Spot market UP-date, weekend edition: Good news for a change

The weekly demand charts from DAT came in a smidge later than usual this week, so I thought I'd host them here on the blog this time around. Data is for the week prior to Labor Day, and the good news is that volume and load-to-truck ratios rose on the spot market and rates followed, especially for vans and reefers. Van rates added 6 cents, and reefers got 3 cents themselves. Flatbeds gained just a penny per mile. ...

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HEALTH BENEFITS • Folate, which can work against chance of heart disease and anemia. • Soluble and insoluble fiber, which are good for intestinal health and blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels. STORAGE • Separate green tops from beets, leaving about an inch of the stem attached to beets. • Carefully wash both parts, pat dry and store in paper-towel-lined plastic bags in fridge for up to a week. PREPARATION Raw: Finely chop beet greens and beets and add to salad. Cooked: Sauté ...

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