Trucking Industry Trends

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight – which is pressing rates lower. The freight market has been soft for almost a year and slid into freight recession in the first half of 2019.


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Reefer markets still await late-summer harvests

Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far… Read More

Van rates still waiting for a rebound

Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Read More

FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes? Read More

Top 10 markets for truckload freight in first half of 2019

Spot market activity has still been elevated this year, despite lower prices compared to last year. Read More

Reefer activity shifts northward

Reefer demand trailed off in California and Texas last week… Read More

Demand dips for dry van, and prices follow

So far in August, shippers have shown a lack of urgency, marking the weakest point for van rates in the second half of 2019. Read More

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight… Read More

Van rates reach their summertime slump

The summer slowdown has arrived for spot market truckload freight. Read More

Reefer rates and volumes stay cool in summer heat

Reefer rates and volumes continued their summer slide. Read More

Volumes are up in 2019, but not rates. Here's why.

Although rates have dropped considerably from record levels in 2018… Read More

Contract rates are up compared to 2018, but for how long?

This year's truckload spot market rates have fallen well short of the heights set in 2018… Read More

How a 3PL managed one of the worst hurricane seasons

In a normal hurricane season, there would be about 13 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean from June through November. Read More

June freight could set the tone for rest of year

It's no secret that truckload rates aren't where they were a year ago. Read More

3 truck-finding hacks for freight brokers

You may not have a problem getting carriers to cover a load, but every freight broker occasionally hits the wall with… Read More

Freight Forecast: Is the worst yet to come?

It’s natural to prefer predictability over surprise in many parts of your life, but as the axiom says, “change is… Read More

May ends quietly for reefers, but peak season awaits

Although van freight got a nice boost last week because of the shortened Memorial Day week, the news was a little less… Read More


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