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Flatbed rates hold steady in mid-January

Last week’s U.S. industrial production report from The Federal Reserve for December increased by 1.6% month over month… Read More

Produce imports offset domestic decline for reefers

There was a surge in produce imports last week, according to the USDA. Read More

Dry van volumes and rates tumble from all-time highs

Dry van volumes dropped and took pressure off of spot rates last week, with declines across the board… Read More

Imports volumes rise ahead of Chinese New Year

For most Americans, Chinese New Year is rarely noticed unless, of course, you’re in the freight business… Read More

Predictive Power: Why forecasting matters in transportation

Freight is fraught with uncertainties, but with more and more technology and data science entering the industry… Read More

VIDEO: How do you stay healthy on the road?

Hear from truck drivers about the tips and tricks they use to stay healthy while out on the road. Read More

The second half of 2020 offers clues to where 2021 is heading

We expect 2021 to be very different to 2020. The pandemic resulted in a crash in demand, followed by a capacity crunch… Read More

Housing market slows, which may dampen flatbed demand

While new home construction and low mortgage rates fueled a lot of flatbed demand in 2020… Read More

Imported produce fuel winter reefer demand

Even in the midst of winter when produce loading opportunities in most areas are on the decline… Read More

East Coast port volumes bring dry van demand

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December… Read More

Top 10 freight markets of 2020

The complications COVID-19 created for supply chains could be felt across all aspects of life in 2020… Read More

How to get the most from your transportation budget

Transportation procurement teams are tasked with finding a difficult balance on a daily basis: Read More


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