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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Posted: 15 Nov, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Capacity is becoming more available, as small fleets have mostly adjusted to electronic logging device (ELD) and strict enforcement of the Hours of Service rules. Driver pay has risen steadily in the past year, so large fleets are able to attract drivers and keep more trucks on the road, effectively...

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Posted: 15 Nov, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Prioritizing delivery time over efficiency adds to transportation and logistics costs, and those costs will inevitably be passed on. Either consumers will pay more for the merchandise, or stockholders will lose out when they invest in those retailers.

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Posted: 13 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s the reefer segment that is driving seasonal demand, as grocery stores prepare for the big day. And with e-commerce season still building, we may soon see an increase in van demand and rates too. National average rates Van  $2.09/mile, unchanged Ree...

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Posted: 09 Nov, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Central Oregon Truck Company, based in Redmond, Oregon, was chosen to transport an 80-foot noble fir from Oregon's Willamette National Forest to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The company's CEO, Rick Williams, will be one of the drivers. "It is an honor to be selected to carry the 2018 ...

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Posted: 08 Nov, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

(UPDATED NOV 20, 2018)   Fall has been relatively quiet for freight, but all signs show that retail shipments are about to kick into gear. Trucks are in high demand on the West Coast, as imports move east from the ports. Los Angeles volumes and prices are already starting to spike. Higher load-...

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