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Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds.  Read More

Truckload markets spring into action ahead of Hurricane Dorian

There was already urgency built into last week due to the upcoming 3-day Labor Day weekend… Read More

How to spot good loads in bad markets

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. Read More

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight… Read More

10 things to know about the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax season is upon us. Below are answers to 10 of the most common questions we get about the HVUT. Read More

Van rates fall after 4th of July

It's typical for rates to fall after the Fourth of July, and this year was no different. Read More

Trucker Tips: How I find the best-paying loads

Being an owner-operator is tough. You need all the tools possible to stay profitable. Read More

Van rates ride high through Independence Day

Independence Day fell on a Thursday this year, so there were many people who took Friday off as well. Read More

Trucker Tips: How I started trucking

When I took a job as a delivery helper for a local distributor back in 2000… Read More

Van rates hit highest mark since January

June freight volumes finished the month strong, and rates responded to close Q2. Read More

Contract rates are up compared to 2018, but for how long?

This year's truckload spot market rates have fallen well short of the heights set in 2018… Read More

Why are truckload spot rates lower than last year?

June freight volumes have been rising the past two weeks. Read More


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