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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

Trucker Life

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...

Trucker Life

Detention for Truck Drivers

August 2, 2021

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

The SmartHop Stress-Free Guarantee

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 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

Trucker of the Month: July

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.


From the Desk of the CEO: SmartHop Proud to Announce $12M in Series A Funding

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.

Tips and Advice

Surviving the Spot Market

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 Meet the Needs of New Owner-Operators

February 4, 2021

SmartHop and Redwood Logistics Partnership Will Bring New Load Opportunities to Small Carriers


SmartHop Partners with Loadsmart To Support Small Carriers Ahead of Holiday Rush

January 20, 2021

SmartHop and Loadsmart Partnership will Broaden Networks and Enhance Offerings for Drivers

Tips and Advice

What Brokers are Looking for in a Carrier

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 Adds Jeff Ogren and JP Restrepo as Head of Marketing and General Manager

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 Industry

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.

Tips and Advice

A Better Connection for Better Business

November 27, 2020

SmartHop reduces friction with its carrier support network

Trucker Life

10 Best Scenic Routes for Truckers

November 18, 2020

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


Introducing Copilot

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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