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Rate Trend of the Week - Spring has Sprung

It's not officially summer yet, but you wouldn't know it to look at truckload rates. The past week saw a big… Read More

Rate Trend of the Week - Up, Up, and Away

Rates rose for all three equipment types in major markets last week. Most of the pressure is normal for the… Read More

Memorial Day CXLIV

Memorial Day -- also called Decoration Day -- has been a U.S. tradition since 1868. After the Civil War, local… Read More

Week in Review 5/25

Hey everyone, happy Friday!There's been a lot of back and forth in industry-related legislation over the last… Read More

So How Crazy is it 'Out There' Prior to Memorial Day?

One broker commented to me, one week I have trucks, the next week I have loads. And it changes from day to day. What are… Read More

Rate Trend of the Week - Reefers Sizzle in the Spring

I've been analyzing national trends in my recent blog posts about… Read More

SmartWay Data Available in CarrierWatch

As part of our continuing effort to be the leading source of data about motor carriers and brokers, we just… Read More

Rate Trend of the Week - Vans Cool as Reefers Simmer

VANTwo lanes caught my eye this week: Atlanta and Columbus, with rates declining in both… Read More

FMCSA Cancels Mandatory EOBR Rule

With two weeks left before the rule was scheduled to go into effect, the FMCSA rescinded its order for electronic… Read More

Record-Setting Freight Volume Hits Spot Market in April

In April, the DAT North American Freight Index achieved the highest volume in a single month since the Index was… Read More

Brokers Can Be Good Customers

We received 83 comments to a recent blog post,… Read More

What Happened to the Capacity Shortage?

Recent freight patterns have shown peak demand in the second quarter of the year as opposed to the historical… Read More

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