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KeepTruckin ELD offered at discount for 1 year

Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has partnered with smartphone logbook and electronic logging device provider KeepTruckin to offer discounts on its ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers.

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Van rates leap on heels of Harvey impact as freight patterns shift nationwide

Truck freight patterns nationwide have already been altered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey and its destructive landfall in southeast Texas late last month, according to DAT Solutions’ Mark Montague. Van rates have leapt in the past 10 days, and reefer rates this week have started to surge, Montague says.

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Research broker histories before taking load from new source

Using resources available on different load boards to research a broker's credit history, days to pay and more can help prevent a bad experience.

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What a difference a day makes: Where rates could spike

Where to look for the most likely ELD effect on rates? High-volume lanes between 500 and 750 miles, which analysts call the “dangerous lanes.” It’s those where load/unload hiccups or in-transit delays easily can extend a one-day haul into a second day.

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ELDs’ capacity squeeze assumption no. 1: Fewer miles

Examining the assumptions behind the varying predictions of the post-ELD mandate demand situation. If some predictions come to pass, there’s reason to believe rates may rise enough to be a notable reward from an unwelcome imposition.

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Van freight volume, rates ease off recent hot streak

Coming off of two-year highs just two weeks ago, van rates and volume dipped slightly in the most recent week. Reefer saw similar declines.

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DAT’s new TruckersEdge Pro now shows rate averages paid to owner-operators in recent weeks

Loadboard DAT Solutions on Friday announced the availability of TruckersEdge Pro, an updated version of its loadboard that allows owner-operators to see the rate averages in specified lanes paid by brokers over the past 15 days.

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Short holiday week on the spot market: Rates rose, though demand indicators lagged

The spot market last week saw lower load volumes than in recent weeks on DAT load boards, notes the company's Ken Harper, mostly given the Fourth of July landed on a Tuesday this year. And though freight volumes were down, average rates for vans, reefers and flats were up by a dime, a nickel and a nickel respectively. 

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Five Apps for That: Tools for grabbing a quick load

Spot market load matching evolved from physical bulletin boards at truck stops to digital displays and then to websites. Today, those websites increasingly are accessed via a mobile browser and, in the case of the five mobile boards featured here, via smartphone apps.

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AscendTMS software free to DAT carrier users

Dispatch tools, rate indices, access to factoring, full load board functionality and more are available to current DAT TruckersEdge, Express and Power users via the AscendTMS operations-management software and its integration with DAT.

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