Posted: 08 Aug, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year. This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year. That steady decline from the June peak mig...

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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: 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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