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Christmas came calling for reefer carriers

Shippers had plenty of last-minute freight to deliver before Christmas, and that stopped the slow slide we had been… Read More

Did Santa save on shipping this year?

A year ago, the spot market was a much more volatile place. Demand was soaring for retail freight, and the ELD mandate… Read More

What happened to peak season?

In recent years, there's been a spike in spot market rates in December. That hasn't happened so far in 2018. Prices could… Read More

Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S. and spring… Read More

Reefer rates hit lull between holidays

Reefer activity picked up after Thanksgiving, but… Read More

Van rates rebound, thanks to retail

Everyone came back from Thanksgiving break with plenty of work to do last week. Truck posts on the… Read More

Peak season is coming for freight

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. Those days are gone.E-commerce has… Read More

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Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. Those days are gone, though, and we’re now… Read More

Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s the reefer segment that is driving seasonal demand, as grocery stores prepare for… Read More

Van freight gears up for the holidays

The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday,… Read More

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and… Read More

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather. Even from a great… Read More