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). For more information, click here: https://www.ooida.com/trucking-facts/ Join our newsletter. click here

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 efficient way for shippers to leverage the robust and reliable owner operator network. Previously unfeasible for large shippers to retain records for a large network of individual owner operators, Sleek Fleet maintains a database of verified drivers, with full driving histories, insurance information and more, and handles all transactions, paying drivers within four hours of proper paperwork submission. Initially beta tested in the Midwest, the marketplace continues to expand its network of verified, experienced independent drivers. The system is designed to ensure that there are no large carriers, brokers or under-qualified drivers as part of the Sleek Fleet network. Upon being verified, drivers can log in to the interface, choose from actual loads based on location and equipment, and submit bids. Drivers learn immediately if a bid was successful and are paid the exact bid amount, with no hidden fees or deductions. "Historically, the marketplace was not set up in a way that was conducive to having owner operators work directly with large shippers," said Michael Nervick, chief executive officer, Sleek Fleet. "Sleek Fleet is designed to be a transparent and turnkey solution, giving drivers direct access to shippers with available freight, up-to-date load information, and quick, competitive...

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 survey found that owner drivers in the U.S. transportation industry are willing to embrace mobile technology and want solutions that directly connect them to freight. Survey Highlights: Embracing Mobile Technology — More than 90 percent of owner operators prefer to access the internet on a mobile-enabled device. Simple is Better — Any mobile technology needs to be easy-to-adopt and focused on core challenges — extra functionality such as route-planning and optimization tools. Enhancing Earning Potential — Improving the load-acquisition process and securing greater rate transparency are prerequisites for enhancing the earning potential of drivers. Focus on Direct Access to Freight — 90% of respondents expressed interest in working directly with shippers to book loads. However, only 13% of respondents listed this as a current load source. Security is Paramount — Online security and keeping their information private is the foremost concern for drivers with mobile technology.   "The survey confirmed what we're hearing in the market", said Tony Sanchez, Client Relations Manager for Sleek Fleet. "Drivers are eager to adopt technology, but it needs to be easy to use and improve their earning potential. We are hearing loud and clear from drivers that they're anxious for a straightforward solution to direct access...

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. To see infographic, click here: https://infographiclist.com/trucking-industry-facts-infographic/ Join our newsletter. click here

Logistics Management Interview

Hear what industry giant CH Robinson thinks about the current state of the industry and where it's headed. While we don't agree with everything in the article, we believe he makes many good points and expresses valid concerns about automation. Link: http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/qa_kevin_abbott_vice_president_north_american_surface_transportation_truckl Join our newsletter. click here

Sleek Fleet Appoints Executives to Leadership Team

Sleek Fleet LLC today announced the addition of Kelly Cutler as chief marketing officer and Jim Robinson as chief commercial officer. Cutler and Robinson will focus on driver enlistment and shipper engagement delivering on Sleek Fleet's commitment to a virtual network of owner operators.  Join our newsletter. click here

On the Boulevard Documentary

A look at the challenges Drivers face and why they yearn for the freedom of the road. Link: https://cdllife.com/2015/documentary-captures-the-glory-days-of-1970s-trucking/ Join our newsletter. click here

Sleek Fleet Selects 3Gtms Transportation Management System

3Gtms, Inc., a provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, announced today that Sleek Fleet, LLC has chosen its 3G-TM transportation management system (TMS) to meet the diverse needs of the market and drive business growth. Join our newsletter. click here

Business Insider – Cargomatic Article

An in depth look at what went wrong for one would be competitor. For more information, click here: https://www.businessinsider.com/cargomatic-uber-for-truckers-history-founders-investors-2016-8?r=UK&IR=T Join our newsletter. click here