1 Aug 14

The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning. The sky will go dark and stars will be visible, along the path of the "totality," as the moon blocks all light from the sun except a circle of brightness around the edge. Highways in eight states could be gridlocked for hours.

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2 Aug 11

Many industry experts predict that ELDs will have a 3% to 5% impact on carrier productivity overall, but the impact will not be spread evenly among all carriers or all loads. Small fleets will be affected the most, and length of haul will be a factor, as will any activity that causes a one-day trip to spill over into a second day.

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Jul 18

An independent financial research firm has developed a set of freight barometers based on data from DAT. The company says the barometers provide "predictive value in determining the magnitude and direction of trends in both spot and contract market rates, and for the overall economy."

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4 May 02

While the average load-to-truck ratio in April was 3.5 for vans and 6.6 for reefers, the flatbed load-to-truck ratio was 43.7 loads per truck! That’s the highest monthly load-truck-ratio we've seen in years.

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Apr 24

Liquefied natural gas production has been on the rise in the United States for the past decade, but recent investments could be a boon for the trucking industry.

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Apr 21

I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the market conditions for trucking in Q1. There’s more cargo moving through the country right now, but pricing hasn’t moved up at the same pace. The paper noted the trend, citing data from DAT and interviews with carriers like J.B. Hunt and Swift.

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Apr 03

The collapse of a section of a bridge section on I-85 just north of Atlanta was startling for two reasons: no injuries were reported, and its impact on spot market truckload freight has been and will be minimal.

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3 Feb 28

At the beginning of the year, Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. Not long after that, we slid into the slow season for freight, with a steady decline in van and reefer rates for several weeks now. That's left a lot of people wondering whether or not the freight recession really is over.

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1 Feb 24

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce, and Ontario and Fresno were among the top 10 key market areas for reefer freight last year. See how drought and floods are affecting this area.

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12 Jan 17

Overall, 2016 was a year of relatively loose capacity. Don't count on the same for 2017. A number of looming factors could put a squeeze on capacity in the coming year. Here are five:

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