U.S. truck operators see cheaper rates, more crashes and lower driver pay as possible effects of FMCSA's expansion of cross-border trucking with Mexico.
Today hauling classic cars, farm equipment and other rolling stock, Greg Cutler of Fon Du Lac, Wis., got into hotshot hauling after years as a tow operator.
Atlanta-area owner-operator Jeff Ward started his hotshot business with a diesel F450 cab and chassis outfitted with a flatbed body and gooseneck-type hitch.
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.
Meet Villa Rica, Ga.-based Jeff Ward and his Brady's Hotshot Hauling business, with a 2012 Ford F350 outfitted with a Cadet flatbed body, gooseneck hitch and 30-ft. P.J. trailer.
DeSoto, Texas-based broker Next Exit Logistics earlier this year arranged a move that ranks as the biggest in its history -- a 100-ton Manitowoc crane, hauled from Texas to Virginia.
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.
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 ...
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