Posted: 11 Dec, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Recent weeks have seen a high level of volatility and a sense of growing uncertainty in both the U.S. and global financial markets. Despite all the hand-wringing on Wall Street, however, the transportation economy continues to signal economic expansion.  The hard data of physical goods flow con...

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Posted: 10 Dec, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip.  Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virgi...

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Posted: 30 Nov, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses and distribution centers, especially at this time of year. It's the fastest-growing city in Pennsylvania, with over 120,000 residents and a one-day roundtrip to major population ...

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Posted: 20 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

There are really two truckload rate stories this year. For one, spot market rates have declined sharply this fall. In the second story, contract rates have mostly held up, and in some cases may still have room to climb higher. Those two stories from 2018 lead to two different rate forecasts for the ...

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Posted: 19 Nov, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin. So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loa...

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Posted: 15 Nov, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Capacity is becoming more available, as small fleets have mostly adjusted to electronic logging device (ELD) and strict enforcement of the Hours of Service rules. Driver pay has risen steadily in the past year, so large fleets are able to attract drivers and keep more trucks on the road, effectively...

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