Posted: 22 Jun, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Will the recent tariffs lead to a full-blown trade war? Not so fast, says Donald Broughton, managing partner at Broughton Capital, in an interview on CNBC. Broughton, a longtime financial analyst who focuses on the transportation sector, considers those transport stocks to be the most accurate bellw...

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Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Demand continues to escalate for trucks equipped with dry van trailers, and capacity is still constrained, as we head into a seasonal peak in June. Looking back a few months, we see that these trends began to accelerate in January. After facing severe pressure from the broad adoption of ELDs —...

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Posted: 07 Jun, 2018 by Rip Watson

Will the ELD mandate spur an increase in market share for rail intermodal? Some believe the mandate is a watershed event for the intermodal segment, as electronic logs add to transit times for trucks, making intermodal even more competitive on long hauls. Ted Prince, COO of Tiger Cool Express, asser...

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Posted: 01 Jun, 2018 by Rip Watson

Industry analysts seem to agree that spot and contract rates will keep rising due to the stronger economy and the ELD mandate. However, that shared belief doesn’t address how much markets will change, and when. Five industry experts tackled those key questions.  DAT RateView is the trucki...

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Posted: 07 May, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Capacity constraints for vans loosened seasonally in April, but there are still many more loads than trucks available in most parts of the country. That's my main takeaway from the Dry Van Freight Barometer for April. While the current reading of 59.0 does not match the extreme levels of c...

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Posted: 17 Apr, 2018 by Pat Pitz

When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan Logistics, first started working in the freight brokerage business in the 1970s, there were no load boards, no desktop computers, no internet. When he launched his own brokerage, Turbo Transport, in 1984 he would send his two high-school-aged sons down to the local ...

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