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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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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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