Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.
Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?
To many carriers "seem to want to compete this way. And who gets hurt? Drivers, small businesses, people all throughout the industry."
With seasonal and regulatory changes (hours of service) in play, this poll interrogates rate conditions for owner-operators around the nation.
Operators and carriers discuss strategies toward adequate rates and compensation given declining length-of-haul in reefer and dry van segments, and how flatbed differs.
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.
Flatbed, reefer and dry van rates all rose to their highest points ever, according to numbers released this week by online loadboard Internet Truckstop.
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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