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Haul-o-ween: Tricks, treats, and truckload freight

Remember when retailers dedicated a few shelves to candy and costumes? Today there are entire stores selling Halloween merchandise, and spending has nearly doubled in the past decade.


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Top 10 issues for truck drivers in 2019

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual survey of the top 10 critical issues facing the… Read More

October brings lower reefer prices

After a brief surge in reefer rates at the end of September, rates have moved lower in October. Read More

Van markets still wait for holiday rush

Normally this is when we start to see a bump in freight as the holiday retail season approaches. Read More

Reefer markets transition to autumn

There was more reefer freight coming out of the Midwest and Florida last week… Read More

Freight slows after end-of-quarter surge

After a couple of strong days to start the month of October, freight volumes began to fade later in the week… Read More

Reefer volumes rise, but not enough to boost rates

Refrigerated freight volumes rose about 2% last week in the top lanes, but that wasn't enough to boost rates. Read More

Spot market poised for stronger Q4

Van freight volumes were up more than 7% last week, providing positive momentum going into the fourth quarter. Read More

Haul-o-ween: Tricks, treats, and truckload freight

Remember when retailers dedicated a few shelves to candy and costumes? Read More

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How truckers can help fight human trafficking

When fighting human trafficking, one of the first steps is to reach out to groups of people who can spot it when it happens. Read More

3 ways to advertise your business from the road

Gone are the days when only the biggest companies with dedicated advertising staffs could get their messages out into the… Read More

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond… Read More

Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area… Read More

Van demand falls as Hurricane Dorian fades

After rising before and during Hurricane Dorian's arrival, van load-to-truck ratios took a step down last week. Read More

Flatbed shipments spike following Hurricane Dorian

Flatbed freight has lagged for much of the year, but demand spiked on the top flatbed lanes last week. Read More

Video: "When I grow up, I wanna work in trucking"

DAT dedicates this video to all the drivers who endure time away from home, dead-head miles, waiting at loading docks… Read More

AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

The final phase of the ELD mandate is right around the corner. Read More


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