Posted: 15 Apr, 2019 by Pat Pitz

Working with a broker or carrier for the first time can lead to a successful and profitable relationship that will last for years. But in this digital age where carriers and brokers rarely meet in person, it's good to follow some common-sense rules to ensure your new business partner is who they say...

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Posted: 08 Apr, 2019 by Mark Montague

Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways. Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. There was very little price movement up or down last week and rates — and fuel prices — remain stable. DAT loa...

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Posted: 08 Apr, 2019 by Pat Pitz

You’ve lined up shipper customers and jumped through all the legal hurdles to start your very own freight brokerage. One problem: Carriers are reluctant to take loads from you because your new business doesn’t have a credit score yet. The good news is that DAT load boards now apply credi...

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Posted: 03 Apr, 2019 by Mark Montague

As we begin the second quarter of the year, I've noticed that freight volumes have picked up in the van and flatbed segments, but the reefer segment continues to be a drag on the overall freight picture. Flooding and severe weather have pushed the typical spring upturn further into the future. There...

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