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Investment banker’s front-line info source: You

A banker who looks to drivers for front-line economic information predicts some good times ahead -- what does business look like where you sit?

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Rates continue to skyrocket, all three segments set record highs

Per-mile rates on the spot market in June continued the major upward swing seen throughout most of 2014, and all three segments -- flatbed, reefer and dry van -- set record highs, according to July 1 data from Internet Truckstop.

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Rates soar in May as flatbed, reefer set records

Rates in all three segments boomed in May, continuing to build on recent per-mile upticks, according to data released June 2 by Internet Truckstop.

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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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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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Flatbed booms as rates stay strong in April

Flatbed rates soared again in April, setting another high. And although reefer and dry van rates fell off a bit, both are still near all-time highs.

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Rates rebound in February, see big year over year spikes

Per-mile rates on the spot market saw healthy spikes in all three segments — flatbed, reefer and dry van — in February, pushing rates to big year over year gains and setting a record for dry van loads, according to Internet Truckstop.

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Losing ground: The military hauling niche

Owner-operators continue to fight for access to military freight, though federal cost-cutting initiatives have reduced rates.

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Rates fall in January but see big year over year gains

Rates in all three segments dropped in January from December, but all are up double digits from the same month in 2013.

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Pay by performance, rate trends

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news in it for independents.

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