Dallas

Because that’s what professionals do

After Tony Justice's band's tour bus had a breakdown en route to Dallas, guess who pitched in to get the equipment there in time enough for a full set? True professional truckers from all around the nation ...

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What happened to the summer freight doldrums? August starts strong for vans, flats, reefers

DAT's Ken Harper: "Here's one for the record books: August started stronger for vans than any of the last 18 months. August! Really? What happened to the summer doldrums?"... Flatbed, reefer holding fairly strong as well, given the season.

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Spot freight volume: 100 percent higher than this time last year

The stat in the headline doesn't tell the whole story, however, as rates are basically flat from where they've been the past few weeks. Some bright spots, however, in flatbed.

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Roundup: DPFs and fire, football and truck stops

A lawsuit filed by the Alliance for California Business pushes again against the California Air Resources Board's emissions regs over the issue of DPF safety and fires. Plus: NFL rookie of the year Dak Prescott's connection to trucking.

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Spot market update: Local demand indicators for three major segments in the last week

A somewhat lackluster week on the spot market saw van and reefer volume increase slightly, but rates were more or less unchanged as a national average. Flatbed volume and rates considered broadly continued to drift down, but Savannah-Charlotte was a hot round trip.

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Rates into flood-stricken Louisiana — and a different kind of run

Join me in Dallas for a Saturday morning run. And: A rates analysis shows relief demand booming into Southern Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding.

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43 lives claimed during severe week for weather

More is on the way -- potential blizzard conditions, flooding, ice, tornadoes -- in areas particularly across the Midwest and Southeast through the new year. Keep tuned to weather services on your lanes this week.

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Trucker Talent Search winner Nate Moran’s ‘Crazy’ studio recording and video

The professionally produced music video for owner-operator/songwriter Nate Moran's own "Crazy" showcases studio scenes and a story line of "my kind of crazy" love.

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Hauling the Ebola virus with Dallas hazmat response team and wrecker service

CG Environmental owner Erick McCallum Tuesday, Oct. 21, was hopeful that "we're seeing the end of it coming very soon." The company, with an affiliated wrecker service, has been on the front lines of the Ebola clean-up in Dallas.

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