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The Wall Street Journal: Toy Makers Are Betting on Last-Minute Holiday Shopping to Save the Year

Too many toys are sitting on shelves as the holiday buying season gets under way. Retailers and toy makers hope discounts will make that mountain go away.

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Transport Topics: Carriers Feeling Effects of Higher Operating Costs

Higher operating costs, more volatile market cycles and a shift from West Coast ports are characteristics of the post-pandemic freight market, according to an industry analyst.

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Commercial Carrier Journal: Rail strike back on the table, this time for December

The nation's largest rail union, SMART Transportation Division, declined Monday a contract proposal in part brokered by the White House, putting the potential of a national railroad strike back on the table next month.

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Fleet Owner: Diesel drives fleet costs, freight market shifts

Even as freight demand has been strong, carriers can blame diesel as the culprit for a significant increase in their operational costs.

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CNBC: This 36-year-old mom of 2 brings in $144,000 a year as a professional truck driver: ‘I love my job so much’

The 36-year-old, Charlotte, North Carolina, resident is a professional truck driver hauling an array of goods from diapers to TVs to canned goods across the East Coast.

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Fleet Owner: Parade partners with DAT for accurate brokerage pricing

Parade has partnered with DAT Freight & Analytics to power Parade’s capacity-based freight pricing tool, Advantage.

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Transport Topics: A Clouded Outlook for Global Freight

Describing global supply chains as “volatile” for the last two years is an understatement. Bottlenecks, inventory imbalances and soaring costs contributed to industries and consumers worldwide experiencing negative ripple effects.

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The Trucker: North American freight giant sees shipping slump ahead of holidays

The DAT Truckload Volume Index (TVI) declined for all three equipment types in September, indicating a muted shipping season ahead.

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Logistics Management: DAT’s September Truckload Volume Index trends down ahead of holiday season

The September edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index (TVI), which was issued late last week by DAT Freight & Analytics, pointed to rate and volume declines, in advance of the holiday season.

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Trucking Info: Why This Economic Cycle is Different for Trucking

A recession during the first half of 2023 is looking more likely, but the unusual nature of this economic and trucking freight cycle should help keep trucking from feeling the brunt of it, according to an update on the economy at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego Oct. 25.

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