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Wall Street Journal: Lumber Poised to Fall With Autumn’s Approach

Prices notched a record on Thursday but are likely to fall back to earth

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Wall Street Journal: West Coast Freight Networks ‘Bursting at the Seams’ With Surging Imports

In a sharp turnaround from the spring, freight railroads and trucking companies are scrambling to get workers and equipment in place to handle a surge in cargo.

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Transport Dive: The driver shortage: A big piece of the tight capacity puzzle

Retirements, career changes, and delays at licensing bureaus and training schools are clogging up the talent pipeline.

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Wall Street Journal Logistics Report - Number of the Day

9.0% - Increase from July to August in rates on the U.S. spot truckload market, according to DAT Solutions.

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Journal of Commerce: Shippers swallow higher contract rates to secure capacity

Shippers who locked in low contract truck rates in January or during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic are now having to renegotiate prices to get capacity because of the sharp turnaround in freight volumes, according to motor carriers.

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Logistics Management: Fall trucking levels surprisingly high as industry rebounds from COVID-19 shutdown

Leading trucking executives and analysts say they are pleasantly surprised by the strength in freight demand coming out of the COVID-19-induced economic shutdown in early summer.

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The Packer: Diesel fuel still a bargain, but truck rates up slightly

Despite the reduction in diesel fuel costs, spot rates for refrigerated trucks have risen over the past year.

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Journal of Commerce: LA-Chicago truck rates double as imports consume capacity

The flood of imports to Los Angeles and Long Beach this summer is squeezing truckload and LTL capacity on inland truck routes, more than doubling spot rates to Chicago, as intermodal capacity and e-commerce deadlines remain tight.

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Wall Street Journal: Truckers Are Seeing Growing Freight Volumes

The flood of imports to Los Angeles and Long Beach this summer is squeezing truckload and LTL capacity on inland truck routes, more than doubling spot rates to Chicago, as intermodal capacity and e-commerce deadlines remain tight.

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Supply Chain Dive: Trucking capacity tightens, signs of loosening loom

Capacity at the end of August was tight, and DAT principal analyst Dean Croke said carriers are telling him additional trucks won't be added until COVID-19 is better controlled.

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