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What are Trucking Freight Futures?

Trucking is undergoing a transformation, as new technologies, e-commerce, ELDs… Read More

Van rates stuck in holding pattern

Spot market van trends were a mixed bag last week. The large volume of freight we saw moving from the West Coast during… Read More

Good and bad news for reefer freight

Refrigerated trends took a step back last week due to weakness in Florida and some California markets. Read More

Hauling candy by the truckload is a sweet niche

I got started early in candy logistics. After I got my MBA in transportation, I managed a fleet based in Melrose Park,… Read More

Brokers improve net profits despite lower revenue

Freight brokers enjoyed gross margins of 16% in the first quarter… Read More

5 simple ways brokers can improve their credit score

When a carrier searches for a load on DAT load boards, they'll often get dozens of… Read More

Vans still waiting for the spring surge

Just when we thought spring had finally arrived, van rates cooled off again last week on the spot market. More loads… Read More

Florida and California drive reefer demand

Reefer loads saw a sharp increase last week, but just as we… Read More

Better weather helps push van rates upward

After declining for several weeks, van rates seem to have turned a corner. The national average rate for May so far is… Read More

Reefer rates rise as Florida hits its stride

It's been a slow spring for fresh produce, but there are some hot spots, especially in the southernmost states. Freight… Read More

Time-saving tricks for staying fresh and clean on the road

When I’m out on the road, I try to make hygiene and appearance a top priority. Living on the road is rough, but I like… Read More

Post-Easter rebound doesn't reach truckload rates

Although van freight volumes recovered following Easter week, it wasn't enough to boost the national average van rate,… Read More

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