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October Spot Freight Index Up Year Over Year; Slow Growth From September

In October, TransCore's market research shows a 69 percent increase in spot market freight availability, compared to October 2009.

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Highest August Freight Volume on Spot Market Since 2005

TransCore reports that August spot freight volume exceeded August 2009 levels by 81 percent and achieved the highest level for the month since 2005.

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TransCore data shows strong spot market growth continuing

Even though various freight and economic-related indices have lost steam in recent weeks, one which continues to chug along is the TransCore North American Freight Index. TransCore reported in its index this week that spot market freight availability

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New Freight Matching Tools Increase Search Speed, Usefulness

Since 2007, TransCore has offered a Web services interface called Connexion for it's online 3sixty Freight Match service and DAT Network. The interface establishes a real-time communications link to 3sixty Freight Match by embedding XML code into the

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ICMI Announces the 2010 Global Call Center of the Year Awards Finalists

In the Small/Medium Call Center category, TransCore Freight Services (Beaverton, Oregon), a leading transportation solutions provider serving brokers, carriers, owner-operators and shippers in the U.S. and Canada – and the recipient of the ICMI Glo

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CSA Is ‘A Win-Win’ for Government, Industry, FMCSA Official Tells Brokers

An official with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told anxious freight brokers here the agency’s new safety ratings system would not significantly alter their business landscape.

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Big Swings In Trucker Load Boards Mean Broker’s Are Getting Their Due

Do brokers, 3PL’s and other non-asset providers sell value and relationships or moreso price? Therein lies the quandary that creates the opportunity for truckers' profits today and problems for 3PL’s / brokers.

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Spot Freight Continues Y-Y Gains

Freight availability in February more than tripled on the North American spot market from the year ago period, with a 215 percent boost.

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Beeline to Safety

Getting lost is a major source of stress and anxiety for truck drivers, and stress increases the chance they could be involved in an accident.

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Trailing Indicators: Trailer Monitoring Technology Makes Planning the Next Move Easier

Judging by appearance alone, trailers operated by Brown Trucking are similar to most other dry vans parked at shipping and receiving facilities. But watch closely, and you'll see that the company's trailers don't sit still for long.

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