Category: Trucking Technology

August 22, 2018 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Announces that Truck Locator version 2.0 is here!

Armed with feedback from the freight broker community, 123Loadboard has responded with an enhanced version of its GPS-Based Truck Locator. 123Loadboard has released Truck Locator version 2.0, providing more capacity details, quickly locating trucks and the ability to tag carriers. These new features were incorporated using AI innovation for maximum functionality.

July 24, 2018 123Loadboard

Buying a GPS for your truck? Here’s what to look for.

Long gone are the days of using paper maps or even printing pages of directions. If you’re a driver or manage a fleet of trucks, one of the most valuable tools of your trade is a GPS system. These devices are affixed to your dashboard and can guide you toward your next destination. As technology develops, GPS systems have become easier to manage and can do more for your business and driving experience than simply light the way.

May 22, 2018 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Partners with PostEverywhere® to integrate Load Posting

123Loadboard announces that their company is integrating with fellow online load-posting platform PostEverywhere with the intention of making the freight posting process more efficient for brokers and shippers. This integration will enable PostEverywhere members to simplify their load posting to 123Loadboard using automation for maximum freight exposure.

March 8, 2018 123Loadboard

123Loadboard adds new intelligent app features to their Truck Driver App

123Loadboard has released enhancements to its Android and iOS app in response to users’ request for more features allowing them to search, sort and find loads more quickly. These changes mark one of the biggest single release of new functionality since the app was launched.

February 4, 2018 123Loadboard

Truckers Should Not Fear Autonomous Trucking

Any truck driver that enjoyed the recent super-hero mutant film Logan probably recalls one very standout scene in the middle of the film that focused on autonomous trucking. The characters find themselves on the run and struggling to deal with escape on a highway that is filled with hordes of driverless trucks barrelling down the road with the expected, machine-like efficiency.

December 6, 2017 123Loadboard

Steps To Save Fuel For Truckers

In trucking, managing various expenses comes down to the efficiency of your freight transportation. The more you can save on your own operational expenses; the more money is left for you at the end of a haul. And there’s one never-ending expense that all truckers struggle to manage, and that is trying to save fuel. But we’ve got a few steps you can take to help shave some of that fuel consumption down and let those little savings add up to some bigger profits.

November 7, 2017 123Loadboard

Load Alerts Direct To Your Phone

123Loadboard has a new way to help truckers find more loads – without any more searching. Using Big Data and GPS based technology, they identify available loads near the carrier’s truck that match their equipment type and allow the driver to receive a Load Alert notification on their smartphone sent directly from the broker or shipper with the relevant load details.

October 31, 2017 123Loadboard

Avoid traffic. How to plan your next truck route.

Trying to avoid traffic jams is good for truck drivers as well as trucking industry managers, dispatchers, executives, and shareholders. Contending with traffic jams on the nation’s highways while trying to ship freight can be incredibly costly in time and money.

September 18, 2017 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches GPS-Based Truck Locator

123Loadboard launches Truck Locator, a next-generation tool to locate real-time GPS verified trucks matching truck freight throughout North America.

September 18, 2017 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches Real-Time GPS-Based Truck Locator

123Loadboard has announced the release of Truck Locator, a next-generation tool to locate real-time GPS verified trucks matching truck freight throughout North America.

September 4, 2017 123Loadboard

Airships: The New Way to Move Freight?

At the international LogiSYM 2017 logistics and supply chain conference in Singapore, company reps for Airships Arabia and Airships Australasia garnered a lot of attention for their Day 2 keynote presentation on the use of airships for logistics and freight shipment.

May 10, 2017 123Loadboard

Self-Driving Technology – President Trump’s Administration Leaves Millions of Truckers Questioning Employment

As President Donald Trump prepared to take office, he selected Elaine Chao to serve as U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao has been a long-time supporter of a lighter regulatory arena and brings new ideas on how new technologies should be governed – to include self-driving technology.

April 29, 2017 123Loadboard

Tracking Truckers: Improving Safety or Invasion of Privacy?

The idea of tracking and being constantly monitored on the job may not seem to cross any lines in terms of an employees’ privacy if the worker is in an office or warehouse, but there are different aspects of the job to consider when it comes to truck drivers.

February 6, 2017 123Loadboard

TMW Systems Integrates TMW.Suite, TruckMate Transportation Management Software with 123Loadboard

TMW Systems announced the integration of its comprehensive TMW.Suite® and TruckMate® transportation management software solutions with 123Loadboard, an industry leader in freight matching services for North America’s transportation industry.

January 18, 2017 123Loadboard

Uberization of Trucking – Pros and Cons

Uberization of Trucking Shows Promise With Challenges – After a night on the town, virtually anyone with a phone can request a vehicle to come pick them up at their exact location. The days of calling for a taxi have changed. The Uber effect on our society means with a touch of a button, a vehicle – one that customers can choose specifically – will be at your curbside in minutes.

December 28, 2016 123Loadboard

Load Board App Now Includes New Features For Truckers

Truck drivers are positively raving about the new features that have recently become available on 123Loadboard’s Mobile Load Board App…

December 14, 2016 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Redesigns Website

123Loadboard has launched a new redesigned version of its website’s front end. The new site focuses on the truck driver’s user experience so owner-operators can use the powerful search capability to find LTL, TL, hotshot loads and backhauls to increase their businesses.

October 25, 2016 123Loadboard

Technician Shortage: Who Will Service The Trucks?

Quite simply, trucker safety depends on the work of skilled technicians. Without an adequate roster of skilled technicians, the fleet is going to degrade and eventually become unsafe. In short, the current technician shortage is threatening to have dangerous effects.

September 29, 2016 123Loadboard

Driverless Highway Proposed – Brings Autonomous Trucks Closer To Reality

Driverless Highway in the Future? The world’s first self-driving semi-truck, the Freightliner Inspiration from Daimler, was unveiled in 2015. With limited capabilities, and currently no real-life applications, it was just declared to be street legal in…

August 19, 2016 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Releases New Android Mobile App Interface

123Loadboard’s top-rated mobile app for load searching, recently released a 2.0 Android update that provides greater in-app searching as well as an improved interface display giving carriers more options to further filter their loads.

August 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Mobile App Android Release Improvements

Mobile app Android release for searching and finding truck loads from 123Loadboard has increased search speed and provides an enhanced user interface that makes it faster and easier to search and find loads.

June 13, 2016 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Announces New Trucking Mobile iOS App

123Loadboard’s popular app for load searching, launched a 2.0 iOS update that introduces the fastest ever in-app searching as well as a new interface to allow carriers more options for filtering and displaying their loads when using the load board features.

April 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Using Sensor Technology to Find Parking Spots

The states of Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are teaming up and using federal funds to install a sensor system that will automatically detect where and when parking spots are open for truckers.

March 9, 2016 123Loadboard

Self Driving Trucks a Help or Hindrance?

For the trucking industry, self-driving trucks may require adjustments in economics, risk management, and highway regulations. For instance, the 11/14 rule that dictates when drivers can work, drive, and take a break may need to be revised.

February 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Electronic Logging Devices – Pros and Cons

By now, you’ve probably heard that truck drivers will be required to use an electronic logging device (ELD) rather than a paper log to track their hours of service (HOS). As with any change, there are good and bad things to consider.

February 20, 2016 123Loadboard

Is There Really a Driver Shortage?

There is likely no lack of people who would be willing to take on the job of over-the-road (OTR) freight hauling, but there are some serious barriers to filling the shortfall and creating a career track for drivers. Further, drivers do not see a shortage; in fact,

February 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Need to Find Loads? 7 Tips for Choosing the best Load Board

One great way to find loads is through online freight matching services, also known as load boards. There are scores of load boards to choose from, so the trick is to find one that matches your needs so you aren’t wasting time and money.

November 19, 2015 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Backs Vigo, a New Safety Device to Improve Trucking Safety

123Loadboard, a leading freight matching load board marketplace focused on helping truckers find loads and increase their loaded miles is stepping up their continued commitment to support technology designed to help truckers deliver their loads safely.

November 18, 2015 123Loadboard

Vigo, Device Designed To Help Keep Truckers Alert

Vigo is an innovative headset to be worn by the trucker. It is designed to analyze blink patterns and head movements to monitor alertness levels and then prompts the trucker to take action when drowsy and in need of a break.

November 17, 2015 123Loadboard

4 Reasons Why Every Trucker Needs A Vigo

On long hauls, fatigue may affect the driver’s motor skills, causing mishaps. These may be avoided if the driver stays alert by taking a break at regular intervals and use Vigo. VIGO tracks your alertness over time and nudges you to take a break when you need it.

November 17, 2015 123Loadboard

Get The Most Out Of Your Freight Load Board

The trucking industry has dozens of load boards to choose from and the average owner-operator subscribes to 3 or 4 in order to maximize on available loads and trucking tools. Here is a guide to the most popular tools that seem to work for owner operators.

November 16, 2015 123Loadboard

Top 5 Ways To Move More Freight in 2016

Freight brokers, 3PLs, freight forwarders and shippers have to juggle a lot of shipments at the same time and are always looking for new ways to move more freight. Here are 5 ways to move more freight in 2016.

December 18, 2014 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches Free Android App To Help Professional Truck Drivers Find Loads

123Loadboard has launched a free mobile app for Android devices. The user-friendly mobile trucker app is designed to help professional truck drivers increase their loaded miles by locating truck loads to haul throughout the United States and Canada.

July 15, 2014 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Partners with ScoopMonkey

123Loadboard has partnered with ScoopMonkey, a leading online reputation and rating management source for the transportation industry.

March 14, 2014 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches Free iPhone/iPad App To Help Professional Truck Drivers Find Loads

123Loadboard, one of the largest freight matching services in North America, has launched a free mobile application for iPhone, iPad® and iPod.

July 30, 2013 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches New Freight Matching Technology Load Planner Tool

123Loadboard has launched their newest load planning technology to help professional truck drivers save time and maximize their profits by effectively planning ahead.

July 29, 2013 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Announces Partnership and Full Integration with Arcline (2000) Inc

123Loadboard is partnered and fully integrated with Arcline (2000) Inc. This partnership allows freight brokers and trucking companies to transmit and advertise information on available loads directly to 123Loadboard.

February 20, 2013 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches Powerful Rate Check Tool to Calculate Freight Rates and Maximize Trucking Profits

123Loadboard kicks down the door to the new year with the launch of their Rate Check tool, giving brokers, carriers, and shippers the ability to look up and measure the profitability of truck lanes.

March 2, 2012 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Partners with MacroPoint

123Loadboard, the freight matching service for the trucking industry, has partnered with MacroPoint to offer cellular phone-based solutions that allow for location tracking of any posted load or truck.

August 16, 2007 123Loadboard

Integration with Aljex and 123Loadboard

123Loadboard announced today it has successfully integrated with Aljex.com. Loads and trucks posted via Aljex.com’s software will now also appear in Real-Time in 123Loadboard freight and truck database.