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Where are you? Can carriers easily locate you?

By at August 22, 2017 | 12:56 PM | 0 Comment

Where are you? If you’re not listed somewhere that makes it easy for fleet managers, owner operators and carrier dispatchers to find you, you're forfeiting a huge percentage of options in a sea of new opportunity.  A newer, smarter,  more efficient network has emerged demanding an upgrade from old web phone book technology. While driverless or uber-pilot cars are

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Free live pilot car posting

By at July 7, 2017 | 3:17 PM | 0 Comment

We’re hitting the 4th of July with a new style! Freight volumes are up as you all know. If you aren’t working then you’re surely not using our service as everyone is busy, busy, busy! WideloadShipping.com (http://wideloadshipping.com) is making the owner operator bank every day - that's our job! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||

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Getting 2017 started.

By at June 3, 2017 | 5:45 PM | 0 Comment

As you are aware the weather is finally starting to clear up in the Northern states. Frost laws will again be completely lifted and we will move towards being in full swing again for another season. With consumer confidence comes more spending which in turn brings on more production which means you will all be busy and possibly even exceed your capabilities. Each year at

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Volume predictions for 2016

By at May 4, 2016 | 4:45 PM | 0 Comment

Based on Van and refrigerated freight volume predictions and the industry so far for 2016, the outlook or the oversize trucking industry and heavy haul isn't looking too good. As you all know of course this is an election year which has the consumer nervous about spending. It also has project coordinators that handle large projects like wind towers, bridges and such

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Posting loads vs click-n-call

By at April 26, 2016 | 2:18 AM | 0 Comment

Posting loads vs clicking a pin and calling the number listed for pilot cars and flaggers. It's all elementary my dear friends. Put yourself in the seat of your customers. If you were a trucking company or a dispatcher for a trucking company what would you do? Let's explore the possibilities shall we? "Dispatcher A" or "Driver A" (we'll call her/him) is looking for a

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California Pilot Cars Maze

By at July 25, 2015 | 4:38 PM | 0 Comment

The State of California does not make it easy for pilot car drivers. We're not sure if the State of California makes anything easy for anyone in the extralegal load shipping industry but there's certainly no way around it. Pilot car drivers have to make sense out of all of these zones, colors, routes, charts and travel restrictions as the driver of the truck is dependent

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Pilot car road rage.

By at July 20, 2015 | 8:20 PM | 2 Comments

Yea I know what you're thinking; road rage, pilot cars? Well yep, that's exactly what i'm speaking of and the reason the issue is being raised. Not everyone is impervious to road rage - especially while working. You could take the calmest easiest driving grandmother there is and is shes behind the wheel working it's a whole different story. The sweet pilot car job is

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Finally a live posting app for pilot cars is close to release.

By at January 23, 2015 | 2:23 AM | 0 Comment

Live pilot car posting app. When we finally released PiloTrac a little over a year ago our main concern was releasing good with a mobile phone app. Pilot car company drivers already have their hands full with too many other responsibilities without having to worry about logging into a computer to post where and when  they will be available at the end of their trip. It

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The benefits of live posting.

By at June 6, 2014 | 12:12 AM | 1 Comments

What are the benefits of live posting? While having a home base pin on the PiloTrac map is essential as more oversize trucking companies begin to use the system on a regular basis there are other tools too. Live posting is a tool you don't ever want to overlook. Why? It's simple. If visitors can see where you are going to be locate in the future they can plan for the

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PiloTrac Rocks!

By at June 5, 2014 | 5:14 PM | 1 Comments

[caption id="attachment_5438" align="alignleft" width="300"] Get more direct runs with PiloTrac.[/caption] No doubt about it PiloTrac works. It has been and will continue to be a huge marketing task to get every single truck there is aware of and using the new live pilot car posting system. However, today we are very pleased with our efforts and the support of the entire

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Pilot Cars, PiloTrac and the news.

By at May 21, 2014 | 12:44 AM | 0 Comment

PiloTrac has a decent opener. We are proud to announce that the new PiloTrac pilot car system release has went very well. We have enough companies in the system to service most of our carriers in the lower 48 states with good quality pilot car service in areas higher shipping ratios. While there will always be room for more pilot cars, this is a very good start for

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Pilot Cars, PiloTrac and the news, cont.

By at May 21, 2014 | 12:43 AM | 1 Comments

Bringing the truck escort industry together. Clarification on truck escort brokerage companies and PiloTrac. As far as truck escort brokerage companies go and the trucking industry as a whole our thoughts on brokerage are this: there's are a lot of pilot car runs being brokered. The percentage of them is extremely high. With today's technology there is no need to have

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About PiloTrac.com

PiloTrac is brought to you by WideloadShipping.com - the largest marketplace for oversize and heavy haul shipping quotes in the world. Since 2003 we have been sending the trucking companies that use our system to the pilot car companies that list their services on our site. After many years we realized a live system would be not only more fair, but efficient as well. With our live posting feature pilot car companies have a better chance at getting a back haul thus maximizing your bottom line. Live posting works and persistence pays!

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