Thanksgiving

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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FreightWatch: Be wary of cargo theft during Thanksgiving week

Shipments of electronics and clothing and shoes are the most-targeted during the Thanksgiving period, the firm says.

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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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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Truck stop offering drivers free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving

Boise Stage Stop says it hosts a Driver Appreciation Day every year on Thanksgiving Day as a "thank you" to truckers.

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No penalty for Christmas music after Thanksgiving

"I'm the idiot who thinks I'm going to hand-make every gift given between December 1 and Christmas." -- Sometimes, the holidays are hard.

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Happy Thanksgiving, drivers!

A message of thanks from the editors at Overdrive for you. What are you thankful for this year, drivers? Here's hoping for a great day, whether you're on the road or off with family and friends.

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Further evidence to give an abundance of thanks

"For those of you who don't make it home for Thanksgiving, you will be thought of at our table this year, and you have our family's sincere appreciation for doing a really hard job, as we give thanks for an abundance of things to be thankful for."

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Thanksgiving cargo thefts on rise in recent years

Thanksgiving week over the last three years has seen thefts of $6 million in cargo, 44 semitractors and 51 semitrailers, according to crime analytics group CargoNet.

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POLL: Thanksgiving plans, driver?

Got turkey-day plans with the family back home, a well-deserved bit of time off with friends? Or will you spend it on the road? Let us know here.

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