Smart Tech Levels the Playing Field for Smart Drivers
November 8, 2021
One of the biggest challenges for small carriers is the lack of resources and deep pockets that legacy trucking companies have, yet owner ops and independent drivers make up a majority of the space. This article will explore how intelligent tech can even this disparity.
SmartHop Debuts Mobile App For Truckers, Announces Two Key Hires
October 15, 2021
SmartHop launched its first mobile application to help truckers book the best loads for their business from the comfort of their smartphone. With the SmartHop App, truckers can find the most optimal, highest-paying loads from their phone without the need to search load boards, reducing time and stress for an already overburdened workforce.
Truck Order Not Used
October 5, 2021
TONU, or Truck Order Not Used is a charge for the last-minute cancellation of an ordered load. Oftentimes, this means an owner-operator is prepared to pick up a load, or even shows up to do so and the customer cancels the arrangement. This can leave drivers frustrated as a profitable day can go to waste.
The Stress of Lumper Fees
August 16, 2021
Lumping is a service used mostly by food warehousing companies and grocery distributors where a third-party unloads your freight delivery for you. A lumper fee is charged to the carrier when a shipper utilizes a lumper. These fees are often reimbursable to the driver by the shipper or the freight broker.
SmartHop and Parade Expand Integration to Democratize Digital Brokerage Access
August 12, 2021
With bi-directional integration, digitally enabled brokers using Parade can interface directly with carriers, SmartHop owner-operators gain access to more high-quality loads
The SmartHop Stress-Free Guarantee: Covering Lumper Fees, Detention Fees and More
July 30, 2021
Not just a better load, a better life. SmartHop Stress-Free Guarantee eases the common friction truckers face daily.
SmartHop Supercharges Platform with DAT Loads Partnership
July 27, 2021
SmartHop's new integration gives independent owner-operators and small carriers access to North America’s largest marketplace for truckload freight, opening up millions of new opportunities
SmartHop Proud to Announce $12M in Series A Funding for Load Booking Platform
March 25, 2021
$12M in funding in a Series A financing round, led by Union Square Ventures (USV) with participation from RyderVenture — a new corporate venture fund from Ryder System. They join additional investors including Equal Ventures, Greycroft, Techstars, LOVC, The Fund, Jett McCandless, Andrew Leto, Alex Yeager and our fantastic angel investors. This enables us to further our mission of helping drivers Truck Smarter, Not Harder.
Surviving the Spot Market As An Independent Trucker
February 16, 2021
Being an owner-operator gives you freedom, unlike hauling company freight. You’re your own boss. However, this is not without its challenges...
SmartHop and Redwood Logistics Join Forces to Help Small Trucking Companies
February 4, 2021
SmartHop and Redwood Logistics Partnership Will Bring New Load Opportunities to Small Carriers
SmartHop Partners with Loadsmart load board To Support Small Carriers Ahead of Holiday Rush
January 20, 2021
SmartHop and Loadsmart Partnership will Broaden Networks and Enhance Offerings for Drivers
SmartHop Hires Two New Trucking Experts: Jeff Ogren and JP Restrepo
December 14, 2020
SmartHop, an innovative technology company built by experienced trucking professionals that’s solving the industry’s most perplexing problem.