New Technologies Help Level the Playing Field for Independent Truckers

Most truckers drive solo for hundreds of days annually. While being on the road so much can feel isolating at times, they are by no means alone. Qualified, professional truckers are part of an expansive and indispensable network driving commerce and the economy. Each day millions of Class 8 trucks move freight across our nation’s highways. Independent owner-operators and small fleets (<10 trucks) make up more than 90% of those drivers. Not only are they major stakeholders in the future of the...

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What’s on Independent Truck Drivers’ Holiday Wish Lists for 2018?

About 350,000 registered truck owners/operators in the U.S. are an essential part of the vast army of over-the-road trucks responsible for moving freight across our nation’s highways every day.  These independent professional drivers are hardworking and committed to doing their job safely and efficiently.

According to a survey of owner-operators conducted earlier this year, 41 percent of those surveyed spend at least 200 nights away from home and drive more than 100,000 miles per year. Howev...

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Introducing Sleek Fleet: Technology Built to Improve the Profitability of Independent Truckers

Technology and Transportation

Technology now plays a major role in the transportation and logistics space, and its influence continues to expand. After initially being heavily weighted in favor of helping shippers optimize their supply chain networks, technology is finally starting to address the needs of truck drivers.

Yet, most of today's 'technologies' represent incremental enhancements to long-standing tools like load boards and routing guides. Sleek Fleet's technology is different — it...

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Mobile Technology Gives Drivers New Opportunities for Growth

Technology has transformed the supply chain over the past two decades. Shippers, large asset-based carriers, brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) all now have access to a wide range of tools to streamline day-to-day operations, improve performance and increase profitability. However, even with all of these advancements, there's been one group that's largely been ignored — drivers.

Despite being the lifeblood of the supply chain, drivers have lacked solutions designed to meet th...

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Sleek Fleet Announces Results of Owner Operator Driver Survey

  • Data shows drivers' desire to leverage mobile technology for business
  • Direct access to loads and fast pay among most common functionality preferences
  • Results used in development of automated and transparent Sleek Fleet mobile solution

 

CHICAGO, IL — September 20th, 2017 — Sleek Fleet LLC today announced the results of a survey of owner operators conducted to gain insight into current methods of connecting to the internet and acquiring loads as well as functionality preferences. The s...

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Sleek Fleet Launches Solution to Connect Truck Drivers with Shippers

  • No more brokers, owner operators have direct access to shippers
  • Shippers gain industry-first level of access, flexibility and cost savings
  • Automated and transparent Sleek Fleet solution saves time, improves efficiency

 

CHICAGO, IL — July 19, 2017 — Sleek Fleet LLC today announces the official launch of its web- and mobile-enabled freight marketplace solution designed to directly connect owner operators with loads from the world's largest shippers.

Sleek Fleet offers an effective and...

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Sleek Fleet Appoints Executives to Leadership Team

Sleek Fleet LLC today announced the addition of Kelly Cutler as chief marketing officer and Jim Robinson as chief commercial officer. Cutler and Robinson will focus on driver enlistment and shipper engagement delivering on Sleek Fleet's commitment to a virtual network of owner operators.

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Sleek Fleet Selects 3Gtms Transportation Management System

3Gtms, Inc., a provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, announced today that Sleek Fleet, LLC has chosen its 3G-TM transportation management system (TMS) to meet the diverse needs of the market and drive business growth.

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Owner Operator and Professional Employee Driver Facts

Read about Owner Operators and see why we know they're so valuable to the industry. These facts come from the current authority on the topic, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).

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Trucking Industry Facts

Visualize the industry with this cool infographic. See what an employee driver makes and compare it to operating costs. Add in the bureaucratic overhead and you'll know why large carriers have such low operating ratios.

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A&A Releases Study of Digital Freight Matching

There are 27 startups attempting different strategies in our space. Luckily Google taught us that you don't have to be first and best, you just have to be early and better when they overtook Yahoo to become the number one search engine.

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Logistics Management Interview

Hear what industry giant CH Robinson thinks about the current state of the industry and where it's headed. While we don't agree with everything in the article, we believe he makes many good points and expresses valid concerns about automation.

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Business Insider - Cargomatic Article

An in depth look at what went wrong for one would be competitor.

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On the Boulevard Documentary

A look at the challenges Drivers face and why they yearn for the freedom of the road.

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