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7 May 24

Like it or not, ELDs are coming. The good news? Rates are going to go up. Here’s why.

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May 24

If you’re a DAT TruckersEdge subscriber, then you also get the DAT Load Board for Truckers mobile app for free. The app has been available for Android for a few months, but now it’s also available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad.

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May 24

Reefer freight markets are transitioning, with activity slowing down in Southern Florida and the demand for trucks picking up in California and Texas. There was also a big jump in the number of reefer loads available last week in Nogales, AZ, which is an entry point for a lot of produce from Mexico.

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May 24

Competition with railroads, plus extra trucks on the spot market, kept rates in check most of the year, but last week the national van load-to-truck ratio hit 3.7 loads per truck. That's the highest it's been since early January.

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4 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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9 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 DOT is proposing a new rule that could affect your company’s drug testing procedures. The proposal is to add four commonly abused opioids to the driver drug testing panel in urine tests. The drugs are generally taken as pain pills.

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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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