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RFP season arrives amid uncertainty

Uncertainty abounds as we begin to look forward to the New Year. Read More

The fastest tools for freight rates just got faster

Our new 3-day average rate is the Goldilocks of rate benchmarks: the perfect blend of time and density. Read More

Freight volumes are down this year, but it varies by industry

Last week we reported on several reliable and unbiased industry volume indices (ATA Truckload Tonnage… Read More

The fast-moving CPG rollercoaster continues

This week… Read More

Localized capacity constraints create spot market ripple effects

Constraints on trucks and drivers continue to keep spot market truckload rates high… Read More

What to expect in Q4 for freight markets

As retailers get ready for the holiday shopping season… Read More

Truckload supply dictates price in imbalanced freight markets

Historically, increased spot market activity signaled higher overall truckload demand and tighter capacity. Read More

Changes in inventory strategies add new wrinkle to fall shipping season

Abandoning their lean-inventory strategy… Read More

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Long-awaited Hours-of-Service (HoS) rule changes may be put on hold following a legal challenge filed last week

Late last week the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters… Read More

How to make National Truck Driver Appreciation Week an event that lasts all year

At this time last year we were finalizing our agenda for DATCON 2019, our user conference for brokers and 3PLs. Read More

Divided consumer spending habits drive freight imbalances

In a lot of ways… Read More

Motor carriers are using lessons learned from 2018

While spot rates continue to spike, many motor carriers are making business decisions based on what they learned from… Read More

Freight markets still searching for stability

As we reach the five-month mark of the pandemic, the freight market has yet to reach any semblance of equilibrium… Read More

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf… Read More

Have truckload rates reached their peak?

With freight markets already upended by COVID-19, supply chains are in a precarious position heading into hurricane season. Read More

What an extra-active hurricane season could mean for freight

This season is proving to be very different, with COVID-19 adding another layer of complexity to supply chains. Read More


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