Thanksgiving

When ‘being in the red is a good thing’: Van spot market hot states — all but Mass., Fla.

The national van average rate is back up to $2.09/mile post-Thanksgiving, and the load to truck ratio is a record 9:3. All states but the two named are shaded deep red, indicating high demand for trucking services ...

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As spot market hummed into Thanksgiving week, higher rates in all three major segments emerged

"These should be happy holidays for the trucking community" when it comes rates, says DAT's Ken Harper, "especially owner-operators. Looking farther out, the prognosis is still good, although there are reports of a slowing economy. We shall see."

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Happy Thanksgiving! (And a recipe…)

Thanks to Brock Childress for this great shot of the Smitty's Heavy Hauling KW -- and on this fine Thanksgiving Day, thanks to all of you for doing what you do. (Bonus: Cilantro slaw to accompany all manner of smoked/roasted meats...)

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Seeking recommendations for wormhole repair

"I think we need some wormhole repair around this joint. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and the day before yesterday was Easter, right?"

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Reefer, van spot market demand remain high in the last week over much of the country

Last week, the national average reefer rate hit its highest mark in three years at $2.40 per mile, and the market has looked more like June than November.

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Holiday freight is moving as L.A., Chicago top van markets in latest spot update; reefer strengthening too

Since Hurricane Irma, van freight rate gains have been more or less sustained, and "to put this in perspective, we haven't seen van rates this high for a protracted time ... since the Polar Vortex/Snowpocalypse of 2014," DAT's Ken Harper says.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for you, drivers. With this message from the staff at Overdrive also comes readers' thanks for God and country, family, work, fellowship and more.

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Tinkers, Beans and Crow Wings

Wendy's message of Thanksgiving this year for much, particularly "three people who stand out in my mind as I write this piece" -- Tinker Raasch, her friend Bean and Jim Vant of Crow Wing Trucking.

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POLL: How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?

Whether on the road working or shut down or at home for some needed rest and relaxation, what are your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday this year?

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What are you thankful for?

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday this week, nearing the end of this rough-and-tumble year, what are you thankful for? Call 530-408-6423 to weigh in with a voice message.

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