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Jun 20

Even though load-to-truck ratios dropped last week, the national average reefer rate stayed put at $2.11 per mile. It hasn't been that high since August 2015.

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Jun 20

National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked as a result of going from a 4-day work week (including Memorial Day) to a 5-day week. But instead of dropping back down, van rates held steady at $1.79 per mile last week.

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Jun 16

Like it or not, trucking has become a data-driven business for carriers large and small. Knowing which customers and which lanes are the most profitable are necessary in a business run on razor-thin margins.

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Jun 13

Refrigerated freight was met with tight capacity last week, with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking many trucks off the road. That, combined with higher demand out of California, led to some big spikes in reefer rates. The national load-to-truck ratio for the week was the highest it's been in three years, and it may set another record before the end of this month.

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Jun 13

Brokers and shippers had a harder time finding trucks last week, so they paid a premium in most major markets and lanes. Capacity was tighter because of the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, and with the added pressure caused by this year's steadily increasing spot market demand, national average rates hit levels we haven’t seen in the past two years.

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Jun 13

DAT Solutions' second annual user conference will be held October 23 to 25 in Portland, Oregon, addressing the very real threats and opportunities facing the trucking industry. See what's planned for this year's conference.

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2 Jun 08

Finding a truck might not be so hard in the current market, but how do you recruit and retain the BEST carriers? That's the key to a successful brokerage. Three brokers and one owner-operator offer 12 tips on how you can bring on the cream of the crop.

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1 Jun 06

Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. It was also the second week in a row where rates rose more than 70 of the top 100 van lanes. In other words, last week may have been the strongest evidence yet that the freight recession is over.

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3 Jun 06

This week the FMCSA announced that it has withdrawn its proposed rulemaking which could have called for an increase in carrier liability insurance.
That's good news for both carriers and brokers, because a steep increase in insurance requirements would have added extra costs at a time when many carriers are wondering how they're gone to pay for electronic logging devices required by December 18.

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Jun 05

Trucking companies that use DAT load board service also get free access to DAT Load Board for Truckers, the most powerful mobile app for carriers, owner-operators, and dispatchers. The app has been available on Android for a few months, and now it’s also available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad.

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