Freight markets slowly coming back to life

Freight markets slowly coming back to life

Freight markets have slowly been rebounding in May, with the normal seasonal uptick providing some relief for transportation companies that have suffered during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Rail intermodal sees historic shifts in wake of COVID-19

Rail intermodal sees historic shifts in wake of COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has triggered a recent cratering in rail intermodal moves…

History Matters: How freight forecasts learn from the past

History Matters: How freight forecasts learn from the past

Predictive modeling is the art of using high-power computing to learn from the past and predict the future.

Truckload rates are dangerously low for carriers

Truckload rates are dangerously low for carriers

COVID-19 has dealt a heavy blow to trucking companies.

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Van rates get pre-Memorial Day boost

As more and more businesses across the country reopen, truckload freight markets are also trying to find their footing. Read More

Freight markets slowly coming back to life

Freight markets have slowly been rebounding in May… Read More

Rail intermodal sees historic shifts in wake of COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has triggered a recent cratering in rail intermodal moves… Read More

Van rates turn the corner but have a long way to go

The COVID-19 crisis has created an extremely difficult business environment for trucking companies this spring. Read More

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HOS regs waived for COVID-19 relief efforts

Hours of Service are being waived under some circumstances, to provide carriers with greater flexibility when they haul urgently needed products. See what products are included in this emergency declaration.


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History Matters: How freight forecasts learn from the past

Predictive modeling is the art of using high-power computing to learn from the past and predict the future. Read More

Truckload volumes turn the corner, but rates lag

Spot market truckload rates hit a four-year low in April. For dry van freight, the national average was just $1.64 per mile. Read More

Truckload rates are dangerously low for carriers

COVID-19 has dealt a heavy blow to trucking companies. Read More

Truckers look for bright spots as some states reopen

Good news has been hard to come by for motor carriers this month. Read More

How much lower can van rates go?

Truckload rates fell lower again last week for dry van equipment, and there's no sign of a rebound coming any time soon. Read More

Will spring produce stabilize trucking?

Recent news has been all about the downturn in freight volumes, and the lower rates that accompany smaller volumes. Read More

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Reefer freight outlook cools due to food service closures

Reefer carriers are starting to feel the pain of coronavirus-related closures… Read More

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