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Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds.  Read More

Finally some good news for reefer carriers

The negative news we’ve been reporting for reefer produce turned around last week… Read More

How hurricanes affect freight

Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains… Read More

Truckload markets spring into action ahead of Hurricane Dorian

There was already urgency built into last week due to the upcoming 3-day Labor Day weekend… Read More

Truckload markets brace for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall during the Labor Day weekend… Read More

Late summer van rates: Stable or stalled?

Last summer, the spot market didn't have enough trucks to meet the surge in demand, which gave rates a major boost. Read More

Reefer rates still stuck in a rut

This summer, reefer markets have felt the woes of reduced harvests due to harsh weather. Read More

Reefer markets still await late-summer harvests

Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far… Read More

Van rates still waiting for a rebound

Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Read More

FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes? Read More

Top 10 markets for truckload freight in first half of 2019

Spot market activity has still been elevated this year, despite lower prices compared to last year. Read More

Reefer activity shifts northward

Reefer demand trailed off in California and Texas last week… Read More

Demand dips for dry van, and prices follow

So far in August, shippers have shown a lack of urgency, marking the weakest point for van rates in the second half of 2019. Read More

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight… Read More

Van rates reach their summertime slump

The summer slowdown has arrived for spot market truckload freight. Read More

Reefer rates and volumes stay cool in summer heat

Reefer rates and volumes continued their summer slide. Read More


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