Largest truck show on Earth

Mar 21, 2022

By Dean Croke The first truck show of the 2022 season is this week, and as usual, truckers can look forward to experiencing all four seasons in one week as we transition from Winter to Spring. It won’t be surprising for truckers to be prepping their show trucks at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) this […]

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Used truck prices ended 2021 at the highest level in the modern era

Feb 01, 2022

By Dean Croke Last year was definitely one for the record books. Class 8 retail prices reached the highest level in the last seven years – so far. In the 2021, late model 3 to 5-year-old trucks brought 40.7% more than in 2020, and 21.4% more than in 2019, according Chris Visser at J.D. Power. […]

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Increased holiday travel underscores deteriorating infrastructure

Dec 01, 2021

By Dean Croke Last week, truckload dispatchers across the country were busy routing drivers home after shortening their radius of operation to keep them closer to home base. This week they’re doing the opposite.  This period is regarded as one of the more challenging times of the year for carriers. It can be even more […]

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8 Ways Carriers Can Find the Best Loads Fast

Sep 20, 2021

By Ben Robbins Axele TMS and DAT recently partnered for a webinar to show how carriers can use our combined tools to find the best loads fast. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here and access the slides here. Below is an overview of the webinar, with strategies and tactics you can […]

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Truck shortage drives growers nuts

Jun 10, 2021

By Dean Croke Each state has crops that dominate annual production and generate thousands of truckloads of freight, but few do so to such an extent as peanuts and almonds. All of the commercial almonds in North America are grown in California, which also account for 80% of commercial almonds around the world. Peanuts are […]