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How to pick the best load board for truckers

What's the best load board for truckers? Here are 4 things to ask yourself when shopping for a load board. Read More

Predictive Pricing: Cutting Through the Noise

Forecasting is an inexact science, and the most successful forecasting models aren’t always the most complex. Read More

Flatbed rates see off-season surge

Flatbed rates have seen an uptick, even as van and reefer rates have started to dip seasonally. So what’s up with flatbed?  Read More

'Don't step over dollars for nickels'

During the last major slowdown in the spot market, back at the beginning of 2016, getting a load was challenging. Read More

Thanksgiving rush results in record-high reefer volumes

Refrigerated freight volumes hit a new weekly record, surpassing even 2017's record-setting volumes… Read More

20 benefits of yoga for truckers

While out on the road, a truck driver’s movement can be limited and stress can be high. Read More

Van volumes rise as Black Friday approaches

Sufficient capacity has kept rates in check so far this fall. Read More

Retail freight helps boost van rates

On the top 100 van lanes last week, more lanes had rising rates than falling. Read More

Van volumes keep rising. When will rates?

Last week load counts in the top 100 van lanes were nearly the highest ever recorded. Rates, however, continue to slip. Read More

3 ways to make your truck post stand out

One of the best ways for a small motor carrier to advertise their services is by post their available trucks onto a load… Read More

3 markets could signal changes to come for van freight

Three of the most important van markets — Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles — had higher load counts… Read More

Van markets still wait for holiday rush

Normally this is when we start to see a bump in freight as the holiday retail season approaches. Read More


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