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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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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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Jan 04

One of the most common ways that trucking companies get extra cash flow is through freight factoring. Instead of waiting however many days it’ll take for a broker to pay for the load you hauled, you sell the invoice to the factoring company, for immediate cash.

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Jan 04

Reefer trends were off the charts, to close out 2016. That’s because the shipment of southern crops happened to overlap with additional demand for fall crops that moved out of storage. Put it all together, and you get an unusually strong rebound in reefer rates, with a national average rate that matched the June peak.

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1 Jan 04

Christmas came and went, but rates continued to climb in the last week of the year. Retail distribution centers continued to drive freight, and shippers were scrambling to move loads before they closed the books on 2016.

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