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How to Avoid “Chameleon” Carriers and Other Scammers

Nationwide transportation laws and $109 billion in Federal highway and infrastructure funds were included in the… Read More

Benchmark Your Supply Chain for 45 MPH or a 450-Mile Day

Back in 1981, when I was new to transportation, I was responsible for dispatching drivers and auditing logs. … Read More

Cavalry Doubles Productivity and Revenue in One Year

What does it take to double profitability? At Cavalry… Read More

Vans Don't Have the Blues in Memphis

Last week's rate trend was mixed to down, depending on your equipment type and geographic… Read More

Rates Slip as Fuel Prices Edge Up

Rates are slipping slowly and steadily from a mid-June peak on the spot market, just as fuel prices are rising.… Read More

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Van Rates Slip Seasonally, But Stay 5.5% Above 2011

Van rates moved lower last week in both major lanes and as a national average. Rates declined in 40 of the top… Read More

New Laws Add to Carriers' Costs and Paperwork

MAP-21 Law Affects Trucking Companies and Drivers It's the law. The U.S. House and… Read More

DAT Load Boards Adopt PC*MILER

In response to customer requests, PC*MILER is now providing mileage data in all… Read More

Florida Harvests Peak Early, Midwest Yield Threatened by Drought

Last month, I speculated that reefer rates might continue to rise in July, even beyond the typical June peak.… Read More

New DAT Onboarding Speeds Paperwork, Eliminates Faxes

Kick your fax machine to the curb! Introducing… Read More

Surprise! Truckload Rates Rise!

I was feeling confident that rates would go up at the end of June, with a dual-purpose rush to close the quarter… Read More

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