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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

Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

I try my best to avoid markets where demand is low, but that gets difficult at this time of year. It's tough to get to a… Read More

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. But the storm passed in… 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

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Three shippers answered that question during a panel… 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

Trailer pools: Friend or foe?

Imagine a transportation industry where no truck was ever detained. That’s the motivation behind trailer pools, which… Read More

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed… Read More

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight… Read More

Download our 2019 Spot Market Roadmap FREE

Last year was the most explosive freight bull market on record for the trucking industry. But how much of that will carry… 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

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