Apr 06

If you just look at the national average reefer rate, you’d think things were quiet for reefer last week. But on a market-by-market basis, there were some big swings.

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Oct 13

When fighting human trafficking, one of the first steps is to reach out to groups who can spot it when it happens. Truckers are one of those front-line groups.

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1 Sep 27

Tire breakdowns represent 25% of all breakdowns for over-the-road trucking. That leads to messed up delivery schedules and the loss of driving hours, plus the safety concern for the driver stranded on the side of the interstate.

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3 Sep 27

Some unlikely places have been popping up at the top of our list of markets with the most reefer loads in the past couple of weeks

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Sep 13

Reefer load posts and rates rose before Labor Day, which was a welcome change to the backsliding we had been seeing in recent weeks. Those boosts held up for the most part after Labor Day, too, which hopefully is another good sign for fall reefer trends.

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Sep 12

Good news: That bump in van rates that we saw just before Labor Day held steady for the most part last week. Demand for trucks was up, even though there weren’t a lot of big price changes.

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Sep 12

Even an extra 15 minutes held up at a loading dock or stuck in traffic can be the difference between a driver getting home to family or being stuck in the sleeper cabin another night.

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Sep 08

Reefer loads and rates got a boost heading into Labor Day weekend. Reefer rates and volumes had been slipping in recent weeks, so last week was a welcome change. Just like with vans, the Midwest has been getting stronger. In fact, 3 of the top 5 markets for reefer load posts on DAT TruckersEdge last week were in the Midwest.

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Aug 03

The national average flatbed rate took a dive in the first week of July. It's been rising steadily since then, but on a lane-by-lane basis, flatbed trends were all over the place. One common theme: A lot of the lanes with rising rates go into or out of big markets in the Southeast.

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Aug 02

The national average van rate dipped 1¢ last week, which isn't unusual for this time of year. What’s unusual is that the average rate in July was higher than in June.

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