If your looking for your own dispatcher system (Way to log loads), If you are paying for hosting and want to stay on the cheaper end, I would say use TruckNet (its only like 40 USD). If you don't have your own hosting, Then use TB (TrucksBook) or Tour-O-Matic. Or whatever else you can find.
Or if your really looking to out do yourself and stand out from other companies, you can pay a web developer and get one made like I did. For my VTC (Premiere Transport), I got my own made and its different from any other VTC. I been told I got the best VTC system out there. Mine is based on Wordpress but it has lots of professional coding. (Which costs alot of money).
Plus if you need any help, Please feel free to private message me. (I been running a VTC for over 3 years).
I see what your saying about it being expensive, But it is only a one time fee, Free updates and its all custom. And hosting over all isnt to bad. Your looking around maybe 20 dollars a month (Plus that includes the domain). For KeepTruckin, Thats fine for starting off, but I believe for a VTC its better to have unique, and stand out from other companies.$40 USD is expensive! I am getting a deal from KeepTruckin for $20 per month with no hosting charges so I don't know why would one put so much of effort in getting a system developed from scratch. What do you do when WordPress makes changes to its own system? Do you have a full-time developer? What about crashes or hacks?
Yea, but now and days, everyone is trying to be on top with the best. They want to be number one, best VTC out there. Yes there is something called going overboard, but what I did, I would not call overboard for a VTC. The system I got, overall I didnt get a bad deal. (A lot cheaper than I can say some companies spend.) But even though I got my own system, different from everyone else, I still stick with this key word "KISS" It means "Keep It Simple Stupid"I've never understood why people spend a huge amount of money on fancy tracking and everything else, VTC's worked great using a forum to log everything back in the day