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Spot market volume takes a spring break

At once, in this weekly update, there remains reasons to be optimistic for the uptick in freight/rates that usually runs through June or July in a typical year -- also, DAT Trucker app updated at MATS 2016..

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New FetchDesk freight brokerage app announced, pre-registration available

Once the system launches later this year, pre-subscribed users will be sent an account code that will allow them to post upcoming empty trucks up to eight days in advance by using their phone. Carriers don't search for loads – they are contacted by shippers and brokers – and are paid 100 percent of the invoice price, the company says,

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Kenworth offering discounts to OOIDA members

Kenworth is offering $1,000 savings on T680 and T880 models with a 52-inch or 76-inch factory-installed sleeper. The program also includes Kenworth T660, T800 and W900 glider kits equipped with a 72-inch or 86-inch factory-installed sleeper.

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Spot market van, reefer, flat update: March living up to its name

Here's the skinny -- and more detail on hot markets -- on activity and rate movement within the last week in flatbed (up), reefer (up in spots) and van (fairly flat) segments.

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Spring freight season has sprung? Spot market volume up in the last week

"Spring appears to have (been) sprung," notes DAT's Ken Harper with this week's spot market update. "Loads up, rates up, hyacinths too" in comparison to the previous week's numbers.

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POLL: Small fleets, which comes first — the driver or the truck?

For those among readers who've owned more than one truck, this poll asks a question relative to views on expansion strategy: Best to buy a truck to fit a dependable driver or the converse, focus on hiring only as needed to utilize equipment?

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Flatbed volume growing in Southeast — rates still lag

While Spring might be coming a little early for flatbeds in the Southeast with freight volume and demand indicators rising, rates continued to move lower in the last week of February.

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Van spot market: Demand ticked up in the last week

Last week saw van demand rebound from the winter doldrums slightly last week, with the average load-to-truck ratio moving up to 1.4 loads per truck.

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TugForce freight platform opens pre-registration period

Latest 'Uber for trucking' launches pre-registration period for its mobile- and web-apps-enabled freight platform, which will be fully functional in May.

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Papé Kenworth named KW Dealer of Year

In the past nine years, Papé Kenworth has earned four Kenworth Gold Awards and five Silver Awards. The dealership was chosen as Dealer of the Year from a pool of more than 360 Kenworth dealers.

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