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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 discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. Here's what they had to say. From left to right, Cori Purrington, David Domencic, and Gerald Hahn during a panel discussion at the… 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 mile was 16 months ago, in September 2017. There’s the normal seasonal slowdown that occurs around this time each year, but falling fuel surcharges and increased capacity in the spot market are adding to downward pressure on rates. We've seen the same trend play out for… 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 cargo from freezing. If you don't want to drive into that slippery mess, head for someplace warm and load up on fresh produce until the storm passes. Rates are cooling off for refrigerated freight across most of the country, but a few hot spots still remain. The hot market in the Western region is Twin… 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 are an increasingly popular trend in the effort to maximize efficiency and reduce wait times at shippers’ and receivers’ docks. But it's not quite the silver bullet that the industry needs to solve the problem of driver detention. For one, trailer pools aren’t free. New van trailers can run $25,000 to… Read More

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700… 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 movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet. It's taking many people by surprise, though, because January started out with unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the country. Then temperatures suddenly plunged into the single digits and below in much of the Midwest, including sub-zero temps in Chicago and… Read More

Trailer pools

Imagine a transportation industry where no truck was ever detained. That’s the motivation behind trailer pools, which is an increasingly popular trend in the effort to maximize efficiency and reduce wait times at shippers’ and receivers’ docks.But it's not quite the silver bullet that the industry needs to solve driver detention.For one, trailer pools aren’t free. New van trailers can run $25,000 to $30,000, depending on… 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 over into 2019? Stay in front of the freight trends all year with this feature-filled outlook into the key market factors affecting your business. Sign up here to get the FREE Spot Freight Roadmap… 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 pattern. Van spot rates fell to $2.00 per mile for the month to-date, but spot freight volume hasn’t changed a lot since January 2018. There’s a lot more capacity available, however, so it’s easier for brokers and 3PLs to find a truck at their target price. There are still pockets of high rates, but pricing has dropped… Read More

Spot Van Rates Drift Down as Winter Takes Hold

Van spot rates fell to $2.00 per mile for the month to-date, in a typical seasonal slump. Spot freight volume hasn’t changed a lot since January 2018, but there’s a lot more capacity available, so it’s easier for brokers and 3PLs to find a truck at their target price. There are still pockets of high rates, but pricing has dropped on most high-traffic lanes. Then the weekend ushered in Winter Storm Harper, which brought snow, ice,… Read More

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