Spring freight season signs: Where’s it getting hot and where it’s not

DAT analyst Mark Montague notes that "we see flatbed accelerating ahead of schedule. Generally, we have had a La Nina winter that has resulted in more precipitation in the northern tier of states and allowed states in the Southeast region to get a jump on spring."

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Rates ease slightly in February from record-high averages in January

Rates remain strong despite the dips for van and reefer, with all three segments posting big year-over-year gains.

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Comchek Mobile streamlining load payment, other transactions for 5,000 new users monthly

Comdata's wide presence in facilitating load payments/fuel advances has translated to perhaps unprecedented ability for the provider to leverage the transaction ease enabled by smartphones with appropriate security to help drivers and owner-operators "better maximize the use of their day," company reps note.

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Supreme Court to hear trucker’s case challenging carrier arbitration clause

The United States Supreme Court announced Monday it has agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by an owner-operator against New Prime Inc., a subsidiary of Prime Inc., that challenges the carrier’s requirement that disputes between the carrier and its drivers be handled outside of court via third-party arbitration.

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Partners in Business tip: Use a separate credit card for business expenses

Try to find a credit card without an annual fee and with a low interest rate. If possible, pay the balance in full every month.

Read More freight platform launched

For small fleets and independent owner-operators, the new platform is anchored by a mobile app and web-based dashboard with a variety of tools that offer carriers opportunity to negotiate loads within the universe of freight shippers and brokers utilizing the platform. Readers would be correct in placing the company among the growing crop of online freight platforms attempting to automate elements of the freight transaction and information sharing among parties, while streamlining other parts ...

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With the rise in fuel over the last half-year, have rates really risen by much?

Separating out fuel surcharges from average rates over the July 2017 (when fuel prices hit a 2017 trough) to January 2018 period, spot market dry van and reefer rates are still up well more than 10 percent each, flatbed less so.

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Pilot Flying J fuel rebate saga all but over, company poised to press forward

Pilot Flying J appears on the cusp of being free from the ongoing legal woes that mounted in the wake of the scandal’s 2013 uncovering, poised to move out from the shadows of the saga that has plagued it for a half decade.

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Do truckers pay enough for highways? White House suggests not

In an annual economic report issued by the White House, the Trump Administration again pushes for ramping up Interstate tolling to drive revenue for highway projects. It also questions whether trucking pays enough in taxes to offset "negative externalities generate."

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Overdrive’s Todd Dills again named finalist for Neal business journalism awards

Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills has been nominated for awards in two Neal categories. His work on the in-depth E-Log Shift series earned him a finalist spot in the Best Series category, and his variety of works throughout the year earned a finalist spot in the Best Range of Work by a Single Author category.

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