freight

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.

Hurry up and wait or pay $500

| May 19, 2013

A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!

Floods, bad weather pushed freight availability down in April

| May 15, 2013

Freight volumes on the spot market were down — out of trend — 16 percent in April of this year from April 2012, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, which says that bad ...

More ‘loads 2.0′

| May 13, 2013

Tech company Kaazing is building an online-communications enhancement to brokerage Allen Lund Co.'s management software to streamline/enhance shipper-broker-carrier communications and load negotiation/selection.

These nine factory sectors are hot

| May 02, 2013

The Institute for Supply Management's April survey shows that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded last month for the fifth consecutive month.

Load by phone: An automated future for online load selection?

| April 17, 2013

New online marketplace-based load-booking engines, some say, portend a streamlined future for load selection and payment.

Load by phone: How operators are using online tools

| April 15, 2013

Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.

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