Posted: 20 May, 2015 by Mark Montague

When negotiating with freight brokers, a little preparation and a brief discussion can help you to create a win-win. Do your research, communicate your goals directly, and respect their time.

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Posted: 16 Feb, 2016 by Matt Sullivan

February is usually the slowest month for freight, and carriers have been feeling the pinch on the spot market. The national average van rate slipped to $1.58/mile last week. Freight usually starts to pick up again around March, which typically leads to a bump in prices. At this point, it can’t get ...

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Posted: 19 Jul, 2017 by Peggy Dorf

Truckers will have until 2019 to install electronic logging devices (ELD) if newly proposed legislation becomes law. The ELD Extension Act was submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by Rep. Brian Babin (R, Texas) who announced the bill today.

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Posted: 14 Mar, 2016 by Mark Montague

Four years ago, I wrote a blog post called "The Death of the Buck-A-Mile Backhaul." I explained that carriers could no longer cover costs on $1.00 per mile, and those cheap hauls were going away.Today, the dreaded "buck-a-mile" backhaul has returned to U.S. highways, and you may be hauling one right...

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