Posted: 30 Nov, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses and distribution centers, especially at this time of year. It's the fastest-growing city in Pennsylvania, with over 120,000 residents and a one-day roundtrip to major population ...

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Posted: 29 Nov, 2018 by Steve Blair

Freight brokers' revenues and costs rose by about the same amount in October, indicating that high rates paid by shippers were passed along to carriers. As a result, brokers' gross margins stalled at 12.5%. Brokers moved about the same number loads during the month but they made more money per load,...

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Posted: 27 Nov, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Carriers and drivers are being tripped up by their lack of understanding of the FMCSA's new personal conveyance guidance. So says John Seidl, a former state patrol inspector and FMCSA investigator who now serves as VP of Risk Services for Reliance Partners. Seidl encourages all carriers to read Regu...

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Posted: 26 Nov, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. Those days are gone. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. While brick and mortar stores still need to stock shelves before Black Friday, the online activity that fuels a larger and larger portion of tr...

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Posted: 20 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

There are really two truckload rate stories this year. For one, spot market rates have declined sharply this fall. In the second story, contract rates have mostly held up, and in some cases may still have room to climb higher. Those two stories from 2018 lead to two different rate forecasts for the ...

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Posted: 19 Nov, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin. So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loa...

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