Tag: Trucking

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.

January 17, 2018 123Loadboard

Ice Road Trucking: Risk versus Reward

Except for those in the trucking business, most people have not heard of ice road trucking. The name is pretty self-explanatory. Drivers face treacherous conditions, high levels of danger and brutal temperatures for one hefty paycheck. The question most drivers must consider is whether the risk is worth the reward. It’s helpful for drivers to take a realistic look at what ice road truckers face to determine if the pay validates the danger.

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 13, 2017 123Loadboard

123Loadboard and Thunder Funding Give $1,200,000 to the Trucking Industry for NTDAW 2017

To thank truck drivers for their dedication to moving America’s freight, 123Loadboard and Thunder Funding give over $1,200,000 in load board subscriptions and free first-time factoring services to carriers.

August 21, 2017 123Loadboard

Is Truck Driving One Of America’s Deadliest Occupations?

Traveling and seeing the country may be an added benefit for truck drivers, but that doesn’t discount the fact that truck driving a big rig is one of the most deadly occupations in America.

July 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Thinking of a Trucking Career? Here’s What You Need to Know.

You may be considering a trucking career if you’re reading this article, and there’s great news for you if you are: your economic prospects are very high if you pursue a job as a truck driver in the $650 billion a year trucking industry.

June 21, 2017 123Loadboard

Hauling Hazardous Materials: What is it worth to Truckers?

It’s long been argued that truck drivers aren’t paid nearly enough for the number of hours they’re behind the wheel, the time spent away from family, and the dangers that come with the job. While there are different ways for truckers to increase their salary, it’s always debatable whether the risk is worth the reward, especially when it comes to earning special certifications, like hauling hazardous materials.

May 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Highway Hypnosis – How Truckers Can Avoid White Line Fever

Have you heard about Highway Hypnosis, also known as White Line Fever? Ever pulled into your driveway and had the sudden startling realization that you have no recollection whatsoever of the drive home, just a missing gap in your memory for the route you took, the turns you made, the stops at stop signs, yielding to other cars when appropriate, and attending to all your other responsibilities while operating a motor vehicle?

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 9, 2017 123Loadboard

Top 5 Best and Worst States For Trucking

Not all states are created equal when it comes to truckers and trucking companies. There are numerous elements that go into doing business in the trucking industry. What works well for truckers in one state can be very challenging in a neighboring state. Regardless of the differences in states across the country, there are some 500,000 for-hire fleets traveling the roads today generating more than $800 billion in 2016.

February 22, 2017 123Loadboard

Guns. Should Truckers Carry Them For Protection?

Truckers are one of the driving forces behind making American’s economy run. Delivering in-demand and often expensive loads of supplies to a number of retail stores, restaurants, and others can be a dangerous job. But, traveling across the country as a commercial driver can pose…

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.

September 2, 2016 123Loadboard

Diesel Fumes and The Effects On Truckers

The human body experiences both short-and long-term effects from exposure to diesel fumes. In the short-term, diesel exhaust can irritate a trucker’s eyes, nose, throat, and lungs

August 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Cargo Theft Is on the Rise! How to Protect Your Load

Classically, cargo thieves would try to target big-ticket items, such as expensive TVs or electronics. Those transporting these goods would take extra care to protect themselves from potential theft by avoiding what they perceived to be potentially dangerous situations. But it isn’t just electronics that are under attack.

July 15, 2016 123Loadboard

Millennials And The Future Of Trucking

These potential short- and long-term endangerments could negatively affect the profitability of carriers. With the future in doubt, the trucking industry is rapidly learning that it may need to adjust in order to attract millennials into its driver workforce.

June 28, 2016 123Loadboard

Skin Cancer Tips – Truck Drivers and Skin Damage

Drivers are at a greater risk of skin cancer, with a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology finding more cases in the left arm and side of face in North American Drivers.

June 14, 2016 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Launches Updated iOS Mobile App With Enhancements

123Loadboard’s popular app for load searching, launched a 2.0 iOS mobile app update that introduces the fastest ever in-app searching as well as a new interface to allow carriers more options for filtering their loads. The mobile app has reached a milestone with over 100,000 mobile app user downloads.

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.

June 3, 2016 123Loadboard

Truck Only Lanes. Good or Bad for Truckers?

Separating truck drivers from other motorists makes sense for improved safety and risk management, as well as the ability to deliver important truck loads cross-country faster. It also provides increased safety for motorists. Trucks and passenger vehicles sharing lanes is simply dangerous.

March 29, 2016 123Loadboard

Left Lane Driving. Should Truckers Be Allowed?

Advocates of increasing restrictions on truckers cite safety concerns, stating that truckers regularly using the left lane can lead to dangerous situations that put both them and other motorists at risk. However, some representatives of the trucking industry disagree.

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Overloading. Eliminate as Part of Risk Management

Overloading a truck makes it harder for the driver to control the vehicle in an emergency situation. It becomes harder to stop and longer braking distances are needed. Overloaded cargo shifts more easily which creates an imbalanced load.

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Parking Shortage: How it’s Affecting Trucking

Truck drivers who can’t find parking resort to resting on highway shoulders, in the parking lots of closed strip malls, industrial parks, and on the grassy circles within highway ramps. These can cause serious trucking safety issues.

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.

February 12, 2016 123Loadboard

5 Common Types of Trucking Fraud Schemes

When you’re managing a fleet of drivers, you have a lot to juggle and some unethical folks try to take advantage of that fact. The good news is that there are ways you can protect yourself from these fraudsters by following some of these fraud prevention guidelines.

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.

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 9, 2013 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Increases Trucking Health Awareness at Tough Mudder Event

123Loadboard participated in Tough Mudder for a second year running to promote health and wellness in the trucking industry and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

September 11, 2012 123Loadboard

123Loadboard.com Gives the Trucking Industry $75,000 for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW 2012)

123Loadboard is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) from September 16-22, 2012.

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.

September 13, 2011 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Gives $50,000 Gift for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

123Loadboard, the freight matching service for the trucking industry, will be celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) from September 11-17, 2011.

June 3, 2004 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Begins Identifying P3 Members

123Loadboard announced today that it will be identifying TIA P3 members in searches performed on its site.