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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

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