, FR8Star.com
July 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Load Boards Evolve

Perry and Hutto of Truckstop.com Truckstop.com's Perry (left) and Hutto debut the load board operator's spot-market rate forecasting service, which the company launched last fall. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Load boards have changed a lot from their humble beginnings about 40 years ago. Long gone are written notes tacked up on truck stop bulletin boards to help drivers find freight, or using telephones at truck stop restaurant tables and paying expensive long-distance rates to get loads lined up.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Sequoia Capital Leads Group Pumping in Cash to Startup Next Trucking

Next Trucking has received $21 million in a round of financing led by Sequoia Capital, the freight marketplace startup announced Jan. 30.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2018
Business, Logistics

Trucking Futures Exchange to Launch in Late 2018

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DAT Solutions and TransRisk have signed a deal to launch a trucking freight futures market through Nodal Exchange in late 2018, a project first announced earlier this year.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Business

DAT Solutions, Getloaded to Merge Into One Load Board

DAT Solutions and Getloaded will merge their two databases and launch one unified load board before the end of the year, the two companies announced Oct. 13.

Transport Topics
October 14, 2016
Business

Truck It Smart's Load Board Takes to the Cloud

The freight-matching service Truck It Smart, of Haines City, Florida, said it integrated its TIS v.3.6 load-board software with Transport Pro Inc., based in Nashville, a cloud-based freight-management and financial system.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2015
Business

DAT Reports Rise in Weekly Load-Board Activity

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Load-board activity as reported by DAT Trendlines showed a 5.9% rise in load volume for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1 compared with the previous week.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2014
Business

November Load-Board Activity Decreases, DAT Says

Load-board activity in November fell 9.5%, led by flatbed loads, but increased on a year-over-year basis, according to DAT, a load board owned by TransCore.

Transport Topics
December 18, 2013
Business

DAT Reports September Dip in Load-Board Activity

Load-board freight activity fell 5.3% in September compared with August but was 22% higher than the prior year, according to DAT, a load board owned by TransCore.

Transport Topics
October 15, 2013
Business

Internet Truckstop Launches Messaging Feature

Freight matching service Internet Truckstop has introduced a messaging service for users of its website.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2011