truckstop.com

Rates continue to set records on the spot market, zoom up again in January

Per-mile rates on the spot market in all three major truckload segments gained again in January, according to monthly rates data from Truckstop.com. Reefer and dry van rates hit at least 7-year highs.

Read More

Rates shot up again in December in record-tight market

In addition to posting multi-year highs (again), rates in all three major truckload segments saw gains of about 40 cents a mile compared to December 2016.

Read More

Reefer, van rates continue to march skyward, flatbed stays strong

Economic conditions continued to drive spot market rates higher in November, with per-mile rates for van and reefer climbing to multi-year highs, according to data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped for the first time since July, according to Truckstop.com, following months of strong gains.

Read More

Rates surged again in October, flatbed and van hit three-year highs

With conditions ripe for rate hikes of late, truckload rates in all three major segments in October continued their upward momentum, according to monthly spot market rates data from Truckstop.com.

Read More

Truckstop.com offering online database of ‘vetted’ ELD providers

The list of vetted providers will grow, Truckstop.com says, but currently includes Glostone Trucking Solutions (seller of GeoTab), GPS Insight, HOS-Reporter, JJ Keller, KeepTruckin and Omnitracs.

Read More

Rates skyrocketed in September following hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Flatbed rates hit a three-year high, and van and reefer rates jumped two-year highs.

Read More

Stiff freight challenges await trucking in coming decade, says trucking economist

Long-term freight challenges loom for the trucking industry as the economy and the supply chain become more efficient, more digitized and, thus, less reliant on transport needs, said Noȅl Perry, a chief economist for FTR and Truckstop.com.

Read More

Flatbed rates hit multi-year high in August as van, reefer slump pre-Harvey

The effects have Hurricane Harvey have pressed van and reefer rates higher to start September, but the two segments both saw declines overall in August from July, according to monthly rate data provided to Overdrive by Truckstop.com. Flatbed, meanwhile, hit its highest average in nearly three years in August, according to Truckstop.com’s data.

Read More

Research broker histories before taking load from new source

Using resources available on different load boards to research a broker's credit history, days to pay and more can help prevent a bad experience.

Read More

Five Apps for That: Tools for grabbing a quick load

Spot market load matching evolved from physical bulletin boards at truck stops to digital displays and then to websites. Today, those websites increasingly are accessed via a mobile browser and, in the case of the five mobile boards featured here, via smartphone apps.

Read More