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2015 picking up? July tonnage nearly hits all-time high, base rates continue climb

Following 2014's trucking boom — when freight and rates took off, truck orders set records and the industry saw some of the best economic times for carriers since the '08-'09 recession — 2015 has been a little disappointing, at least by some measures. Expectation gap? Could be. Especially if the expectation was for 2015 to pick up where 2014 left off. Truck orders fell off in the first half of the year, rates have been tumbling (though ...

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Rates sag in July in line with seasonal trends, cheaper diesel

The declines, typical for July, may not reflect market rate conditions as much as they do lower fuel surcharges corresponding with lower fuel prices. Either way, here's a look at the latest figures from Truckstop.com.

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Hot, cold states for reefer freight

Freight, rates trend of the week: A closer look at the spot market reefer segment, including; How to get back from Philadelphia to Green Bay to maximize loaded revenue.

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CFF to launch ‘Truck Tank’ pitch contest at GATS

Got a bright idea? Commercial Fleet Financing, a financing company specializing in truck transportation, wants you to share it for a chance to win funding to get the new venture off the ground in its "Truck Tank" pitch contest.

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Van freight: Demand shift in the last week

Rates trends for the week: Van demand fell off, rates following slightly. And: How would you break up a return trip to Stockton, Calif., from Seattle? Find out the most profitable route here.

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On-demand load matching: Where it’s happening

As mobile communications technology advancements give rise to streamlined freight transactions, some startups go so far as doing it all with a single app. Who will be the 'Uber of trucking?'

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POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

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Business trending better in 2015, operators say

Four in 10 readers believe 2015 holds better prospects than 2014 for their businesses.

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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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