Top 10 issues for truck drivers in 2019

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 trucking industry. Here are the results.

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AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

The final phase of the ELD mandate is right around the corner.

Backhaul vs deadhead: What’s the tipping point?

Backhaul vs deadhead: What’s the tipping point?

When you can’t find a high-paying load, would you accept a low rate to avoid driving empty?

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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 board. But how do you get your truck post to stand out in a crowd?


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Reefer rates move higher in November

We're in that transitional season between the end of fall harvests and the beginning of the holiday rush. Read More

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

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Want to grow your brokerage? Dare to differ

Many brokerages and 3PLs have succeeded through specialization. Here are examples of four brokers who have broadened their business by narrowing their scope.


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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

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