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The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

Sep 30, 2019

Posted by Tim Denoyer The freight market has been soft for almost a year, and in our view, slid into freight recession in the first half of 2019. The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight – which continues to press rates lower. Historically, freight […]

Reefer rates remain in flux

Aug 12, 2019

Posted by Allie Lewis California and Texas remain in flux with overall volumes roughly the same the last several weeks. Reefer produce failed to climb at the end of July, due in part to a sharp decline in volumes from Fresno. The national load-to-truck ratio for reefers was up 18% last week compared to the previous […]

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June freight could set the tone for rest of year

Jun 24, 2019

Posted by Mark Montague on 18 June 2019 11:11 am It’s no secret that truckload rates aren’t where they were a year ago. We don’t expect prices to reach the same levels we saw in 2018, but we’ve been predicting a second quarter rebound for quite some time now — really since last December, when […]

Hauling candy by the truckload is a sweet niche

May 15, 2019

Posted by DAT Guest Author on 3 May 2019 12:00 am I got started early in candy logistics. After I got my MBA in transportation, I managed a fleet based in Melrose Park, IL, and negotiated rates with the suppliers at E.J. Brach. I was in my 30s at the time, and I told the […]

Commercial Truck Driver and Pet
Driver shortage or truck surplus?

Mar 07, 2019

by Mark Montague You’ve likely heard reports that there’s a shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. There have also been reports that a record number of heavy-duty truck orders from last year is creating a capacity surplus. So, which is it? How can we have a surplus of trucks and a shortage of drivers?  […]