Category: Articles

February 29, 2024 123Loadboard

CarrierSource & 123Loadboard Partner, Enabling Brokers and Shippers to Seamlessly Find Top-Rated Carriers, And Empowering Carriers To Build Their Online Brand

CarrierSource and 123Loadboard join forces to drive transparency in the carrier booking process by displaying carrier profiles with verified broker and shipper reviews within 123 Loadboard’s freight matching platform.

January 3, 2024 123Loadboard

Our 2023 Year in review and what’s next for 2024

2023 was a difficult year in trucking to say the least, but we still delivered on last year’s promise – FREIGHT. We said we would bring you more freight and we stuck by that through meeting face-to-face with brokers and attending 10+ trade shows in 2023 with this goal in mind.

November 13, 2023 123Loadboard

Surviving Long Haul Trucking: A Practical Guide to Making Trucking Life More Comfortable

Long haul trucking can be challenging, but a few simple tweaks to your routine can make a world of difference. Here, we’ll share some practical ways to make your trucking life more comfortable, ensuring you’re ready to tackle each haul with confidence.

November 7, 2023 123Loadboard

TrueTMS and 123Loadboard Join Forces to Provide Their Network of Carriers With Expanded Load Availability Through Increased Freight

TrueTMS, a modern SaaS-based transportation management system designed for small fleet owners, and freight matching platform 123Loadboard announce a partnership that allows TrueTMS users to access 123Loadboard’s freight marketplace to find and book more loads to strengthen their operations. TrueTMS carrier members can search, place bids, experience seamless book-now loads for their equipment, and benefit from real-time visibility of current lane rates using 123Loadboard’s multiple automated pricing tools. Carrier members can also access the profit calculator to help with broker negotiations and forecast load income. They can also view truck mileage, routing, credit ratings, and other services like document management within the freight platform. “By giving our carriers the ability to access more loads along with easy-to-use platform transaction tools, we are honoring our commitment to provide ways for our small fleet members to manage their businesses more efficiently and […]

July 20, 2023 123Loadboard

The Art of Freight Negotiation for Carriers

Freight negotiation is an art, and you want to make sure you earn a good contract rate for moving truck freight. Load boards have freight pricing tools to inform you of current rates and pricing trends to help you secure the best freight…

July 18, 2023 123Loadboard

EXO Freight Joins Forces with 123Loadboard to Provide More Shipper Loads to Carriers, Enabling Them to Grow and Scale Their Operations

Freight-matching platform, 123Loadboard and digital freight company, EXO Freight, announce they have teamed up to allow EXO Freight to access 123loadboard’s truck database while giving 123Loadboard’s carriers more exposure to EXO’s specialized shipper loads so they can expedite a larger volume of freight.

June 20, 2023 123Loadboard

LoadzPro Partners with 123Loadboard to Give Carriers Access to Increased Loads in the Freight matching Marketplace

Freight-matching platform, 123Loadboard, and AI-Powered Digital freight company, LoadzPro announce they have teamed up to allow LoadzPro’s carriers to access and search 123loadboard’s load database through LoadzPro’s interface, enabling them to secure and expedite a larger volume of freight.

May 9, 2023 123Loadboard

123Loadboard and Rockfarm Partner to Provide Carriers with Increased Freight Hauling Opportunities

123Loadboard, a leading freight matching platform, and Rockfarm, an integrated solutions supply chain provider, have recently integrated services to provide greater freight hauling opportunities to carriers and owner-operators.

April 20, 2023 123Loadboard

123Loadboard and Transport Pro Team Up to Provide Increased Freight for Owner Operators and Fleets

123Loadboard, a leading freight matching platform, and Transport Pro, a cloud-based transportation management solutions software, have recently integrated services to allow Transport Pro to post available loads on 123Loadboard’s digital platform and provide carriers with increased load options.

April 19, 2023 123Loadboard

123Loadboard and Greenscreens Join Forces to Give Carriers Optimized Freight Rates by Lane

123Loadboard, a leading freight matching platform, and Greenscreens, a dynamic pricing infrastructure that optimizes historical and real-time market data announced their partnership to provide dynamic high and low lane rates to be displayed on loads for offer to carriers on 123Loadboard’s freight platform.

April 14, 2023 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Partners with Loadsmart to Expand Freight Opportunities for Carriers

123Loadboard, the leading freight matching platform, and Loadsmart, a leading freight technology company aiming to create a more efficient and sustainable supply chain, announced today that Loadsmart loads will now appear directly within the 123Loadboard system, providing greater freight hauling opportunities to carriers and owner-operators.

March 7, 2023 123Loadboard

123Loadboard and Cargo Chief Team up to Provide Advanced Freight Rates to Carriers

123Loadboard, the leading freight matching platform, and Cargo Chief, a leading freight technology company aiming to create a more efficient and sustainable supply chain, announced today that Cargo Chief’s lane rates will be displayed on loads for offer on 123Loadboard’s freight platform.

March 1, 2023 123Loadboard

Improve Your Chances of Booking Loads with Carrier Identity

As a professional truck driver, finding the best loads can be challenging – from weeding through loads that don’t pay well, to having to onboard with a new brokers to haul freight, etc. What if there was a solution? Carrier identity helps professional truck drivers book loads faster?

January 31, 2023 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Adds Carrier Identity Verification to Streamline and Accelerate Digital Freight Booking

123Loadboard, a leading freight matching platform, confirmed today that carrier identity verification is available on their platform to help brokers move freight faster with trusted carriers. This move to add identity verification to available carrier data is the latest part of an ongoing effort to bring additional transparency to freight brokers.

January 5, 2023 123Loadboard

Our 2022 Year in review and what’s next for 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, we want to thank all our customers and definitely want to reflect on some successes for the past year but first, our #1 priority for 2023 is: FREIGHT

December 7, 2022 123Loadboard

Advantages of Book Now Technology on Load Boards

Technological advancements in the logistics industry have been slow when compared to what other sectors have accomplished. However, many load boards have introduced Book Now – a way for both brokers and carriers to improve efficiency and productivity allowing them to enhance their profitability.

November 1, 2022 123Loadboard

What are your plans if the diesel fuel price continues to climb?

Everybody knows it, the diesel fuel price is at an all-time high right now. A perfect storm is taking place in the diesel market with dwindling diesel reserves and the drought on the Mississippi River pushing more shipments to rail and trucks. A possible rail strike…

September 20, 2022 123Loadboard

Burgers… Avoid This Unhealthy Option While On The Road

Do you have a route you look forward to because your favorite burger joint is along the way? Are burgers your go-to meal when you’re out on the road? Read more…

September 20, 2022 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Integrates with ZUUM Transportation Software to Increase Capacity for ZUUM Users and Expand Their Carrier Base

Freight Matching Marketplace 123Loadboard and ZUUM Unified Logistics Platform, announce they have joined forces to provide an integration of services to expand capacity for ZUUM’s customers and in the future allow seamless, digital freight-booking for 123Loadboard’s carriers.

August 25, 2022 123Loadboard

How Truck Drivers Can Stay Connected When Isolated on The Road

Being away from family and friends makes staying connected difficult on the road. Isolation can be a major problem mentally and emotionally. As a professional truck driver, it is incredibly important to stay alert and keep yourself feeling positive…

June 22, 2022 123Loadboard

Drugged Drivers: Hazardous Drugs, Medications, and Conditions That Put Drivers at Risk

As a truck driver, your job is governed by a wide range of rules. Many of these rules are designed to keep yourself and others on the road safe. It should be understood truckers and drugs just don’t mix, yet many truckers use drugs…

May 16, 2022 123Loadboard

Flying Truck Wheels – How to stay safe and steer clear of liability issues

The idea of flying truck wheels impacting a driver’s car is very unsettling. Responsible truck drivers are diligent with truck care, including ensuring their tires are secure. A tire or any part of the tire system that comes loose can cause serious injury or even death.

April 13, 2022 123Loadboard

When Truck Driving Becomes A Pain In The Back

Driving a truck can be a blessing and a curse. You get to hit the open road and see the world, but you may also suffer from chronic back pain. Truck driving and back pain go hand in hand because of the long hours in a single position. At 123Loadboard, we work with the top trucking and transport companies across North America…

March 2, 2022 123Loadboard

Freight Matching Platform 123Loadboard Endorses LoadBoard Network

Freight matching platform 123Loadboard backs this inspiring launch of LoadBoard Network, a business venture to help brokers automate their load posting and provide a central database of loads in exchange for access to a country-wide network of carriers. LoadBoard Network accommodates the use of several TMS applications to transmit loads.

March 2, 2022 123Loadboard

Freight Matching Platform 123Loadboard Endorses LoadBoard Network

Freight matching platform 123Loadboard backs this inspiring launch of LoadBoard Network, a business venture to help brokers automate their load posting and provide a central database of loads in exchange for access to a country-wide network of carriers. LoadBoard Network accommodates the use of several TMS applications to transmit loads.

January 17, 2022 123Loadboard

Benefits of Becoming an Independent Owner Operator

Driving a truck offers many freedoms not found in any other job. However, you might find the hours, or distances don’t suit your lifestyle. An excellent option for truck drivers is considering becoming an independent owner-operator.

December 23, 2021 123Loadboard

Our 2021 Year in review

While this year has had its obstacles, we’ve almost made it through. It’s almost time to put a wrap on 2021. As we look forward to a fresh start for 2022, let’s take a moment to celebrate some successes for the past year.

December 22, 2021 123Loadboard

Tips To Avoid Frequently Occurring Trucking Accidents

Even the most careful truck drivers can get into accidents. Although you stand a better chance of surviving the accident and avoiding serious injuries than a car, you still want to take every precaution to keep yourself and others safe on the road. Here we list the most common accidents and how you can avoid them.

November 23, 2021 123Loadboard

Gun On Board. Should Truckers Be Packing?

The topic of truckers and guns has long posed debates – should you or shouldn’t you be packing? There are no federal laws that prevent you from carrying a gun in your truck, but is it something you can do in all states? This is an important question truck drivers should…

October 20, 2021 123Loadboard

Big Rig Robbers – Tips to prevent cargo theft

Driving a big rig comes with a lot of responsibility. In fact, it can also leave you vulnerable to crimes including cargo theft. The cargo you are carrying can be a target for thieves who are looking for an opportunity to take your cargo and run. Here we offer tips on how to spot trucking thieves along the way and keep your cargo safe.

September 8, 2021 123Loadboard

A Lady’s Rig Is Safer – Women In Trucking Win at The Wheel

Male truck drivers might need to step aside for a new, safer breed of drivers: Women. Road safety is an ongoing issue for truck drivers, but women truck drivers seem to have a better handle on how to drive safely. Even the World Health Organization views “masculinity” as more hazardous on the road. So are women truck drivers really safer? Here we provide the answers based on a Women in Trucking (WCI) article.

July 28, 2021 123Loadboard

Traits of Good Truck Drivers. Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Being a professional truck driver is a big responsibility. You transport goods to people and businesses across North America, and sometimes the world. While driving may not seem like a difficult job, there are certain truck driver traits that are needed by professional drivers to…

July 5, 2021 123Loadboard

How Truck Drivers Stay Entertained on The Road

For a truck driver, focus on the road is essential. However, it is also important to find little ways to stay entertained safely while you drive. Being on the road, for hours at a time, can cause boredom, drowsiness, and other issues which could impact driving skills. Having something to keep you alert helps you be a better driver and enjoy your job.

June 14, 2021 123Loadboard

Truck Detention and the Disadvantages for Truckers

Those in transportation management dread the term truck detention. For drivers, it means lost driving hours, and for your company, it means late deliveries and angry clients. No matter your cargo, there is always a brief layover when a shipper unloads their inventory and reloads it onto your truck.

May 11, 2021 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Partners with Parade to Provide Book Now and Bidding Capability to its Carrier Base and Increase Capacity for Parade’s Users

Freight Matching Marketplace 123Loadboard and Capacity Management platform Parade, announces they have joined forces to provide a deep integration of services to expand capacity for Parade’s customers and allow seamless, digital freight-booking and bidding for 123Loadboard’s carriers.

April 19, 2021 123Loadboard

Truck Safety Technologies Save Lives

Truck safety technology is changing road safety. Although it does involve some investment upfront, the money saved from avoiding deadly truck accidents more than pays for the technology. When carriers install truck safety technology, they are taking steps that could save lives.

March 30, 2021 123Loadboard

Getting Off the Road: Why Truck Drivers Quit

With unheard-of growth for online shopping, truck drivers are in high demand. Unfortunately, as more truckers quit their jobs, the industry has a shortage of over 50,000 drivers. With salaries that can reach upwards of $80,000 annually and plenty of job openings, you would think more people would be looking at truck driving as an excellent opportunity. If this is the case, why are so many truckers…

February 25, 2021 123Loadboard

What to Expect from the Trucking Lifestyle in 2021

Trucking is one of the most demanding jobs in the current economy, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Having a clear understanding of the expectations of your role as a truck driver can give you the foundation you need for a successful career. Our team at 123Loadboard has significant experience in addressing questions about the trucking industry, and in this new post, we’ll explain what you can expect from the trucking lifestyle.

February 8, 2021 123Loadboard

How to maintain your mental health while trucking

The growing issue of dangerous driving requires you to take into consideration the impact of mentally unstable drivers on your own driving experience. Mental health challenges are particularly prominent within the trucking industry, where drivers spend the majority of their time…

January 25, 2021 123Loadboard

How To Get Your Trucking Authority

If you decided to become a truck driver to be your own boss, you might still find you are at the mercy of the transportation companies. Although you have the freedom when out on the open road, you still ultimately have a boss to answer to at the end of the day. However, if you really want to become your own boss, getting your trucking authority could be…

December 29, 2020 123Loadboard

Truck Drivers, Minimize Your Covid-19 Risk

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced new risks to truck drivers that can make your job more stressful. Due to Covid-19 spreading so easily, it’s important to understand how to minimize your risk. Here we review the steps you can take to keep you safe while trucking.

December 23, 2020 123Loadboard

Our 2020 Year in Review

While this year has had its obstacles, we’ve almost made it through. Here’s a look back at all we’ve accomplished together. It’s almost time to put a wrap on 2020. As we look forward to a fresh start in the near future, let’s take a moment to celebrate some successes. Here’s our year in review!

November 23, 2020 123Loadboard

Working and Negotiating with a Freight Broker

Many proprietors of trucking companies work with a freight broker as a clearinghouse between companies that need goods shipped and the trucking industry.

October 28, 2020 123Loadboard

Navigate With Ease Using 123Loadboard’s Redesigned Mileage Calculator

Whether you’re an owner-operator, carrier, fleet manager, broker, shipper, or solution provider, you do not want to rely on Google maps or other non-trucking based mapping and Mileage Calculator software. If you do, you will sooner or later find yourself or someone else stuck under a bridge…

October 26, 2020 123Loadboard

How Truckers Can Deal with Trucker Loneliness on the Road

Trucker loneliness and depression are just two of the many mental health challenges that truckers must contend with while completing their duties. In dealing with mental health challenges, it’s essential to explore the trucking lifestyle in greater detail and highlight the options available for responding to major mental health issues in the industry. In this post, we’ll address trucker loneliness…

September 1, 2020 123Loadboard

Violations for Which Truck Drivers Can Be Pulled Over

If you drive a commercial truck for a living, you’ll likely undergo several tests to confirm your knowledge of the latest rules of the road. It’s incredibly important that you have a comprehensive understanding of the most recent driving rules regarding your truck. In this new post, our team delves into the subject as we look at traffic violations…

June 1, 2020 123Loadboard

A Guide to Preventing Diabetes for Truck Drivers

The latest data shows that 9.4% of the U.S. population has diabetes, and each year, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease. The data also highlights the risk that truck drivers face from this growing health issue. Truck drivers are at a 50% greater risk of diabetes than the…

April 6, 2020 123Loadboard

Pet Therapy for Truck Drivers

Truck driving is a stressful job that can lead to periods of loneliness. It’s important that drivers have access to resources to combat these issues, which has led to some companies offering pet therapy for truck drivers who spend many hours on the road. In this latest post, we’ll…