Posted: 13 Feb, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon. The go...

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Posted: 05 Feb, 2019 by Mark Montague

You can expect a couple of things to happen pretty much every January: Freight rates will fall, and some will overreact. You don't have to look hard to find doom and gloom prognostications, but I've actually seen three big trends in the last month of DAT freight data to indicate a more positive outl...

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Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

Last week the national average van rate dropped 4¢ to $1.97/mile. The last time the average van rate was below $2 per mile was 16 months ago, in September 2017. There’s the normal seasonal slowdown that occurs around this time each year, but falling fuel surcharges and increased capacity ...

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Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

Expect a rush of reefer demand this week in areas hit by sub-zero temperatures, as shippers attempt to prevent sensitive cargo from freezing. If you don't want to drive into that slippery mess, head for someplace warm and load up on fresh produce until the storm passes. Rates are cooling off for ref...

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