Posted: 04 Dec, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Everyone came back from Thanksgiving break with plenty of work to do last week. Truck posts on the DAT load board were up 21%, which is right in line with what’s typical when comparing a full work week to a holiday week. But load posts shot up 54%, so demand for trucks is hot right now. That p...

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Posted: 26 Nov, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. Those days are gone. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. While brick and mortar stores still need to stock shelves before Black Friday, the online activity that fuels a larger and larger portion of tr...

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Posted: 13 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s the reefer segment that is driving seasonal demand, as grocery stores prepare for the big day. And with e-commerce season still building, we may soon see an increase in van demand and rates too. National average rates Van  $2.09/mile, unchanged Ree...

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Posted: 07 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10. Los Angeles outbound rates rose last week, which is in contrast to declining rates in most of the remainder of the cou...

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