Feb 22

Although carriers are hoping to increase workplace safety and productivity, it's not unheard of for a driver to try to cheat a drug test, which leaves trucking companies vulnerable to increased risk

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Feb 21

Last week we talked about how it looked like van rates might be near the bottom. It’s looking that way for reefer rates now also, and the number of reefer loads available on DAT TruckersEdge has been relatively constant as of late.

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Feb 21

Van freight has gotten steady in the past few weeks, but the lower number of available reefer loads has been a drag on van rates. When there isn’t enough reefer freight to go around, those trucks start competing for van freight, and the extra capacity has kept van rates from going up in a lot of places.

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11 Feb 16

One of the executive orders that President Donald Trump issued early on in his presidency stated that for every new regulation added to the books, two existing regulations had to be taken off. There have been some questions as to how that order will apply to rules that have already been published but are not yet in effect.

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Feb 09

February is here, so falling prices are to be expected. Still, rates haven’t dropped off as sharply as we’ve seen in the slow seasons of years past, at least not yet. Van rates were still higher last week than they were in February of 2016.

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Feb 09

Flatbed rates had been trending down for the past month, but there was a small rebound last week. On the top 78 lanes, rates rose on 42 of them, while 31 declined. The other 5 were neutral.

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Jan 31

Similar to what we've seen with van rates, reefer rates have been trending downward, but not as sharply as they did around this time in 2016. Volumes actually improved on the top 72 reefer lanes, which has probably helped slow the normal seasonal decline.

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Jan 31

Van volumes have been pretty solid for the past three weeks. Unlike 2016, the number of available loads hasn’t slipped badly in January, but vans have been easy to find in most parts of the country.

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7 Jan 26

For months the trucking industry has been prepping itself for new regulations from the FMCSA that would’ve done away with MC numbers and all other docket numbers. Instead of using MC numbers, carriers were going to be identified solely by their DOT number. In order to do that, everyone was going to have to start using something called the Unified Registration System (URS).

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Jan 25

When you subscribe to DAT TruckersEdge, you also get access to DAT Load Board for Truckers on Android – the most powerful load board app available for owner-operators, carriers, and dispatchers. If you’ve already been using it, you might’ve notice a handy new feature we recently added.

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