Van and reefer rates see uptick in November, flatbed rates fall

Reefer and van rates trended up in November, while flatbed lost a few cents, likely due to the seasonality of the segment.

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‘Legitimate freight options’ — old ways in new times

There's many ways to skin the cat on freight -- in response to a reader question about legitimate freight options, an update on newer load boards/marketplaces and mobile-optimized brokerages and a revisit to tried-and-true methods, doing the hard work, etc. ...

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Rates stagnant in October, reefer rates dip to lowest since 2013

Reefer rates fell to $1.97 a mile in October, the first time the segment has fallen below $2 a mile since February 2013. Van and flatbed rates were flat from September, but down year over year.

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Rate forecast functionality coming to’s Rate Analysis tool in Q1 2017

The Rate Forecasting tool will allow users to "predict the future" in a sense, offering the ability for carriers and brokers to see with some confidence just "where you’re going with rates," company reps said.

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Spot market demand tilting toward a stronger environment for carriers in 2017

FTR analyst and COO Jonathan Starks feels truckers' demand position in the spot market will improve well into 2017, particularly if movement toward electronic logging devices picks up. As in any improving-demand situation, rates will follow up.

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Van, flatbed rates flat in September, reefer rates tumble

Per-mile rates on the spot market remain well below levels seen in 2014 and 2015, as diesel prices fell off and freight slowed.

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Negotiating rates without needing ‘extra blood-pressure medicine’

Conceive of negotiations over loads/rates as an opportunity to start or extend a potential long-term business relationship -- don't leave money on the table, but always keep in mind this rule of thumb: "If both sides aren't happy in the end, it's not negotiating."

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TMS provider integrates’s LoadPay

MercuryGate's TMS has integrated's secure LoadPay payment platform enables 3PLs, brokers and shippers to schedule automated payments to carriers while offering the option of PayMeNow for quick pay.

Read More, CargoNet partner on new cargo theft alert system is set to announce Aug. 11 that it has entered into a partnership with cargo theft prevention firm CargoNet to provide alerts of theft instances and reported fraudulent activity to users.

Read More Theater to provide array of offerings at GATS

The theater will be home to plenty of live sessions and entertainment throughout GATS, and it’s located in the heart of the show floor.

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