Jan 25

Last year, we saw a lot of positive trends for freight. Here's a look at the 10 markets that had the most loads posted for vans, reefers, and flatbeds in 2016.

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Jan 24

Reefer rates peaked right around when the calendar turned to 2017, and they've been slipping since then. It's normal for reefer rates to fall in January, and most major reefer rates have been in decline this month. The good news is that a lot of those lanes had been paying a lot more than usual for this time of year, and reefer load posts are still high on DAT TruckersEdge.

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Jan 24

Rates usually drop in January, and this year has been no different. The plus side is that we're coming off what was probably the strongest month for freight in 2016. Still, rates in every major van market are down compared to December.

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Jan 19

Keeping up with trip sheets and hours-of-service logs can suck up a lot of your time. All that paperwork can feel redundant, too, so what if you just use your HOS logs to file your IFTA taxes instead?

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Jan 19

Van rates continued to drop back down from an end-of-year surge. Load counts have been trending up, though, so rates could stabilize soon. Winter weather also affected many parts of the country.

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Jan 19

Reefer rates started to stabilize last week, after prices fell in the first week of the year. Volumes picked up in much of the country. Most of the big increases were out West. Volumes out of Florida were mixed. Load counts were up in Southern Florida, but down in the central part of the state.

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Jan 19

Flatbed rates have been trending down for a bit now, even though volumes are up in the new year. The national average flatbed rate is now about the same as it was last month at $1.89/mile, but last month was soft.

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1 Jan 16

If you’ve been thinking about getting your own trucking authority, there's no time like the present. There’s the “seize the day” angle, of course, but there's another good reason to start now. We’re about to hit the slow season for freight, so you have more time for paperwork.

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Jan 10

The steady rise we've been seeing with reefer rates came to a halt last week after matching June peaks in the previous week. Of the top 72 reefer lanes, prices fell on 52 of them. Rates are still 4% higher than a month ago, so not all the momentum was lost.

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Jan 10

The first week of January was all a matter of perspective. Rates opened 2017 higher than they did 2016 – and higher than the December average – but prices were down in pretty much every major van market when compared to the past couple of weeks.

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