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What has your smartphone replaced?

An online seminar with BigRoad's Terry Frey yields new insights on the question in the title. What's your answer?

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

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 load? Tell us here.

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Spot market demand weak on West Coast with port disruptions

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.

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Readers sound off on FMCSA’s border move

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.

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Driver dispatch from a series of wintry hazmat loads over Loveland Pass

With the city of Buffalo under multiple feet of snow in November, driver Don Christner and his running partner were quietly but heroically hauling hazmat on a series of loads over Loveland Pass in Colorado, quite wintry itself...

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

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.

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Load availability continues to boom on spot market despite small monthly drops

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases.

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High, wide and heavy: Crane haul brokered by Next Exit its biggest to date

DeSoto, Texas-based broker Next Exit Logistics earlier this year arranged a move that ranks as the biggest in its history -- a 100-ton Manitowoc crane, hauled from Texas to Virginia.

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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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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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