Posted: 07 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

What do you get when you combine an economy that's growing like gangbusters and a truck shortage? That'd be 2018.

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Posted: 04 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

A decision by the California supreme court could have a chilling effect on the owner-operator model in that state, and if appeals fail to reverse the decision, other states could go down the same path. So says Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications for the Western St...

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Posted: 03 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018. After the spikes we saw early in the year, prices started a slow and steady decline that lasted for months. That changed in December, as prices reversed course at a time when business is usually slow for flatbed carrier...

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Posted: 03 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

For the first time since 2012, the national average van rate was lower in December than it was in November. While this past December might have been slower than expected, 2018 ended much the same way it started:  Not enough trucks to keep up with demand. Less freight moved last week, as busines...

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Posted: 03 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

What stories got the most attention in 2018? ELDs and driver detention were the most popular topics, followed by business tips for owner-operators, and info on the big trends in truckload freight, capacity, and rates. In case you missed them, below are the 10 most-read stories from the past year. St...

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Posted: 31 Dec, 2018 by Chad Boblett

The spot market will likely be the same as it is every year around this time: From January to about the end of March, it will most likely be slow. There won't be the volatility that we saw at the beginning of 2018, because that was a result of the ELD mandate. Don't expect to see as many loads as we...

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