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Flatbed rates see off-season surge

Flatbed rates have seen an uptick, even as van and reefer rates have started to dip seasonally. So what’s up with flatbed? 


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Load volumes finally push rates up

Load volumes have been rising since mid-October, but rates have not responded until now. Read More

Prepare now for new overtime rules

New overtime rules that take effect Jan. 1, 2020 increase the salary threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime. Read More

Atlantic ports drive demand for flatbeds

Flatbed rates and load-to-truck ratios trended down in October compared to September… Read More

Retail freight helps boost van rates

On the top 100 van lanes last week, more lanes had rising rates than falling. Read More

Flatbed activity slows in October

Even though many flatbed markets are down compared to last month… Read More

Van volumes keep rising. When will rates?

Last week load counts in the top 100 van lanes were nearly the highest ever recorded. Rates, however, continue to slip. Read More

3 ways to make your truck post stand out

One of the best ways for a small motor carrier to advertise their services is by post their available trucks onto a load… Read More

Reefer volumes hit seasonal high

Imported produce caused reefer loads to surge from the Nogales, AZ and McAllen, TX markets. Read More

3 markets could signal changes to come for van freight

Three of the most important van markets — Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles — had higher load counts… Read More

Top 10 issues for truck drivers in 2019

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual survey of the top 10 critical issues facing the… Read More

October brings lower reefer prices

After a brief surge in reefer rates at the end of September, rates have moved lower in October. Read More

Van markets still wait for holiday rush

Normally this is when we start to see a bump in freight as the holiday retail season approaches. Read More

Reefer markets transition to autumn

There was more reefer freight coming out of the Midwest and Florida last week… Read More

Freight slows after end-of-quarter surge

After a couple of strong days to start the month of October, freight volumes began to fade later in the week… Read More

Reefer volumes rise, but not enough to boost rates

Refrigerated freight volumes rose about 2% last week in the top lanes, but that wasn't enough to boost rates. Read More

Spot market poised for stronger Q4

Van freight volumes were up more than 7% last week, providing positive momentum going into the fourth quarter. Read More


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