NEWS BRIEF - TransCore and TIA on America's Truckin' Network Radio Show: Panel to Discuss the Needs of Owner-Operators and Small Carriers

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On Tuesday, January 22nd, Don Thornton, senior vice president of sales, commercial technology group for TransCore, will be part of an industry panel hosted by and broadcast on America's Truckin' Network. ATN, originating on Cincinnati's 700 WLW radio station, is heard nationally through network of affiliates and XM Satellite Radio. Each night from Midnight to five a.m., the station's programming is focused on programming relevant to the thousands of truckers driving at night.

Nearly 70 percent of the carriers in our DAT Network have 10 or less trucks and almost 50 percent of less than three.

    Thornton, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) President Bob Voltmann, and Wayne Carucci, vice president, sales & operations for Gateway Distribution, will discus how owner-operators and small carriers can identify "quality brokers" and build mutually beneficial relationships with them. Additionally, the panel will address how the independent trucker and carrier operators can maximize TransCore's freight matching network.

"The success of both carriers and brokers depends on their ability to find good partners. Carriers can easily identify quality brokers by looking for the TIA logo next to the posted loads," said Voltmann.

He added, "TransCore makes it easy to identify TIA members on their freight matching system by identifying member loads with the TIA logo and they also allow users to sort loads by TIA members."

According to Thornton, TransCore is very focused on smaller carriers pointing out that, "Nearly 70 percent of the carriers in our DAT Network have 10 or less trucks and almost 50 percent of less than three."

TransCore recently revamped their owner-operator freight match platform, Since its overhaul, has experienced 10 percent growth month-over-month. DAT Connect, TransCore's freight match system for smaller carriers and helped move over 40 million loads through the DAT network. TransCore has placed 1200 DAT load boards in truckstops and travel centers across the United States and Canada, to enable owner-operators quick, easy access to quality loads.

"We've worked extremely hard at making DAT the most reliable, secure trading network for our brokers and carriers. Our uptime ratings and the quality of loads and trucks posted is unparalleled in the industry," said Thornton.

The forum can be heard live, January 22nd and can also be heard via pod cast by going to

About TransCore

With products and installations in 46 countries, more than 100 patents worldwide, and pioneering applications of Internet-based logistics technologies, radio frequency identification (RFID), and satellite-based asset tracking technology, TransCore's expertise is unparalleled in the transportation markets it serves.

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