If you’ve been a Truckstop.com user for any amount of time, you know that we’re always enhancing our freight matching platform to better meet the needs of our dynamic industry.
What many of our users may not know is that a lot of the software solutions they’re looking for are already available in Truckstop.com Pro.
Book It Now Loads
One of the great new solutions available in Load Board Pro is instant load booking with our Book It Now tool. You can post load and rate details up-front for your most trusted carrier partners, to save time and hassle for everyone involved. Carriers can gather the info they need quickly and reserve your loads at any time of day, no phone calls or negotiations required. Carriers love building these trusted relationships and you’ll love the convenience of knowing your loads are booked with trusted carriers that get the job done right, on time – with little effort on your part. You can even bulk upload lists of your favorite carriers to offer your Book It Now loads to them directly.
Avoid the dreaded, “Where’s my freight?” phone calls from customers, and avoid distracting drivers with check calls by incorporating Truckstop.com Load Tracking — included with Load Board Pro. With Load Tracking, you can gain total load visibility on every shipment. No need for additional expensive equipment or technology because Load Tracking leverages something we already carry: Our smartphones! A broker simply sends an invitation to the driver to download the free Truckstop Mobile app (App Store; Google Play).
If you don’t have Truckstop.com Pro, you can still track the loads critical to your business for just $1 per load.
Load Tracking is an economical way to keep track of your business. You can even set automatic hourly updates and drop-off notifications, or request a status update at any time for no additional cost. Competing solutions can cost upwards of $7 per load (plus additional fees!) to obtain on-demand updates.
With Truckstop.com Load Board Pro, you have access to real-time data updates on available loads and trucks. This feature is a key differentiator from our Basic subscription level. Time is money — regardless of whether you’re a broker or a career. A minute can feel like a lifetime when you’re watching the clock. Waiting for your freight marketplace to refresh is no different, and 60 seconds can mean the difference between winning business and losing out to a faster competitor. With Load Board Pro, your freight marketplace is updated in real time. In fact, our research has shown that a strong broker load can get more than 50 views in the first minute of posting. That’s 50 more opportunities to get your load covered!
If you’re a broker, what could be better than instant feedback on the loads you post? With Load Insights, you can view the popularity of your loads based on views, and make adjustments or see how you compare with competing loads in the same lane.
Pro tip: Loads posted with a rate are more likely to be picked up than loads without a rate. Get an edge on the competition by ALWAYS posting a rate.
In some freight marketplaces, the best you can do is “post and pray” — meaning you’re simply hoping that your load has what it takes to get covered quickly. With Truckstop.com Load Insights, you’ll find out if your load is considered to have a good rate within the marketplace. This allows you to focus on those loads that need your attention, while others will take care of themselves.
Truckstop.com Load Board Pro has the features you need to save you time and to help increase your bottom line. As a leader in the digital freight matching universe, Truckstop.com understands the competitive challenges you face on a daily basis. That’s why we are always seeking better ways to improve your freight matching experience with faster speeds, cost-effective technology, and smarter business intelligence.