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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

Being a trucker during a pandemic

Owner-operator Brita Nowak shares her perspective on COVID-19’s impact on over the road truckers. Read More

J.B. Hunt 360: Digital freight brokerage transforms trucking giant

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Year-end capacity tightness at record levels—for now.

.One of the themes of the pandemic-driven freight market has been tight capacity… Read More

Industrial production steadily improves

Industrial production has been steadily improving after dropping 16.5% in March. Read More

Winter produce increases reefer volumes from Mexico

The deeper we get into winter, the further south shippers go to meet U.S. demand for winter produce, which is why… Read More

Steelmakers struggle to meet surging demand

Demand in the manufacturing sector continues to improve, which is good news, especially for Flatbed carriers. Read More

Flatbed market loses steam

Some of the steam appears to be going out of the booming home building market… Read More

Reefer regulations loosen, possibly adding more capacity

More capacity in the refrigerated sector is one possible outcome of the recent interim final rule published by the FMCSA… Read More

Dry van pandemic-related freight myths debunked

A recent analysis dispelled one of the pandemic-related freight myths that food manufacturing should be higher because… Read More

Container imports spike to record levels in November

The latest monthly release of PIERS import data highlights the extraordinary import growth the freight market has… Read More

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