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Spot market freight index gains in October

TransCore said its North American Freight Index for October increased 69 percent year-over-year in spot market freight availability.

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Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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Spot freight in August hits 5-year peak

Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009.

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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Overlooked niches

Advanced handling. Extra-heavy labor. Elaborate LTL logistics. Special hauls often require moreof an owner-operator than ordinary loads, but the financial rewards compensate well.

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Spot freight up year over year

TransCore's North American Freight Index for June showed a 112 percent increase in spot market freight availability.

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TransCore: Strong spot market freight in May

With a 216 percent increase year-over-year, this was the strongest volume for May in at least 10 years.

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TransCore: Spot freight jumps in April

Spot market freight availability increased by 291 percent in April compared to the same month in 2009.

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Spot market freight surges 259% in March

The high load volume in March contributed to the strongest first-quarter volume since 2004, according to TransCore.

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Freight broker business stable, survey finds

The annual TransCore Broker Benchmark Survey shows freight broker numbers are stabilizing after rough 2009.

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