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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.

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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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MyRiteLoad shipper-carrier freight platform ‘reboots’

MyRiteLoad hopes to fulfill the promise of what has been called the "elusive holy grail" of load matching, providing load-board-like spot market connections for independents and small fleets to direct shippers rather than brokers.

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Partners in Business tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

Run a one-truck owner-operator business? Separate your business account from your personal account -- here's why.

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POLL: What’s the most important aspect of tax reform?

What would you most like to see Congress achieve with tax reform? With House and Senate attempting to get a tax bill done before the end of the year, choose your most-preferred priority here to weigh in.

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BigRoad launches in-app load matching platform

The ELD/digital logbook provider has built its on-demand freight-matching service in ​partnership ​with ​brokers, ​load ​boards, ​and ​digital ​freight ​platforms, ​bringing together loads in a simple package, the company says,

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Dec. 4 anti-ELD mandate rallies taking place across the country

This coming Monday, Dec. 4, rallies have been planned in a variety of locations in more than 40 states around the nation in an effort to roll the anti-mandate message east to west across the country and put some sunlight for the general public and local media on security, economic and safety issues.

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Unified Carrier Registration board meeting to be held Thursday

The board came under fire recently after a court ruled it violated federal open meetings laws by holding a meeting on Sept. 14 without notifying the public. During that meeting, the board voted to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018 and 2019, which the court did not strike down.

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ELD mandate: Engine ruling creates winners, losers

From Overdrive's in-depth guide to ELD compliance: How FMCSA's mid-game ruling on the pre-2000 exemption created winners and losers among the owner-operator segment.

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Bill Frerichs’ ELD implementation notes, hopes, worries as mandate bears down

In which a nine-truck fleet owner begins implementing ELDs. And: A few key differences between AOBRDs, grandfathered in with the ELD rule through 2019, and the much more detailed ELD specification/required capability.

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