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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

Lagging produce volumes hurt reefer rates

Expectations of a post-Easter rebound failed to materialize in reefer produce freight last week. Truckload demand in… Read More

Drug-Alcohol Clearinghouse: Employer asset or capacity killer?

In January, a new FMCSA regulation will take effect that may help fleets avoid hiring drivers who could be a liability to… Read More

Highlights and surprises from the 2019 TIA Conference

Did you miss out on this year’s… Read More

4 reasons flatbed should bounce back soon

After a strong first quarter, flatbed freight has slowed in April. It's been a wet month throughout the country, and… Read More

Easter week started strong before demand dipped

Last week started with solid demand, but activity tapered off as Good Friday and the Easter weekend approached.… Read More

Reefers wanted today in Georgia, as Vidalia onions roll out

If you have a reefer trailer, you can be sure to find a load in Southeastern Georgia this week. The load-to-truck ratio… Read More

Trucking scams: How brokers and carriers can protect themselves

Working with a broker or carrier for the first time can lead to a successful and profitable relationship that will last for… Read More

Storms put damper on spot rates

Despite an increase in freight volumes, national average rates slipped again last week for vans and reefers. Even the… Read More

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