May 12

Double-brokering is when a company books a load through a broker, and then brokers it again to a different carrier. It's illegal and can happen in a variety of ways.

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1 Apr 19

The week before Easter tends to wind up early on Friday. Most truckers want get home for the weekend, so they aren’t taking any new loads on Friday. Many are willing to take a lower rate than usual to get home in time for Easter. Some shippers also take Good Friday off. Still, the drop-off in load counts wasn’t nearly as steep as we’ve seen in past years, and in some key markets, volumes were actually up.

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Apr 19

Easter had the same effect on reefer load counts as it did on van volumes. Namely, it led to fewer loads since most load board activity was winding down early Friday. But the rush to get produce in stores contributed to higher rates out of Florida, Fresno, CA, and near the border in Nogales, AZ.

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6 Apr 14

We've seen quite a few changes in trucking regulations already this year. Some rules have been postponed, others removed, a couple added, and a big one is still on the way. Here's a look at the 5 regulations that could affect your trucking business the most.

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Apr 14

The ELD mandate coming up in December, and one of the benefits that some ELD providers are trying to sell is being able to use the data from the ELD to file your IFTA fuel taxes faster. We asked our compliance experts, Gary and Jenell, how that would work.

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1 Apr 13

Reefer freight has finally been gaining momentum in the past couple of weeks. There have been lots of reefer roads shipping out of Miami, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade last week. Overall, produce areas were up, while urban areas were generally down.

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Apr 13

Flatbed freight was strong in March, and there was a spike in rates to close the month. Some of that dropped off last week, but flatbed is still looking good. Just look at all the dark spots in the Hot States Map.

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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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Mar 24

Day 1 at MATS was a blast, and it was great to chat with everyone who came by the DAT booth. I also got a chance to sneak away and look at some show trucks out in the parking lot.

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Mar 14

Are you heading to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville? We'll be there, so stop by the DAT booth and take a look at some of the new tools we've been working on. Plus we'll have some free goodies to give away.

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