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July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

| August 08, 2013

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law ...

New load profitability planner

| July 31, 2013

123Loadboard.com launched a load planning function that takes into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs toward a goal of stringing together hauls for maximum profitability. The "Load Planner" reduces the time required to locate ...

Demand rising for spot market flat freight

| July 31, 2013

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

Educational opportunity at the grocery

| July 24, 2013

For want of JIT load: "I watched a little kid have a near seizure because there were no Lucky Charms on the shelf. (I myself was somewhat disappointed, but refrained from throwing myself to the ...

POLL: Freight rates: up or down since the end of June?

| July 23, 2013

With seasonal and regulatory changes (hours of service) in play, this poll interrogates rate conditions for owner-operators around the nation.

Short and sweet: Pros, cons of length-of-haul trends

| July 08, 2013

Part 1 in a two-part length-of-haul analysis presents owner-operator advantages/disadvantages of the trucking trend to shorter haul length in reefer and dry van segment.

Carrier survey shows mixed rate, volume outlook

| June 25, 2013

Smaller carriers slightly more pessimistic on volume than large carriers; a majority of all carriers are expecting rate increases over the next year.

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