freight

Flatbed demand: Hot states, local markets

Spot market flatbed freight availability tumbled 13 percent last week after a prior-week gain, DAT reported. Local opportunities in places like Houston, Texas, an otherwise low-demand state in the latest update.

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Food Cowboy grows ways to reduce waste

The Food Cowboy group, founded by a produce hauler, continues to grow unique ways to alleviate waste and hunger in the United States, with new developments and liaisons strengthening the mission.

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2015 picking up? July tonnage nearly hits all-time high, base rates continue climb

Following 2014's trucking boom — when freight and rates took off, truck orders set records and the industry saw some of the best economic times for carriers since the '08-'09 recession — 2015 has been a little disappointing, at least by some measures. Expectation gap? Could be. Especially if the expectation was for 2015 to pick up where 2014 left off. Truck orders fell off in the first half of the year, rates have been tumbling (though ...

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Spot market van freight: As volume grows slowly, pricing lags

Freight trends this week: Nationally, van rates dropped a couple cents, but opportunity exists in local markets in N.Y., Pa., Md., Va. and Ind.; Charlotte-to-Buffalo lane still ripe for triangulation.

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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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Hot, cold states for reefer freight

Freight, rates trend of the week: A closer look at the spot market reefer segment, including; How to get back from Philadelphia to Green Bay to maximize loaded revenue.

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Van freight: Demand shift in the last week

Rates trends for the week: Van demand fell off, rates following slightly. And: How would you break up a return trip to Stockton, Calif., from Seattle? Find out the most profitable route here.

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Van freight, rates: Where’s it hot and where it’s not

Spot market trend of the week: Van owner-operator demand, rates and volume spotlighted nationally and in some local markets. Where it hottest: Parts of California and Texas, DAT says.

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Next recession could hit as early as late 2016, say analysts

FTR Associates' "state of freight" seminar/Q&A reflected readers' recent suggestions that owner-operators ought to start the belt-tightening now to prepare for a cyclical economic downturn -- starting as early as late 2016.

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Trucker Path launches public beta version of freight marketplace

During the public beta testing, fleets, owner-operators or drivers won’t need to pay a transaction fee to use Trucker Path's new Truckloads freight-marketplace platform.

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