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Q2 end, July 4 holiday spur spot freight volume gain

With both the end of the quarter and the last few business days before a holiday weekend, last week's boost in rates and volume, particularly in vans and reefers, wasn’t a big surprise. Still, it was a nice lift, especially after two months of improvement.

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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Rates see big gains in June, hit 2016 high marks

ates in all three major truckload segments saw big gains in June, according to monthly per-mile spot market rate data from Truckstop.com, though per-mile spot market rates remain well below 2014 and 2015 averages.

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Voices on the issues in post-crash litigation following June cover story

Readers respond to the issues around post-crash litigation, including strategies for prevention in the event that the worst happens.

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Fuel prices drop slightly for second time in three weeks

Diesel prices across the U.S. dipped slightly for the second time in three weeks during the week ending July 5, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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uShip Pro to drive European 3PL’s carrier connections

uShip's "Pro" technology backbone will power "Drive4Schenker," an online freight-matching and -management model launching later this year from a major European 3PL.

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Brokerage software integrations from Truckstop.com, McLeod

Truckstop.com and McLeod integrate respective brokerage software packages with carrier-qualification monitoring tools.

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Fireworks haulers granted hours exemptions

The American Pyrotechnics Association’s 51 members, along with Illumination Fireworks and ACE Pyro have been granted the exemptions from the 14-hour on-duty HOS rules.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

Cargo thefts predicted to rise during July 4 weekend

FreightWatch said it recorded an average loss value of $1.1 million during July 4 weekend last year, which is six times higher than the average during the rest of the year.

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Demand indicators for vans, reefers, flats up in the last week

An increase in the load-to-truck ratios for vans and reefers particularly indicates that rates on average could rise this week as the second quarter ends and a holiday weekend begins.

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