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Heck of a time to be a flatbedder: High demand indicators on offer in this week’s spot update

All that dark green in the map? That means flatbedders utilizing DAT load boards have been busy, with a serious imbalance between the number of posted flatbed loads and the number of posted available trucks. What’s more: It’s been that way since winter…

Spring has sprung on the spot market

So much for March going out like a lamb. Nationally, the final week of the month featured a 3.5 percent increase in available freight, a 3.1 percent decrease in capacity, and another record high load-to-truck ratio for flatbed freight, and rates contin…

April Fool’s Day ELD-OOS nightmare some are expecting may not be tough as advertised

In the weekly spot market update, a little intel from a recent DAT survey suggests FMCSA’s 96 percent ELD compliance rate is probably close to correct. Meantime, spot rates hold firm, and may be on the rise this week with volume trends in dry van, flat…

April Fool’s Day ELD-OOS nightmare some are expecting may not be tough as advertised

In the weekly spot market update, a little intel from a recent DAT survey suggests FMCSA’s 96 percent ELD compliance rate is probably close to correct. Meantime, spot rates hold firm, and may be on the rise this week with volume trends in dry van, flat…

Van, reefer demand update: Rates reverse course, heading up in the last week

Van volumes have been rising for two weeks, and rates followed last week. Meanwhile, reefer has mimicked van trends, though swings have been sharper. At once, spot rates have on average been above contract rates for reefers since September, perhaps por…

Comchek Mobile streamlining load payment for 5,000 new users monthly

Comdata’s wide presence in facilitating load payments/fuel advances has translated to perhaps unprecedented ability for the provider to leverage the transaction ease enabled by smartphones with appropriate security to help drivers and owner-operators “…

Load One’s new app brings measure of self-dispatch to its expedited haulers

To combat the problem of extended layovers, very common in expediting, Load One has put tools in the hands of its drivers that allow them to be more proactive in positioning themselves for optimum dispatch.

Load One’s new app brings measure of self-dispatch to its expedited haulers

To combat the problem of extended layovers, very common in expediting, Load One has put tools in the hands of its drivers that allow them to be more proactive in positioning themselves for optimum dispatch.

‘100 percent OK’ to bring up detention before you get off the phone

‘Don’t leave money on the table,’ redux — that sentiment could increasingly include examinations of revenue and income per hour in your business’ accounting and analysis to help determine effective detention rates in broker/shipper negotiations.