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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.


A Trucking App Made Just for You

October 13, 2021

Introducing the new SmartHop Mobile App: Get strategic loads pushed right to your phone!

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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.

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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

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Layovers in Trucking

August 9, 2021

Layovers are deflating as an owner-operator. You’ve been on your game, yet you’re delayed for at least a day at the shipper or receiver...

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Detention Pay for Trucking

August 2, 2021

Detention can be frustrating and confusing if you don’t know if you will be compensated for it.

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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

Trucker Life

Trucking Community: July Trucker of the Month

July 13, 2021

SmartHop is possible because of the owner-operators and small carriers that we work with every day. They help us continually improve who SmartHop is and how we operate.


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.

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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

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What Brokers Look For In A Carrier Company

January 4, 2021

There are two sides to every story. For owner-operators and small carriers, it’s all about finding the most profitable loads and the best lanes. But there’s another side.


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.

Trucker Life

The Harsh Realities of the Trucking Business

December 2, 2020

Manny and Eddy have been working together in the trucking industry for over a decade. Everyone has their own story of how they got into the industry, so we asked them to share theirs.

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API Integration for Better Business

November 27, 2020

SmartHop reduces friction with its carrier support network

Trucker Life

The Top 10 Scenic Highways for Truckers

November 18, 2020

We've laid out the 10 most scenic routes for truckers across the U.S.


Introducing Copilot: Using the Best Load Boards

November 17, 2020

Say goodbye to information overload and hello to stress-free, above-market load-booking. There's a new way to run your trucking business more profitably, and it's called Copilot.

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