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Business, Technology, Logistics

Load Board Operators Streamline Processes Using Automation, Artificial Intelligence

Driver using app A trucker looks for loads using the Uber Freight app. (Uber Technologies Inc.)

Load board operators, logistics companies and technology vendors are increasingly utilizing improved data analytics, artificial intelligence and business-process automation to more efficiently connect loads with trucks to move them.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2021
Business, Technology

123Loadboard Launches New App Version

123Loadboard, a freight-matching technology company, launched its next-generation version of its loadboard mobile app, the company said in an Aug. 20 news release.

August 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

BigRoad Freight Introduces Personalized Load-Matching Platform

BigRoad Freight has launched a new set of features that gives drivers access to personalized load boards, load searching and truck posting through the BigRoad app. That allows them more control over the shipments they choose, according to a press release.

October 19, 2018

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.

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

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.

October 14, 2016

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.

August 27, 2015

DAT Reports Rise in Weekly Load-Board Activity


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.

February 5, 2014