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Truckload spot and contract rates tell different stories

Dec 04, 2018

by Mark Montague There are really two truckload rate stories this year. For one, spot market rates have declined sharply this fall. In the second story, contract rates have mostly held up, and in some cases may still have room to climb higher. Those two stories from 2018 lead to two different rate forecasts for […]

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What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?

Aug 06, 2018

by Chad Boblett I love trucking, but let’s be honest: I am in this business to make money. The only thing I like better than making money is keeping it. There are two factors that are in my control and that could destroy my business as an owner-operator: my health, and my ability to cover […]

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When Should You Replace Your Truck?

Jul 20, 2018

by Chad Boblett   When is the best time to replace your truck? There is no one correct answer to this question. Independent truckers will have the most flexibility on timing, especially if they’re not under contract and they only take loads from the load board. A broker once told me that a breakdown on […]

What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?

Jun 11, 2018

by Chad Boblett Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.  I love trucking, but let’s be honest: I am in this business to […]

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Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

May 03, 2018

by Matt Sullivan While the van markets might be showing signs of heating up, flatbed has been hot all winter long, and getting hotter. The national average flatbed rate for April was $2.65/mile, the highest it’s ever been in DAT Trendlines. And there are no signs of a slowdown. Last week, flatbed volumes surged 10% […]