Posted: 17 Jul, 2018 by Mark Montague

Shippers are asking, “How much longer will this challenging freight environment last?” The standard answer sounds like something out of Winnie-the-Pooh, as Eeyore says: “Days, weeks, months, years. Who knows?”  Moderating factors are already apparent in DAT data. First, ...

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Posted: 17 Jul, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

It’s typical for freight markets to slump in mid-July, and last week’s national metrics fell in line with that seasonal trend. Everyone was back to work after a taking some time off for the Fourth of July, which meant that there was more load board activity last week, but load posts outp...

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Posted: 11 Jul, 2018 by Chad Boblett

When is the best time to replace your truck? There is no one correct answer to this question. Independent truckers will have the most flexibility on timing, especially if they're not under contract and they only take loads from the load board. A broker once told me that a breakdown on newer equipmen...

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Posted: 10 Jul, 2018 by Steve Blair

Monthly revenue rose 78% for freight brokers in May on a 41% increase in load volume, to set new records for those two metrics. Brokers achieved 23% net operating profit, a solid outcome that beat May 2017 results but fell short of April's record levels. Gross margins averaged 12.7% in May, down fro...

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