Women In Trucking Gears Up to Celebrate Women Behind the Wheel

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The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association is proud to host the annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” event March 28, 2015 at the Mid-America Trucking Show that will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. These celebrated women will be showered with all kinds of treats including a chocolate fountain, goodie bags, door prizes, a group photo and a semi-tractor cake to top it all off.

President and CEO of Bennett International Group, Marcia Taylor, will speak to the women and thank them for their hard work and dedication to the trucking industry. Taylor’s dedication to the trucking industry was recognized last year when she received the 2014 “Influential Woman in Trucking” award. She and her late husband founded Bennett International over 40 years ago with only fifteen trucks and thirty trailers. The trucking company has significantly grown over the years and now has a fleet of 2,500 trucks. Bennett International Group plays a key role in the recognition of women drivers with its “Women in the Driver’s Seat” initiative that strengthens women in the trucking industry.Woman Truck Driver Standing By Truck

The guests will be in the annual group picture before the door prizes are given to the truckers. The primary door prize for this year is a $1,000 gift card to Walmart followed by ten Apply iPads and a multiple $100 gift cards for Alliance Truck Parks along with a TA Dining Card.

Women In Trucking has high hopes to exceed their record of attendance based on the 2004 women only truck convoy in Dronton, Netherlands that enticed 416 women.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this exciting event to salute the hard working women in the trucking industry. Any and all female truckers are encouraged to attend the event and do not have to be members of WIT.

Could Trucking Jobs Look Like Uber in the Future?

Uber Company Logo“What if local trucking could be easier?” asks a promotional video for Cargomatic, a new startup working to “Uberize” local trucking jobs. Across the United States, a number of new businesses are popping up utilizing the Uber model of trucking, and at the rate things are going, it looks like this trend could be around for a while.

The Uber model in trucking, utilized by many companies, including Venice, California-based Cargomatic and New York-based Transfix, aims to connecting local shippers with local truckers in the hopes of cutting down on the amount of “empty miles” that truck drivers travel. With current manual matching systems, matches often require drivers to go out of their way to make deliveries. The result: a surplus of “wasted miles” that lead to increased traffic congestion, unnecessary air pollution, tired drivers, and increased prices of goods.

The new Uber-esque startups instead utilize an automated matching system, allowing for drivers to be matched with trucking companies closest to them. Instead of travelling across the state, a driver is able to make a delivery close by. As a result, there is a decrease of traffic in the area, drivers are less tired, shippers can focus on getting another load delivered, and the prices of goods holds steady.

The new businesses aim to give shippers more power when finding drivers for their loads, letting them match directly with dependable drivers, while also allowing drivers the chance to use their time more effectively. After the system pairs a driver and shipper based on the mileage between the two, the app automatically drafts a digital contract. There is no paperwork for the shippers and drivers to fill out, which drastically reduces the amount of time it takes for a load to get picked up. The app offers the driver navigation to the destination, which changes according to severe weather and traffic and continues to update shippers of the driver’s progress in real time. When the truck driver makes their delivery, they upload a photo of the proof-of-delivery, which automatically prompts payment. Drivers receive payment within a few days of delivery.

Another key feature of the new system is that it allows drivers the opportunity to capitalize on empty space on their vehicles. The real-time website and mobile app gives drivers the opportunity to sign up to pick up additional shipments from companies along their route. This system gives more control to drivers and shippers alike, with the benefits impacting their entire community.

The new Uber models seek to address existing problems in the trucking industry. “If you read the studies, they tell you a tremendous amount of money is lost every year from people sitting in traffic,” says Drew McElroy, co-founder of Transfix. “Obviously having trucks in that traffic that are empty is wasteful and ridiculous.”

According to Transfix, each year, empty miles, caused by inefficient matches, result in nearly 19 billion empty miles nationwide. This costs big bucks in unnecessary fuel, all while resulting in clogged roads and wearing down of infrastructure. Decreasing the amount of empty miles will result in benefits on a number of levels.

The “Uberization” of trucking could have a number of implications, especially as the market continues to expand. As this method continues to grow, payment reform is likely to follow suit. Instead of being paid per mile, drivers utilizing this model will instead be paid a flat rate for each delivery, with the opportunity to earn additional pay by picking up additional shipments that are along the same route as shipments already in transit. As the use of mobile technology becomes commonplace among a majority of Americans, apps like Cargomatic and Transfix make more and more sense.

Already, the new model is attracting attention from some big names. Transfix has partnered with Barnes & Noble to transport loads nationwide, and many other business have expressed interest in adopting the model. To date, Transfix has raised nearly $2 million dollars. Cargomatic recently announced that it had raised $8 million in venture capital. The funding comes from Canann Partners, and included funding from Structure Capital and Volvo Group Venture.

“This is an exploding market,” said Former Chicago (and D.C.) DOT chief Gabe Klein. “And in this case not only do I think it’s a huge market that’s antiquated and old school that needs to be updated, but I also think there are other use cases in terms of local delivery service.”

What do you think about this new movement in trucking industry? Do you think this should be the next big thing? Let us know in the comments below.

USA Truck Stocks Soar, Catches Forbes Attention

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To say that 2015 is off to a good start for USA Truck might be an understatement. On the heels of a very successful fourth quarter in 2014, USA Truck is feeling the momentum as they head into 2015. Their success is attracting attention from some very prominent names in the business world as well. Business powerhouse Forbes is taking notice of the big things happening at USA Truck.

On February 11, USA Truck reported its fourth-quarter financial results, and they were record-breaking. Their stock closed out 2014 at $30.27 a share. This was a dramatic increase from the $16.20 per share on October 20. An 85% jump in just four months is impressive for everyone, much less a fairly small trucking  company.

The company’s exciting announcement comes almost exactly one year after it named John Simone as president and CEO on February 13 of 2013. This move, intended to refocus USA Truck towards its traditional business of truckload freight services and away from the prior management’s focus on shorter length-of-haul deliveries, set the stage for USA Truck’s tremendous growth in 2014. Only a year earlier, the company posted a loss.

“Our robust fourth quarter capped a transformative year for USA Truck,” says Simone. Simone reported that 2014 marked the “highest quarterly earnings per share in more than nine years” for the company. 2014 was also the company’s first full year of positive EPS since 2008, posting 2014 diluted earnings of 74 cents a share compared to a loss of 44 cents in 2013.

A number of factors contributed to USA Truck’s dynamite year. While their numbers were helped by the ever-present high levels of demand for truckers and mechanics as well as favorable fuel prices, Simone credits “significant improvements in revenue per tractor in its trucking business, including operational improvements, such as improved fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs” with leading to such success in the fourth quarter.

USA Truck hopes to continue its growth into the new year, making 2015 an even bigger year than the last. “In 2015, we believe USA Truck is well positioned to deliver another year of growth and continued operating improvements,” says Simone, based on the continued “efficient execution of our turnaround plan.” The way things are going, some investors expect that USA Truck’s stock could rise to nearly $60 per share in the next 18 months.

USA Truck says that all of the growth they are experiencing wouldn’t be a reality without its hard-working members.

“The steady progress we are making would not be possible without the many contributions and dedication of USA Truck’s team members, whose efforts we greatly appreciate,” says Simone. “All of us will be working together to make 2015 ‘Even Better.’”

Big things are happening at USA Truck. If you would like more information on how you can become a part of the growth at USA Truck, visit their website today!

Boyd Bros. Reduces Jumpstarts With Trojan OverDrive Battery

Boyd Bros. Trojan OverDrive Battery

Boyd Bros. Transportation has achieved a significant milestone that might change the winter truck driving season as we know it. Thanks to the OverDrive AGM 31 from Trojan Battery Company, the Clayton, Alabama-based company has seen a dramatic decrease in truck jumpstarts. After outfitting its trucking company fleet with the OverDrive AGM 31T battery from Trojan, the fleet has only required four jumpstarts throughout the whole winter season, as opposed to an average of 21 jumpstarts each week last season. The new and improved battery life has allowed Boyd Bros. to even better serve their clients, keeping true to their time-definite delivery promise.

“Harsh winter weather takes a toll on heavy-duty trucks and their batteries, with battery jumpstarts needed on a regular basis,” said David Baker, Vice President of Maintenance at Boyd Bros. Transportation  “This winter driving season really put the Trojan OverDrive AGM 31 battery to the test, and it passed with flying colors.  With such a dramatic decrease in the number of dead batteries, our drivers avoided the unnecessary downtime of having to wait for a battery jumpstart.  What’s more, at an average cost of over $300 per jumpstart, Trojan’s OverDrive AGM 31 has generated significant cost savings. We couldn’t be more pleased with our decision to continue using Trojan’s OverDrive battery in our fleet of long-haul trucks.”

Trojan is committed to helping users get the most out of a deep-cycle AGM battery. The company has spent more than 85 years developing the right battery for the right commercial trucking application.

“It is essential to the success of a trucking company to have all equipment operating at peak performance, especially the battery,” said Brad Bisaillon, director of strategic accounts for Trojan Battery.  “The rugged durability and dependability offered by OverDrive enables trucking companies to achieve a lower cost of ownership by providing longer battery life, more run-time and less maintenance.”

The OverDrive AGM 31 has been specially engineered to withstand the rigors and abuse of deep discharge applications. The true deep-cycle battery is equipped with key design features developed to deliver the long duration energy storage required for heavy-duty trucking applications. The new battery:

  • Delivers rugged durability and deep cycling capabilities required for heavy duty severe applications.
  • Provides consistent and reliable performance necessary for hotel loads
  • Delivers 730 cold cranking amps, even in extreme weather conditions.
  • Features robust plate construction, heavy duty corrosion resistant grids, high-density low-porosity paste and a rugged polypropylene case.

To get more information about how you can improve winter driving (and all year long)  with the help of Trojan Battery products, visit their website. If you would like more information on Boyd Bros. Transportation, visit their website.

FMCSA Closes Trucking Companies for Imminent Hazard

FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration LogoThe FMCSA recently shut down two trucking companies, declaring them imminent hazards to public safety.

In January, The FMCSA ordered JDJD Transportation located in Las Vegas to immediately shut down after a federal investigation revealed a number of violations of critical safety regulations. JDJD Transportation operated three truck-tractors that transported heavy equipment, machinery, and metal in the southwestern US.

An FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) investigation showed the trucking company in violation of a number of serious federal regulations. The violations included:

  • Failing to ensure that its truck drivers complied with hours-of-service regulations designed to prevent fatigue, including limitations on daily driving and maximum on-duty hours.  During the investigation, investigators found that JDJD Transportation failed to maintain copies of truck drivers’ records and had no safety management system to check and ensure driver compliance.

  • Failing to ensure drivers possess a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and that they were qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle, using truck drivers that had not been tested for drug or alcohol use, and failing to implement a drug and alcohol testing program.

  • Failing to systematically inspect, repair, and maintain its commercial vehicles.  JDJD Transportation had no annual inspection records and did not require truck drivers to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections for its 15- to 30-year-old vehicles despite a pattern of roadside inspections finding serious maintenance problems.

Prior to the investigation, the trucking company was subjected to nine roadside inspections. On all but two occasions, the inspections led to the discovery of multiple serious safety violations. During an inspection just three days before the FMCSA ordered the carrier to cease operations, JDJD Transportation’s vehicle was placed out-of-service for multiple safety defects, including cracks in the vehicle’s frame.

During the same time period, the company was also cited for failing to ensure compliance with load securement, size limitation, and signage requirements. In December 2014, a JDJD flatbed trailer struck an overpass near Houston, Texas. The drivers was charged with transporting an oversized load, having an expired license, and having no insurance.

The FMCSA imminent hazard order instructs JDJD Transportation to cease all commercial motor vehicle operations, including interstate and intrastate transportation, from all dispatching locations or terminals. Additionally, the FMCSA has revoked the carrier’s federal operating authority and suspended its USDOT number. Defying an imminent hazard out-of-service order and operating without authority and a USDOT number could cost the company in a big way. Civil penalties of up to $60,000 as well as a criminal penalty including a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment of up to a year could come in response to violations of the order.

“Our highly trained team of federal safety investigators and inspectors are dedicated professionals who work in close cooperation with our state partners every day everywhere in the country,” said FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling.  “We will continue to be aggressive in enforcing safety rules that serve to protect everyone.”

More recently, a South-Dakota based trucking company, Lonnie Roth, and separately its owner, have been ordered to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations following an investigation. The October 2014 investigation, conducted by FMCSA safety investigators, resulted in an unsatisfactory safety rating. Investigators found the company guilty of serious violations, including dispatching a driver known to have an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or higher, failing to implement a random testing program for truck drivers for controlled substances and alcohol use, and failing to ensure that its drivers complied with federal hours-of-service regulations. On December 28, a federal order requiring the company to cease operations went into effect.

On December 5, 2014, owner Lonnie Roth’s commercial driver’s license was revoked separately. The license was revoked by the state because Roth operated a commercial motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

In January, on at least one occasion, Roth’s trucking company defied the federal shut-down order, continuing commercial operations. Driver Roth was discovered to be operating a commercial motor vehicle without a valid CDL and while violating federal regulations on the consumption of alcohol prior to operating a commercial motor vehicle.

“There is no higher priority than safety and we will not hesitate to order unsafe commercial drivers, vehicles, or entire companies off the road,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “Our common sense safety regulations serve to protect the motoring public; everyone deserves to reach their destination safely.”

**Update: The FMCSA announced a third company that they would be shutting down, after declaring in an imminent hazard to public safety. Sorbon Transport, based in Aurora, Colorado has been ordered to be shut down immediately after a recent federal investigation revealed a number of critical safety violations.

The FMCSA launched a safety investigation of Sorbon Transport earlier this month. The investigation yielded numerous serious violations of federal regulations. Sorbon Transport was cited for failing to systematically inspect, repair, and maintain its commercial vehicles, failing to ensure that its drivers complied with hours-of-service regulations, and failing to ensure drivers were qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Additional details on the company’s violations can be found here.

The FMCSA imminent hazard order means Sorbon Transport must cease all commercial motor vehicle operations from all dispatching locations or terminals. The FMCSA also revoked the carriers federal operating authority and suspended its USDOT number. If Sabor Transport violates the imminent hazard out-of-service order, the company could face civil penalties, of up to $60,000 as well as a criminal penalty including a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment of up to a year.

“Companies that ignore basic safety maintenance of their equipment, disregard hours of service requirements, and use unqualified drivers have no place on our highways and roads,” said FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling.  “FMCSA staff across the country are dedicated to protecting innocent lives by preventing crashes involving large commercial motor vehicles from ever occurring.”

Barr-Nunn Transportation Emphasizes Competitive Pay

Flatbed truck driving down the roadExperienced company truck drivers looking for a new career opportunity, look no further than Barr-Nunn Transportation.

The company offers experienced drivers pay and benefits that can’t be beat. Barr-Nunn offers experienced truck drivers starting pay of  $0.50 per mile in their OTR Zone 3 fleet, with drivers eligible to receive additional pay and bonuses on top of base pay. Drivers also qualify for 3 to 4 days of hometime every 18 days and receive paid practical miles.

In addition to handsome pay, Barr-Nunn drivers have access to new equipment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance, and a 401K plan beginning on their very first day. Additionally, truck drivers can receive CSA Bonuses of $475 every 90 days.

The most recent changes come on the heels of other announcements of changes the trucking company announced earlier this year in efforts to make the company more truck driver friendly. In January, the company announced that Barr-Nunn drivers receive detention pay after 1 hour. Additionally, the company increased its life insurance policies to $10,000 per employee at the beginning of the year. Finally, beginning this month, all new Freightliner Trucks equipment will come standard with a Double Bunk Condo.

Barr-Nunn Transportation is a great place for new drivers to break into the trucking industry as well. Barr-Nunn offers impressive wages and benefits to drivers with little to no experience. Barr-Nunn is continuously announcing pay enhancements for new drivers to ensure that all those who work at Barr-Nunn get the pay and benefits they deserve.

If you want more information on truck driving jobs with Barr-Nunn, contact the company today. Don’t forget to inquire about Barr-Nunn’s new driver transition pay, which is paid weekly and totals to over $2,000. Find information on job openings visit the link at the top of the page.

Roehl Transport Hiring in Central WI for New Dairyland Fleet

Red Roehl Transport truck driving on a bridgeWorkers in Central Wisconsin who are interested in breaking into the trucking industry have plenty of job openings to choose from, if they are armed with the proper truck driver training.

Roehl Transport, Marshfield-based carrier, has a number of truck driving jobs available. The company is currently hiring across central Wisconsin, to add to the 2,200 truck drivers the company currently employs, according to Lucas Heart, marketing and communications manager for Roehl.

“Very few jobs have this level of demand right now,” Heart said. “Truck drivers can get jobs anywhere, especially if they’re safe and have clean motor vehicle records, so it’s a great career choice.”

Roehl is the only company across the country on the hunt for new drivers. Currently, between 25,000 and 35,000 trucking positions are open in the U.S. That number is expected to rise to over 200,000 positions over the next 10 to 15 years, as current drivers retire, said Heart.

Heart pointed out that not all trucking jobs required drivers to be away from home for extended periods of time. Roehl, for example, has created a Dairyland Fleet, allowing drivers to stay close to home. Drivers in this fleet deliver in Wisconsin and some nearby areas on Illinois and Minnesota, earning $45,000 to $55,000 a year.

“I like the (Dairyland) fleet because it’s flexible, convenient and close to home,” said Chuck Bean of Eau Claire, who has been driving in Roehl’s Dairyland Fleet for a little more than a year. “I’m comfortable because I know Wisconsin, and I get to be home on time and when I need to be there.”

A start in the trucking industry doesn’t have to come at a high expense for new drivers. Roehl offers a three-week training course to get a commercial driver’s license. Drivers who complete the course at Roehl qualify for tuition reimbursement if they pass the course. Roehl also offers new hires additional formal training with a certified trainer. Within 9 months of getting a CDL, new truck drivers can be on their way to earning $50,000 a year.

With so many job opportunities in the trucking industry, why not apply today? For more information, go to the link at the top of the page to learn more about beginning your career with Roehl trucking company.


Prime Transportation Fights Trucking Obesity With Fitness Program

Prime Inc. truck on the roadPrime Trucking’s successful reputation has reached new heights. Prime’s commitment to improve the overall health and fitness of its truck drivers is gaining national attention with its newest section in Sports Illustrated. Drivers, if you are looking for a reason to join the team at Prime Inc., look no further. The Transformation Program is the official name for the program that drivers must enroll in to be given the chance to participate in the Driver Health and Fitness Program (DHF Program). In the very first year of the program 61.7 percent of the truck drivers who enrolled completed the program. The successful end results included a decrease in the risk of 60 different diseases including 12 different types of cancer.

Sihpiwe Baleka is Prime Inc.’s health and fitness coach. He joined Prime with a successful record from his years of attending Yale University as a swimmer. He led the swimming team to an Ivy League Championship after years of being the underdogs.

Baleka considers himself to be a part of this health and fitness journey with the drivers. He says they still have a long ways to go, without access to a gym and workout equipment, along with a lack of resources to store up healthy foods to make while on the road. Baleka has plans to lower the fleet’s collective BMI to under 30, the BMI that indicates obesity. He hopes that once other drivers see this positive change taking place in the lives of their fellow truckers they will find the motivation to join in the healthy lifestyle change. The national percentage of obese drivers is 69 percent and the drivers at Prime are already ahead of the game with only 58 percent of its drivers as obese. With Baleka’s continued dedication and care, the truck drivers at Prime will continue to see positive health results.

“All of this attention is amazing,” said Baleka. “I told the Prime truck drivers that we were going to start a movement that would set an example for all of America, and it is happening.”

Prime Trucking’s health program has seen much of this success due to its annual month long bicycle challenge. The bicycle challenge is a great incentive for drivers to be active in the Driver Health and Fitness program. It takes the truckers outside and gives them a chance to move around and take in the beautiful sites of their routes. Any trucker who carries a bike on their truck and has access to a smart phone with the app to track their distance can participate. Previous winners of the bike challenge enjoyed not only getting fit, but also taking in the scenery of the places they travel to on the job. “The bike challenge gave me the incentive to ride more often and further than I would have otherwise. I encourage every truck driver to find a way to get out of the truck and exercise as often as you can,” said previous winner Roy Romo. Coach Baleka was very impressed and inspired by the truckers’ biking habits.

The Driver Health and Fitness Program is designed to encourage truckers to simply develop disciplined and healthy eating and exercise habits. The leaders of the DHF program understand how hard it is for truckers to be away from their families and to fill some of the possible emotional voids with food as a quick fix to uplift themselves. The website provides healthier alternatives for the fast foods and sit down restaurant foods that many drivers consume while on the road.

The goal of the program is not to deprive truck drivers of delicious food and solid meals, but to replace the foods that store fat and decrease energy by eating often and eating enough to satisfy hunger for an extended period of time. The DHF Program has created a seven step strategy for truckers to follow to develop better eating habits. One key note to remember is that these habits do now always begin with what you eat, but how you eat. Some of the tips include always exercising for at least 15 minutes, eating breakfast, eating something every three hours and keeping a log of the exercise routines and food consumption. These simple steps will help truckers to create very intentional habits and to lift their spirits once they see tangible evidence of their improvement.

For more details about available jobs with Prime Inc. visit the link at the top of the page.

McLeod Express Offers New Pay Increase

McLeod Express LogoMcLeod Express is committed to putting their truck drivers first by ensuring their truckers have a substantial amount of time at home and a staff that has an energetic and personal approach to running the company. McLeod works hard to make sure every trucker operates with a plan that is best suitable for their lives. McLeod Express ads yet another reason why its family oriented, trucking business is known as one of the best with its new pay increase that will start in February.

The new pay- scale includes $0.50 per mile for OTR Company Drivers and $0.46 per mile for Regional Drivers. Thanks to McLeod’s Pay Protection Plan truck drivers will receive their pay even during times of crisis when unpredicted circumstance keep them off the road. Substantial time at home, in-house maintenance, 24-hour dispatch and transition pay for new drivers are some of the benefits that McLeod offers.

“Our new pay increase is going to benefit our truck drivers immensely. I think with this, McLeod Express is going to be an even better place for drivers,” says David Gibbs, McLeod Express’ President. “We’ve always focused on what matters – great home time, full commitment to our drivers and excellent pay. This is just one more way in which we can show our drivers that we care, and want to keep their wallets brimming.”

* Get more information about McLeod Express or to apply for available truck driving jobs.

Trucking News Roundup

Freymiller Trucking Unveils New Radio Station

Freymiller Trucking recently debuted their own branded, digital radio station, Freymiller Radio. Freymiller Radio will be available to online and mobile listeners across the US. The radio station is the first of its kind in the trucking industry. The station will open a direct line of communication to trucking professionals everywhere. The station streams live 24/7 from FreymillerRadio.com and also plays from its own custom mobile app for iPhone or Droid.

Each weekday, Freymiller Radio will start the day airing The Eddie Kilroy Morning Show. The show will feature driver call-ins and the famous Kilroy style that was featured on XM Radio’s “Willie’s Place” for over 7 years.

“Freymiller has always been about the driver.  Now, here comes Freymiller Radio to be a national network radio destination for trucking professionals who want more than a talk show and something livelier than computer playlist,” said company founder Don Freymiller in a statement.

Freymiller Radio will encourage two-way communication so trucking professionals can stay in touch and be heard.  Listener interaction will take place mainly via Facebook and Twitter. Listeners may tune in viawww.freymillerradio.com, and call in to the live talk show daily from 8 am to noon central time by calling 844-4-KILROY (844-454-5769).

Salina Tech gets grant for trucking program

Salina Area Technical College, located in Salina, Kansas, is the recipient of a $30,000 Innovative Technology Grant from the Kansas Board of Regents to help the college start a commercial truck driving school program.

The program was announced in the fall, and is expected to begin in March. This is the first time Salina Tech has received an Innovative Technology grant from the Board of Regents.

New Freight Matching Web App Helps Trucking Companies Fill Empty Truck Space

ComFreight is a new mobile friendly web application that helps smaller trucking companies find freight matches.

The app works by allowing trucking companies who are  using the system to setup customizable alerts for finding freight on or within the range of specific lanes and within specific weight and lengths of loads within time windows determined by the users. Users only get alerts if loads match up to all parameters set by users.

ComFreight has thousands of users and a continuously growing direct shipper user base to help ensure that empty truck spaces are filled each day. ComFreight does not take a percentage of any freight match made in the system which allows its users to pocket all payment for any load or new customer gleaned from its commercial freight marketplace.

“The goal here is to help the smaller trucking company or carrier find loads ahead of time and easily setup visibility for existing capacity or free capacity they know they will have in the future and match these spaces up to loads in the commercial freight market,” said Steve Kochan, CEO and Co-Founder of ComFreight.