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Video: A roll into and through the fall freight season’s demand for dry vans

Van, reefer demand continued relatively strong in this week's spot market update following the Thanksgiving holiday. Hot markets, rising and falling rates on specific lanes, and more in this update.

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Overhaul freight marketplace, SoftServe partner on BioLock

At the intersection of so-called "Internet of Things" technology and cargo theft prevention, BioLock provides an electrocardiogram biosensor analysis system to proactively monitor the health of drivers and prevent vehicle theft.

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POLL: Have you successfully fought a traffic (or other) citation?

Whether issued at roadside for a moving violation or an equipment infraction noted in a scale-house, citations can put big stains on your record. Have you ever been successful fighting one or more in court or via administrative procedures?

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Hot markets for flat, van, reefer loads in the last week

E-commerce continued to extend the fall freight season, and season-specific freight was on the road in large volumes last week, with Christmas trees, as well as potatoes, cranberries, and other fall produce indicating that grocery stores were still stocking up on fresh food during the week before Thanksgiving. "We expect this week to be quieter, for all the right reasons."

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Fall freight season spreading out beyond Thanksgiving? Spot market update illustrates e-commerce trends

"The very decided trend toward e-commerce for holiday shoppers" holds the chance of extending, or at least re-ordering, "the historic notions of the 'second freight season' ending by Thanksgiving." --DAT's Ken Harper

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MyLumper: New lumper fee payment service

MyLumper, a company calling itself the "first electronic payment platform that facilitates lumper fee payment instantly and securely," debuted its web- and smartphone-based platform.

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Fuel discounts, compliance assistance, more available with new Comdata small fleet program

With the new program, smaller fleets can take advantage of pre-negotiated discounts on fuel, hotel stays and scale weighs, options for establishing credit, factoring services, short-term micro-load accounts for over-the-road purchases and more.

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Xypper launches new app/web-based brokered freight tool

The company Xypper, Inc., has developed and launched a smartphone-app- and web-based system optimized for independent owner-operators to receive brokered load offers based on geographical location and availability.

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Trucking career opportunities for military vets expanded through new Fastport apprenticeship

Fastport has been approved for a National Guideline Standards CDL Apprenticeship by the U.S. Department of Labor, which will allow the group to facilitate apprenticeships for military veterans in the trucking industry.

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Reefer gaining ground in select markets, dry van rates improving overall

Last week looked more like a June produce peak than the first week in November for reefers. The national average rate per mile was way up, and volumes surged 7 percent nationwide. More on hot reefer and dry van markets.

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