Posted: 11 Sep, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most. But as has been the case with Hurricane Florence – which is anticipated to make landfall on the mid-Atlantic coast later this week – we're seeing how trucks are a big part of the preparation pro...

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Posted: 10 Sep, 2018 by Steve Blair

Freight brokers doubled their monthly revenue in July compared to last year, to set yet another record. Despite lackluster gross margins of 13.3%, the group achieved a 93% increase in gross profit. Labor and overhead costs did not rise as fast, so the brokers retained 3.9% in net operating profit, a...

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Posted: 06 Sep, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Legislation intended to protect freight brokers when hiring carriers is making its way through Washington. The so-called "National Carrier Hiring Standard" has been included as an amendment within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization funding bill and approved by the House of Rep...

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Posted: 05 Sep, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

If you make your money on the truckload spot market, you had stiffer competition from rail and contract carriers last month. Shippers moved more intermodal and contract freight in August than they did in previous months, and spot market rates fell as a result.  A late-summer slide is normal for...

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Posted: 31 Aug, 2018 by Mark Montague

In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the growing demand for freight. In the past month, the market’s been pretty tepid. What happened? Pipeline capacity issues in West Texas are part of the explanation. Drilling in the...

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Posted: 29 Aug, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

It could be a little tougher than usual to find reefer equipment this week. The run-up to Labor Day weekend and the new school year typically leads to a surge in demand for transportation of fresh food. This year, the back-to-school grocery fest coincides with late-summer harvests. Apples, pears, on...

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