Posted: 08 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

ELDs ruled everything around us in 2018. The topic dominated our list of most-read stories, and the mandate was central to most of the trends that played out in the freight industry last year. But before 2018…there was 2017. And in 2017, there was plenty of speculation about what would happen...

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Posted: 07 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

What do you get when you combine an economy that's growing like gangbusters and a truck shortage? That'd be 2018.

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Posted: 04 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

A decision by the California supreme court could have a chilling effect on the owner-operator model in that state, and if appeals fail to reverse the decision, other states could go down the same path. So says Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications for the Western St...

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Posted: 03 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018. After the spikes we saw early in the year, prices started a slow and steady decline that lasted for months. That changed in December, as prices reversed course at a time when business is usually slow for flatbed carrier...

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Posted: 03 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

For the first time since 2012, the national average van rate was lower in December than it was in November. While this past December might have been slower than expected, 2018 ended much the same way it started:  Not enough trucks to keep up with demand. Less freight moved last week, as busines...

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Posted: 03 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

What stories got the most attention in 2018? ELDs and driver detention were the most popular topics, followed by business tips for owner-operators, and info on the big trends in truckload freight, capacity, and rates. In case you missed them, below are the 10 most-read stories from the past year. St...

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