Posted: 19 Jun, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Van rates continued to rise in the week after the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, and we expect the end of June to bring record high rates for the three big equipment categories. As of today, the national average van rate of $2.30 per mile for the rolling month to-date exceeds the previous high o...

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Posted: 15 Jun, 2018 by Pat Pitz

It’s been hard to find a truck in many markets for much of this year, and rates continue to surge to record levels. When capacity is that tight, you might be tempted to pay too much. So, how can brokers avoid overpaying for transportation? Here are a few tips: 1. Make sure your rate data is cu...

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Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Demand continues to escalate for trucks equipped with dry van trailers, and capacity is still constrained, as we head into a seasonal peak in June. Looking back a few months, we see that these trends began to accelerate in January. After facing severe pressure from the broad adoption of ELDs —...

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Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Trucks have been in short supply so far in June, and that's been especially true in many of the major reefer markets. To get an idea of just how tight capacity has been, reefer truck posts on DAT load boards were down 9% last week compare to the previous week. Normally you'd expect an increase becau...

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