freight

Trucker demand on the West Coast with the port backlog: Update

| March 02, 2015

As of last week Tuesday, Los Angeles outbound was showing a load-to-truck ratio of 0.7 on DAT boards -- the company considers 2.5 a balanced ratio. Look for demand to heat up mid-March.

POLL: If any, which of these load services have you used?

| February 27, 2015

This poll takes a survey of some of the load-matching-tech companies that have sprung up in recent years or have moved toward more automated technology platforms. Ever used one of these to successfully book a ...

Trucking 101: The difference between a freight forwarder and a broker

| February 23, 2015

The primary, though not the only, difference between forwarders and brokers is that a freight broker never takes possession of items being shipped.

Spot market demand weak on West Coast with port disruptions

| February 18, 2015

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.

New free load board on the way

| February 10, 2015

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

Readers sound off on FMCSA’s border move

| January 15, 2015

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.

Car/mobile equipment hauling: Owner-operator Greg Cutler’s Show-n-Sell Towing & Recovery

| December 03, 2014

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.

Geographic specialization, with Brady’s Hotshot Hauling owner-operator Jeff WardImage Gallery

| December 02, 2014

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.

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