According to DAT's analysis of the spot market for the week ending October 4, freight availability rebounded 1.5 percent at the close of the month and quarter.
What has emerged through the years is the ability for owner-operators to quickly and accurately pinpoint the markets where they’re in high demand, even before arriving.
Higher than typical volumes on the spot market coupled with tight trucking capacity are improving the rate landscape. Independents: Identify high-demand freight situations and negotiate for top dollar.
The new paper, "Truckload Capacity in 2014: What’s Causing the Capacity Crunch and What Can Shippers Do About It," though aimed at shippers, is an interesting read through a multifaceted set of circumstances that's led ...
Where'd you load Friday? As owner-operator Chad Boblett of the Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook group and Rates and Lanes podcast notes, the answer probably had a lot to do with the rate you were ...
Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.
DAT's new RateView revamp of the Truckload Rate Index with several new features can be helpful for owner-operator load, lane and price analysis for profitable load planning.
Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.
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