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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

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.

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Truckload capacity white paper from DAT: Worth the read

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 to today's favorable spot market conditions.

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The most memorable haul of your life

While the question has been asked in various forms over the years here and elsewhere -- "your most memorable haul? -- this round's responses yielded no small amount of tales and tall and/or solid in stature. Take a run through some of the best here.

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Rates, lanes on Labor Day weekend and beyond: A new resource

Where'd you load Friday? As owner-operator Chad Boblett of the Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook group and Rates and Lanes podcast notes, the answer probably had a lot to do with the rate you were able to negotiate for the long weekend.

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Load, self-dispatch automation: Heads up on two services

Introducing DashHaul.com and Comfreight.com, two more load matching services aimed at involving direct shippers and great automation of the process.

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Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

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The ups and downs (mostly the former) of self-dispatch

"So tomorrow we set out, for parts unknown, on a self-dispatch journey that doesn't include a regular run...."

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Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

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Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

Three top national LTL carriers – Con-way, Old Dominion and YRC – have committed to publishing rates on offer to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace, uShip reported.

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uShip, eBay ink agreement on larger-than-parcel items

uShip will be a featured option for buyer-arranged transport in eBay categories were items of 150 lbs. or greater are common.

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