freight

How to get access to military freight

A primer of doing business direct with the military -- or the 3PL contractor controlling almost half of general military freight -- to haul DOD loads.

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AA&E: Where the money is, if anywhere, in military freight

FedEx custom-critical expediters Andy and Myrian Johnson are sunny about high-security military freight, where the money is -- if it's anywhere -- in the niche.

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Losing ground: The military hauling niche

Owner-operators continue to fight for access to military freight, though federal cost-cutting initiatives have reduced rates.

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POLL: How often do you use lumpers?

Do you pay lumpers or otherwise contract with a "freight handling" service in your trucking operation? Tell us how often if you do -- or if you don't -- in this poll.

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New shipper-carrier connection tool

The Go By Truck online freight management application bills itself as "automated freight brokering" -- the company also offers a referral-bonus program for any user of the system.

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Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

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Poll: Do you currently haul U.S. military freight?

This poll looks at what percentage of drivers are moving military freight, whether solo operators on general freight or a team with arms, ammunition and explosives loads. Or not. Weigh in yourself.

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How would you fix the problem of excessive loading/unloading delays?

From changes in how drivers are paid to new government regulation of shippers and receivers, the choices are many -- and none particularly easy to implement. Which do you think would do the job best?

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DAT launches RateView

DAT's new RateView revamp of the Truckload Rate Index with several new features can be helpful for owner-operator load, lane and price analysis for profitable load planning.

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July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

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