Posted: 02 Aug, 2018 by Steve Blair

Even with a 35% increase in headcount, freight brokers enjoyed a 20X spike in profit per employee, 25% higher revenue per employee, and a 75% increase in total revenue, against last year's Q2. Gross margins averaged a disappointing 12.8%, and continuing high freight rates mean that margin compressio...

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Posted: 31 Jul, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Flatbed pricing has been volatile lately, with large swings in both directions. There were sharp declines last week, with flatbed rates are coming down from record highs, but prices remain elevated. There is less activity in Texas, which may be related to steel tariffs. The specialty pipe used in th...

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Posted: 31 Jul, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

July has historically been a quiet month for trucking freight. Not so, this year. The national average van rate was $2.29 per mile, just 2 cents lower than the June peak.  To put July in context, remember that spot market rates in June hit the highest monthly average for vans, reefers and flatb...

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Posted: 31 Jul, 2018 by A-1 Auto Transport

From our partners at A-1 Auto Transport    Life behind the wheel of a big rig can be a great way to earn a nice living, take care of your family, and see the country. Unfortunately, the health risks of life on the road can sometimes be downright scary.  Truck driving can take a t...

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Posted: 25 Jul, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

When a broker or shipper says that they want to track a load, it can seem like a  hassle. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Ask your broker if they use DAT OnTime, the load-tracking app that gives drivers the most control.  We’ll also give you a $15 Amazon gift card when ...

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Posted: 24 Jul, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Spot rates are trending down for reefer freight, due to hot weather in Southern California. Temperatures in the “fry eggs on the pavement” range, above 115 degrees, ruined some high-value crops, notably avocados. Other parts of the state were also affected, adding to a typical mid-July d...

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