pricing

‘Show me the money’ – rates and pricing in the on-demand freight environment

Would-be freight market disruptors are attempting to provide a certain level of automation and data science into their pricing/rates that “better reflects the market” than what arises from the typical process, often tilted against carriers in one-on-one spot negotiations.

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‘Freight recession over,’ analyst says — flat, van, reefer demand updates

Following an "18-month malaise" in freight sparked by the collapse in oil prices at the end of 2014, says DAT analyst Mark Montague, the freight recession is now officially over.

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uDrove updates pricing, plans for ELD

Says Truckstop.com's Thayne Boren, general manager for the company's mobile services, "We've gotten more aggressive in our pricing" -- meaning it's gone down considerably. Greater integration with other Truckstop.com services is coming.

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Van freight: Texas demand sees GATS effect, rates sag nationally, and volume rises

Volume ticked up for dry freight, but rates were lackluster in the past week. Some local markets with a higher van load-to-truck showed opportunity in these states: OR, WA, ID, WI, IN and PA.

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Rates hall of fame: Top 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Does knowing historical rate performance on average help you in your day-to-day negotiations and planning? Find 2014 top performing states and Q2 outbound averages nationwide 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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5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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Obamacare case analysis: Stick with the wife’s insurance

Owner-operator Michael Wright, of Michigan, runs through health-insurance numbers as he contemplates potential moves in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act gets closer to implementation.

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Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

OneMorePallet.com is the latest business entity to attempt to apply the Priceline pricing model to some aspect of the trucking business -- in this case it's partial loads for half-empty LTLs.

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Carrier survey shows mixed rate, volume outlook

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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