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How much lower will freight rates fall?

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.… Read More

Truckload volumes get a mid-winter boost

You can expect a couple of things to happen pretty much every January: Freight rates will fall, and some will… Read More

Van rates drop to 16-month low

Last week the national average van rate dropped 4¢ to $1.97/mile. The last time the average van rate was below $2 per… Read More

Few hot spots remain for reefers

Expect a rush of reefer demand this week in areas hit by sub-zero temperatures, as shippers attempt to prevent sensitive… Read More

Freight rates slide in winter slump

Tis the season for falling rates. As we move deeper into the slow season, rates are drifting in their typical seasonal… Read More

Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

A lot of us in the trucking industry had to do something last week that we haven't had to do in a while — work a full,… Read More

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

Truckload capacity remained tight during the first week of 2019, and national average rates increased 3¢ for vans,… Read More

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018. After the spikes we saw early in the year,… Read More

December van rates broke a 6-year streak

For the first time since 2012, the national… Read More

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