Emergency Freight

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Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. That is the second-highest category, with winds of 130 to 156 MPH. You can imagine what kind of damage that can do to buildings and highways, let alone a truck, so if you are in or near the Gulf Coast of Florida or Alabama, or anywhere in the path of the storm, PLEASE seek shelter and make safety your one and only priority. Many freight… Read More

Rates Hit Multi-Year Highs. What's Next?

Over the past few weeks, freight rates have surged to multi-year highs and capacity was diverted, causing truck shortages in some key markets. Consider these recent milestones, compiled from DAT RateView: Vans - During the first week in October the national average van rate rate hit $2.09 per mile on the spot market. The van… Read More