123Loadboard.com, an Internet load board for the transportation industry, has new load planning technology that it says can help truck drivers more effectively plan ahead by taking into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs. Its new Load Planner feature reduces the time required to locate a sequence of the highest potential paying loads to plan a trip without having to perform countless load searches.
“In keeping with our commitment to simplifying life for the owner operator, our Load Planner tool gives professional truck drivers the ability to plan ahead multiple loads over a selected period of time, given an origin and an optional final destination,” said Loarn Metzen, vice president. Then, by using the freight search engine, Load Planner locates a sequence of the most profitable loads taking into account total mileage, driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs.
“The Load Planner automatically sorts trips based on profitability. This ensures that you will always work with the most profitable loads. Should you remove a load from a trip, our system will automatically search for the next highest paying load to complete your trip. The end result is exactly what professional truck drivers are looking for – increased profitability and more time spent with their families,” continued Loarn.
“Now with Load Planner doing the leg work, truckers will have more time to find the ideal loads, routes and best rates to maximize their profits,” added A.J. Sansoy, director of operations. “Load Planner returns multiple trips each consisting of one or more loads with revenue/profitability and trip analysis. The ability to capitalize profits at the touch of a button will translate into less research and more time to determine how you plan on spending that extra profit.”