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Commercial Carrier Journal: Former Swift CEO: The driver shortage is back — but this time it’s different

The OTR truckload driver count is at an eight-year low, and traditional solutions to solving the driver shortage aren’t working. It’s time for all carriers to start investing and innovating in new solutions.

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Portland Business Journal: Beaverton trucking software maker keeps the goods moving

DAT Freight & Analytics, the newest iteration of DAT Solutions and before that Dial-a-Truck, regularly evolves its business as technology and the trucking industry change.

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Transport Dive: Fleets take the lanes less traveled as warehouse locations sprout

Spot rates are rising on routes once safely considered backhauls in the face of an e-commerce surge.

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Commercial Carrier Journal: Speed, transparency fuels the rise of ‘Book it Now’ options in load boards

Recent developments in load boards and freight-matching platforms are allowing freight brokers and carriers to bypass rate negotiations

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Commercial Carrier Journal: ‘Guessing game’: Carriers can expect contract rates growth for 2021, though uncertainty abounds

While contract rates have been steadily climbing since the economic recovery began in early June, the ultimate outlook for contracted per-mile rates between carriers and shippers is somewhat muddy — especially after the calendar flips to 2021.

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Cargo Business News: Trucking Trends: Remember the truck driver shortage? It's back

With more of us at home for work, school, and entertainment, demand for electronic equipment has skyrocketed.

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Land Line Magazine: Truck to Success, a course for prospective owner-operators, starts Oct. 26

For drivers considering the jump to being owner-operators, it is just a matter of days before the start of a three-day course meant to help you make the right decision and be successful.

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Transport Dive: Truck vs. train: Which has the upper hand as spot rates soar?

Shippers consider lead times and freight types when selecting over-the-road, rail or intermodal.

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Talk Business & Politics: Truck capacity limited, spot rates up nearly 50% heading into holiday shipping season

Dean Croke, principal analyst for DAT iQ, the freight data and analytics operation for DAT Freight & Analytics, expects winners and losers in the holiday shipping season this year. DAT operates an online marketplace for spot truckload freight.

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Journal of Commerce: US shippers shell out to secure container, truck capacity

Trucking executives say they’re seeing more shippers renegotiate contracts struck in January and swallowing higher rates to lock in capacity.

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