Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

Last week the national average van rate dropped 4¢ to $1.97/mile. The last time the average van rate was below $2 per mile was 16 months ago, in September 2017. There’s the normal seasonal slowdown that occurs around this time each year, but falling fuel surcharges and increased capacity ...

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Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

Expect a rush of reefer demand this week in areas hit by sub-zero temperatures, as shippers attempt to prevent sensitive cargo from freezing. If you don't want to drive into that slippery mess, head for someplace warm and load up on fresh produce until the storm passes. Rates are cooling off for ref...

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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 Pat Pitz

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700 members. Matt Mantione has joined TIA as Vice P...

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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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Posted: 24 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

Last year was the most explosive freight bull market on record for the trucking industry. But how much of that will carry over into 2019? Stay in front of the freight trends all year with this feature-filled outlook into the key market factors affecting your business.   Sign up here to get...

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