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Sleek Fleet Launches Proprietary Machine Learning Platform, Sleek Match Engine, To Find the Perfect Driver For Every Load

Scalable machine learning platform, Sleek Match Engine, powers automatic load distribution for Sleek Fleet customers, and registered carriers, fueling company growth.

Chicago, IL, May 18, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Sleek Fleet, a transportation technology company,  is excited to announce the launch of their proprietary machine learning (ML) engine, Sleek Match Engine. Sleek Match Engine uses millions of truck location points, along with other data to automatically match ideal drivers to availabl...

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Trucking companies are parking their fleet-expansion plans with unprecedented speed.

WSJ report notes decreases in truck orders, and average US truckload rate per mile of $1.51. According to Mike Nervick, Sleek Fleet CEO, "Market conditions will flip at some point, but the key question is when". Until then, shippers and carriers continue on with contingency plans, while developing strategies to bounce back when the economy is ready. "We're collecting data so we, along with our customers, have strong insights to navigate through future unknowns", said Nervick. #SleekPOV

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What’s changing in federal hours of service regs

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that changes are coming to federal hours of service regs. According to Dean Corbolotti, Sleek Fleet Director Shipper Engagement, "Long haul drivers will have more flexibility, which in turn will give them the opportunity to provide better service and possibly make a little more money at the same time. Short haul drivers will have a larger radius to drive and a couple more hours available per day." #SleekPOV

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CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers

When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving this area, it was out of an abundance of caution to help protect U.S. areas with lower levels of COVID-19 spread. In line with our recommendations for other essential critical infrastructure workers, this guidance does not apply to critical transportation and delivery workers who are desperately needed for New York residents to continue their daily lives and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Sleek Fleet Offers Drivers Free Fast Pay and Maximized Margins During Time of Crisis

As the world begins to shut down, truck drivers continue to work around the clock to move medical supplies, water, groceries, and more across the US. "Unfortunately, truck drivers don't get a break. Without drivers on the road our economy would stop," said Mike Nervick, Sleek Fleet CEO. "These men and women don't get the credit they deserve."

To help drivers during this time of crisis, Sleek Fleet, a transportation technology company, is off...

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Van volumes rise as Black Friday approaches

Freight volumes have been building for weeks, but sufficient capacity has kept rates in check so far this fall. The national average van rate of $1.81 per mile is only 1¢ higher than October's average. On the other hand, the top 100 van lanes showed freight volumes increasing last week and more lanes had rising rates than falling rates. The top 100 lanes are often a predictor of where the national average is heading, so we may see increased strength as we approach Black Friday — which occurs ...

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DAT: Van Rates Finally Get a Boost in Jun 2019

For many motor carriers, June couldn't get here fast enough. This is typically the busiest time of the year for spot freight, and it brings in some of the highest rates of the year for trucking companies. Last week, prices increased on 90 of the top 100 van lanes, and on DAT load boards, there were more load posts than any other single week since last September.

Of course, much of last week's jump in rates and load-to-truck ratios was due to International Roadcheck, the 3-day inspection blit...

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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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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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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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