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.
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.
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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Being an owner-operator gives you freedom, unlike hauling company freight. You’re your own boss. However, this is not without its challenges...
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