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Overdrive: Post-Thanksgiving spot freight — mixed pictures for flatbed, dry van, reefer

Truckload volumes bounced back after Thanksgiving — the number of available loads increased 93% week over week to close out last week, ending Dec. 6.

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Commercial Carrier Journal: ‘2020’s baked’: Goods-heavy recovery rolls on, with eyes on 2021 contract market

The freight demand and rates dynamics that have been at work since the economic recovery began in June have held through the usual holiday freight season of September, October and November.

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Landline Magazine: Spot freight volumes slow during Thanksgiving week

Load board activity declined sharply last week, with carriers, brokers, and shippers taking time off for Thanksgiving. Freight that did move was priced at a premium, with rates rising on most high-traffic lanes.

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Refrigerated Transporter: Spot truckload volumes see drop during Thanksgiving week

Overall, reefer load posts down 48% week-over-week but volumes 55% higher compared to this time last year, DAT said

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Overdrive: Broad supply chain effort, possibly including owner-operators, will be needed to distribute COVID vaccines

Ken Adamo, chief of analytics for DAT Solutions, said he’s closely watching how vaccine distribution might affect truck capacity. “There’s no historical precedent for the vaccine response to a 100-year pandemic,” he said.

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Cargo Business: Trucking Trends: A Closer Look at the Persistent Rise of Spot Truckload Rates

The pandemic has made many aspects of our lives feel upside down this year, and commercial transportation is no exception.

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Transport Topics: ATA Truck Tonnage Index Declines 8.7% in October

Trucking Continues to Do Well, With Housing Pacing Recovery

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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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