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Spot market demand weak on West Coast with port disruptions

As spot freight falls into a typical seasonal plateau, the West Coast port disruption throws a complication on top of it All throughout the Western regions things are slower, DAT reports.

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Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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Rates: Look-back on November demand by state

DAT's Freight index remained up year over year in November. Here find a look what states were hot for outbound demand, measured by the outbound/inbound load ratio for the month.

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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

Owner-operators with their eyes on real-time demand data are well-positioned to capitalize on a large volume of freight -- and attendant good rates -- available from brokers in the spot market.

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FTR, Internet Truckstop to forecast spot market activity

FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic industry partnership to offer market analysis and specificity for both contract and spot freight segments by region and by trailer type.

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Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

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Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

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