Posted: 06 Feb, 2019 by Chad Boblett

I try my best to avoid markets where demand is low, but that gets difficult at this time of year. It's tough to get to a hot market at a decent rate per mile right now, but before giving in to a less desirable price – or waiting until the market changes – try looking for partial loads. M...

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Posted: 31 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. Here's what they had to say. For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19...

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Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Mark Montague

Imagine a transportation industry where no truck was ever detained. That’s the motivation behind trailer pools, which are an increasingly popular trend in the effort to maximize efficiency and reduce wait times at shippers’ and receivers’ docks. But it's not quite the silver bullet...

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Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Mark Montague

Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet. It's taking many people by surprise, though, because January started out with unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the coun...

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