Posted: 23 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

You never thought they'd ask. But the FMCSA has issued a notice seeking input on certain aspects of hour of service (HOS) regulations. The agency said it wants input on four areas in which it is considering making changes. Are there alternatives to the 30-minute rest break that would provide flexibi...

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Posted: 07 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10. Los Angeles outbound rates rose last week, which is in contrast to declining rates in most of the remainder of the cou...

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Posted: 23 Oct, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather. Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October.  In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freig...

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Posted: 18 Oct, 2018 by Chad Boblett

When demand for trucks slows down, like it does every year during this time, the trend among many owner-operators is to pre-book loads to stay employed until the really good stuff comes out in later in the year. If it's a broker's market, then I try to spend less time getting a really great one-time...

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