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14+ years of success and they keep coming back? Snake oil? Not a chance with all these free tools!

You’ve got to admit this year’s been very good to us all with freight volumes up over 40% from this time last year.

Which reminds me we have a iPhone app that can be found in the iTunes store FREE and for you android users you can get a FREE copy in the Google Play store. Simply download, enter your username and password and you’re good to go! Remember not to hook up multiple devices on a single account though as it will detect it and freeze your account. 1 phone, 1 tablet and 1 home PC (on a single IP address and we collect all device MAC address) in order to maintain some sort of order. So if you upgrade your phone/tablet/PC and it will not work just give us a call and we can investigate it for you. Also, keep your same account when you first signed up(write it down somewhere). The days of multiple free trials are over forever. We had our server software upgraded too. Hint: We have some super cool phone apps coming later this summer. We’re truly changing portions of our industry. Forever.

 

We’ve been getting a lot more flatbed and power only requests which is another reason to use your portable device as we recently added a new “truck posting” feature for you + you get free advertising and in the event of an emergency it’s always good to know where all of the BIG rigs are. We’ll be adding refined search features to the loadboard app this summer as well so look for that new feature very soon.

 

WideloadShipping.com has made owner operators and trucking companies hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of the last 14+ years, taking millions of hits each month and this isn’t a snake oil sales jingle. If you’re not busy right now then you’re looking in the wrong places. We’re only $40 a month or pay yearly and save even more. We also now have the Direct Customer archives section so you can send a friendly email introducing your company and the services you provide if you like that particular weight/route. Remember our primary objective is to connect the owner operator direct with the shipper and 14+ years is telling us we’re getting it done!

 

Quick notes:

  • Whenever you click on PilotCars anywhere on the website or phone app it takes you straight to PiloTrac. PiloTrac is a map full of pins listing the home bases in red and (LIVE) available pilot cars looking to get home in blue. You can click on the “available dates” calendar to see who is where on any certain date. You don’t have to sign up and it’s FREE for carriers. It’s where all that action is – so use it!
  • All summer long we will be updating all of the state/province rules and regulations. If you know something we don’t or want an added feature simply comment at the bottom of that page (all regulations pages) and not only will we see it, we’ll reply (another good free advertising tactic as long as it’s good clean non-repetitive text.
  • It’s about that time of the year to check on your listing in our directory if you happen to have one. Two reasons; 1.) Google now suggests 900 words minimum (with keywords used from 7-9% contained in the text.
  • Google very much likes pictures now that it has tineeye technology and can read all of the camera coding (EXIF data) and knows what the image is of. Not only that but the listings rotate by “last” edited not random or alphabetical. For some reason (maybe because we’ve had it up so long) our directory takes millions of hits each year. It works well we know – if it didn’t nobody would renew their listings. Most of the companies in it are repeat customers. If you’re not listed in it GET IN IT AND FIND OUT WHY! YOU CAN’T MAKE MORE MONEY IF YOU CAN’T BE FOUND!

 

Last but certainly not least. SAVE YOUR MONEY! These last few years have been tough at times so instead of buying that new flashy car or new fancy guitar or whatever it is. Wait a little while. Let’s see if this economy is going to keep booming and making us all bank!  If so great and if not you’re prepared,

 

The absolute best,

 

WideloadShipping.com

New truck posting feature

New truck posting feature

Check out our new truck posting feature!

Carriers – Since technology and development money is in your long deserved corner we decided to add a new feature to your new loadboard and phone app; truck posting. While truck posting may not be the most popular thing in our industry as some loads require a lot of planning we have noticed more and more loads being posted with ASAP as the ship date. Researching it we learned a high percentage of these ASAP posts were on the smaller, lighter side making them easier to transport as all you needed was permits and you could roll. So while truck posting here is going to take a little time to get going the end result is going to make it well worth it even if it’s just for extra fuel to go in your desired direction. So, make sure you post with persistence and remember even one load from a direct customer can make all of the difference in the world. To use this new feature simply login it your account and click on “Post Trucks”.

Connect your loadboard account to your iPhone today!

Connect your loadboard account to your iPhone today!

We will be adding this feature to the iPhone app and the update will be available within the next few days. As far as the Android app goes our development team is working on it now and completion date will be sometime within the next week we’re hoping. On a last note the actual display page of your posted trucks will probably change looks a few time over the next week until we can get it ironed out the way we want it so don’t put too much thought into that. Links for customers will be on the front page, under the “Trucks” menu in the navigation bar, the “thank you” page after they’ve posted a load and a few other strategic locations throughout the website. To view the page click here. Your feedback is welcome by simply clicking on the “feedback” button located on the left of your screen from most pages on the site.

With that said, keep on trucking and don’t take cheap freight!

Regards,
WideloadShipping.com

Adding a icon image in from section of email

Adding a icon image in the “from” section of my email.

Author: Michael Rader
November 8, 2013

Have you ever got an email and saw icons in the “from” section of the email? I have. I got an email today on my iPhone 4s that had two airplane images on both sides of the email address from the person who sent it to me. I was amazed. How did they do this? So I set out to do the research on it. I was unable to produce any results from searching “adding a icon image” or “email from icon” or “image in from section of email” so I figured I would fully research this technology and share it with others. Here is what the email I got from an associate looked like:

icon image from section email

Clearly there are image icons in this email message I got on my iPhone 4.

As it turns out this is only a feature that is capable of showing up in an iPhone. But there is surprisingly very little about it published on the web. I would think that something this cool would make everyone want to have it. It would be the latest big craze but I guess I was wrong. So I write this article for those of you like me appreciate the smaller things in life. I was hoping to be able to place a semi-truck with a heavy haul mover trailer next to my name in our outbound company emails. Outlook express does not support this ability. We even researched trying to place a snippet of code in the header of the message or in the email message properties. No luck. Here is another version of the icon image below.

In the from line of your email message.

Two cool looking airplane icons on each side of the name of the sender of this e-mail message.

Getting your image to display properly next to your name.

If you know how to get these fancy images to display next to your name placed in an email message we sure would like to hear from you. Is this specific to a certain network of email senders only? The only occasion that we we have seen this on is in the images displayed on this page. Since this e-mail came to us obviously from the LinkedIn domain it is possible

Email image icon on the senders from line.

Here is yet another example of a icon that is next to the senders name in a e-mail.

 that the only way for this is to be done and displayed properly is if one: it was sent from a profile from within LinkedIn and two: it was received on an iPhone. We tried forwarding this message to our inbox using Outlook Express and it would not show up. It showed two squares in place of the icon image next the senders name.

Closing in on the technology that does this.

In any event it sure is neat technology. We just got told by a co-worker that LinkedIn did infact just release a new service called “Intro” for all of their users in an effort to expand as they are getting more popular these days. The new Intro service will show recipients with iPhones the senders LinkedIn profile within the body of the email being sent so the person receiving it does not have the leave the environment of the email or open a web browser link to see more information about them like their title and workplace as well as their profile picture. If the recipient chooses to they can click a link that will display more information about them that they have placed on their main profile.  If you are interested in trying the Intro service you can do so for free from your iPhone. If you would like to check it out you can watch their promo video. They have also recently released a newly designed app for iPad users that will allow you to simply make a sliding motion on your screen in order to view that users full profile or request a connection. They are also pumping up their job market service for people who are looking for employment as more users move towards using mobile technology for these types of searches.

A quick note on other developments.

LinkedIn has also said that they plan on releasing a new integration service that will use the Pulse app the will detail industry specific news topics and discussions. This new service does not have a release date yet but it should be fairly soon as their popularity increases daily.

Back the the image icons next to your name.

We have to admin that we have not tried the new app to see if it places the cool looking email image icon next to your senders name section (the from line) in your email messages sent. But you can bet one thing for sure. We’re going to try. Please leave your comments for others below.

 

 

 

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