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May 25

Load availability was slightly lower last week for vans and flatbeds, but load-to-truck ratios rose because there were fewer trucks. Rates slipped 1¢ lower for vans and reefers, but they're recovering already, due to tighter capacity and an increase in the fuel surcharge. Hot Markets include Atlanta, Houston, and Sacramento.

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1 May 16

I was searching online for the latest news about flatbed cargo, and I found this headline: "Flying Saucer UFO Transported on Flatbed Truck to Area 51? A passerby photographed of a large object, covered in tarps, on a flatbed that was heading north in the Arizona desert.

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9 May 16

It's been a few months since the ELD mandate was made official. Carriers and owner-operators have until December 2017 to make the switch to e-logs, but we're curious how many of you have already made the switch. Are you shopping around for ELDs?

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5 May 16

What if more than half of a brokerage's staff was dedicated just to carriers? For Arrive Logistics, that's been the recipe for fast success.

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48 May 16

Looking for a load? There are more hot markets to choose from this week than there had been in the past month or so. Here are your best bets for finding loads fast on DAT Load Boards this week.

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1 May 11

If you are looking to move van or reefer loads out of the Southeast this week, you may have to pay more than you expected for those trucks. In some cases, you'll pay a lot more.

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May 11

There’s less information available on carriers these days, and that can be a challenge for brokers. Luckily, DAT customers have access to detailed information on thousands of carriers in the DAT Directory. Turn to the DAT Directory to verify contact information, authority, safety records, and other valuable information, all in one place.

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May 10

The FDA has released its final rule governing the safe transportation of food. In the new regulations, freight brokers are classified as shippers and can be held liable if something goes wrong. We talked to DAT customers experienced in arranging transportation of food products to see how the new rules will affect their business. See what they said.


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May 04

Reefer volumes rebounded in a big way last week, thanks to early harvests in California and late produce shipments from Florida. Other top states for produce are Texas and Georgia, and rates are trending up in the southern parts of both states.

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May 04

Spot market volumes exploded last week on the top 100 van lanes, which has been the clearest sign yet of recovery for vans. National average rates didn’t respond, but rates in those top 100 lanes added about $1.50 per load. That’s a very small change, but it’s a beginning.

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