Trucking and Transportation Terms

Berth – Sleeping compartment behind the cab Bill of Lading – Itemized list of goods in a shipment Bobtail – Tractor operating without a trailer Bunk – Sleeping compartment behind the cab CDL – Commercial drivers license Common Carrier – A company that will carry freight for any customer CPM – Cents per mile Deadhead […]

Paying Owner Operators by Spreadsheet

Are you using spreadsheets to keep track of what you are paying your owner operators? In my 16 years on the transportation software business, I have seen everything from handwritten settlement sheets to excel spreadsheets with hundreds of tabs. We recently implemented a customer with 13 owner operators.  They provided the owner operators with fuel […]

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