summer

A hot August: New development for the spot market in van, reefer

Find load-to-truck demand indicator averages for van and reefer below -- for last week, when volumes declined for vans nationally but remained well higher than what is typical for August most years. "Temperatures in our part of the woods have come down from their unseasonably torrid highs," noted DAT's Ken Harper, "but it's still very warm. The same can be said about spot market freight." In July, the national van load-to-truck ratio was 5.5 on DAT ...

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After hot end of July on the spot market, lucky lanes in van, reefer

The central question remains whether we'll see the typical August slump in freight and rates for vans and reefers, or if the economy has enough oomph to make August as relatively exceptional as July was.

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Dog days of freight, rates setting in?

"Bad news, good news," says DAT's Ken Harper, looking at the spot market picture within the last week -- less freight, suggesting the typically "Summertime Blues" this time of year may finally be settling in.

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Creepy crawlies and questionable questions

"Here's an important tip to remember: if someone walks up to you in a truck stop with a cup and asks you to describe what's in it, just run. Don't even bother looking, because it's either going to be gross or scary."

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Boaters ‘flashing truckers’ prompt new restrictions in N.C.

New NCDOT buoys around the I-77 causeway over Lake Norman attempt to remove the exhibitionist temptation.

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Notes on vacationers and summer attire

Once a year, families insist on renting insanely large vehicles in order to terrorize professional drivers on the road.

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