FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes?

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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?

5 reasons to attend the DAT user conference

5 reasons to attend the DAT user conference

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Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight…

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Reefer markets still await late-summer harvests

Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far… Read More

Van rates still waiting for a rebound

Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Read More

How to spot good loads in bad markets

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. Read More

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FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes? Read More

Top 10 markets for truckload freight in first half of 2019

Spot market activity has still been elevated this year, despite lower prices compared to last year. Read More

Want to grow your brokerage? Dare to differ

Many brokerages and 3PLs have succeeded through specialization. Read More

Reefer activity shifts northward

Reefer demand trailed off in California and Texas last week… Read More

Demand dips for dry van, and prices follow

So far in August, shippers have shown a lack of urgency, marking the weakest point for van rates in the second half of 2019. Read More

Reefer rates remain in flux

California and Texas remain in flux with overall volumes roughly the same the last several weeks. Read More

Van rates mostly stable in a mixed week

Truckload demand got a boost at the end of July, but that urgency slowed by the start of August. Read More

How to find loads for box trucks, Sprinter and cargo vans

Looking for expedited loads? Need freight to fill your box truck or van? Read More

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