Posted: 06 Sep, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Legislation intended to protect freight brokers when hiring carriers is making its way through Washington. The so-called "National Carrier Hiring Standard" has been included as an amendment within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization funding bill and approved by the House of Rep...

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Posted: 05 Sep, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

If you make your money on the truckload spot market, you had stiffer competition from rail and contract carriers last month. Shippers moved more intermodal and contract freight in August than they did in previous months, and spot market rates fell as a result.  A late-summer slide is normal for...

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Posted: 13 Sep, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Although the coastal towns in the path of Hurricane Florence are generally at the receiving end of the distribution chain, there are 4 port cities in the hurricane's path that will certainly affect freight movements — and likely result in rate increases in those markets. Want to help? Visit ou...

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Posted: 29 Aug, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

It could be a little tougher than usual to find reefer equipment this week. The run-up to Labor Day weekend and the new school year typically leads to a surge in demand for transportation of fresh food. This year, the back-to-school grocery fest coincides with late-summer harvests. Apples, pears, on...

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