Category: Articles

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…