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05/20/2022
What is motor freight
Motor Freight Trucking 101: What It Is and How it Works

Motor freight trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. It is how virtually all the goods and commodities we use in our homes and businesses get from their point of origin to their final destination. The industry raked in more than $732 billion in revenue throughout 2020 and grew even more during 2021. What

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05/05/2022
shipping containers awaiting freight forwarding
Freight Forwarders vs. Freight Brokers: What You Need to Know

Freight brokers and freight forwarders are both part of the freight industry. Both coordinate the movement of freight for a third party, connect shippers and carriers, negotiate freight rates, and track and ensure delivery. But there is one key difference. A freight broker coordinates the connection between shippers and carriers but does not handle freight

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04/20/2022
how to get the best carrier rates
11 Ways to Find (and Book) Truck Loads Online

Being a carrier can be highly rewarding except when you struggle to find truck loads. And, not just any truckloads, but the right ones: those that work with your schedule and in your preferred lanes. The good news is there are strategies and tools to find profitable jobs that keep you running and expanding, whether

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02/23/2022
A broker, a phone with the Truckstop app, and a carrier.
What is a Load Board?

A freight load board is an online marketplace where owner-operators, shippers, and brokers can post and search for trucking loads to keep freight moving smoothly across the country.

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01/18/2022
Truckstop.com user checking the load board on their phone.
8 Ways to Get More Owner-Operator Loads

One of the most important parts of being a successful owner-operator is getting a steady flow of loads. But as many as 400,000 owner-operators are driving on America’s roads. Figuring out how you’ll compete for owner-operator loads can significantly impact how much you can earn regularly, and it isn’t always easy. Find your next load

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12/21/2021
dry van shipping
Dry Van Shipping: Pros, Cons, and Rates

Dry van shipping is one of the most popular, reliable, and enduring shipping forms. Shippers choose dry vans because they protect from the elements, provide security, and offer versatility. But what is dry van trucking, when and why should you choose to offer dry van shipments, and what are the pros and cons? We’ll start

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04/29/2021
owner operator salaries: how much do they make?
3 Ways to Increase Freight Broker Commission

Many freight brokers are paid on commission. To figure out your take-home pay, it’s important to understand how the freight broker commission structure works, and what determines how freight brokers get paid. Freight broker commission is calculated on the gross margin (total charged to the shipper minus the amount the carrier is paid) of a booked

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04/27/2021
truck driver tools
41 Best Truck Driver Tools for 2021

As a truck driver, keeping your truck rolling, keeping yourself and your cargo safe, and finding loads to avoid deadhead miles are some of your top priorities. To do these things, you need to have the right tools handy at a moment’s notice. Here are 41 must-have truck driver tools for 2021 and beyond. Find

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04/14/2021
partial truckload
A Carrier’s Guide to Partial Truck Loads

Partial truckload shipping, also known as PLT freight, is one of the least common, least understood, and least serviced cargo types across the logistics industry. Partial loads can be very lucrative for carriers. Knowing how, why, and when PLT loads make sense for shippers can help you capitalize on that demand and improve your fleet’s cost per

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