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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% […]

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ELD Survey: 91% Compliance Achieved by Small Carriers

Apr 11, 2018

by Peggy Dorf The vast majority of owner-operators are ready for the ELD mandate, according to a recent survey by DAT. Many are unhappy with the electronic logs, however, which they blame for a loss of productivity and a resulting decline in income. Plus, it’s harder to find parking for their trucks. Driver detention remains […]

Soaring Rates, Freight Demand, Spark Truck Sales Surge

Feb 12, 2018

By Clarissa Hawes Soaring freight rates, a shortage of big rigs and strong freight demand combined to make January’s heavy-duty truck orders the best since 2006. The strong economy and favorable new tax policy are encouraging motor carriers to make large fleet investment. Manufacturers received orders for 47,200 trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight […]

What Does Tesla’s Automated Truck Mean for Truckers?

Jan 03, 2018

By Aarian Marshall Elon Musk rolled out Tesla‘s biggest gizmo yet: a fully electric semitruck. The Semi can go a whopping 500 miles between charges, hauling 80,000 pounds along the way. And it can sorta, kinda drive itself—on highways, anyway. The truck comes with Enhanced Autopilot, the second generation of Tesla’s semiautonomous technology, equipped with […]