Trends & Insights
Read the latest on the trucking and transportation industry, government regulations, fuel and rate trends, and expert insights.
Digital Freight Matching
Curious about what digital freight matching is all about? Learn about digital freight matching and the idea that a carrier can simply tap to accept a load and then hit the road.
Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act and What You Can Do
The FMCSA is interested in hearing “what effect…California’s meal and rest break requirements may have on interstate commerce.” Share how California’s break rules could be detrimental to highway safety and are incompatible and a duplication of the federal hours of service regulations already in place.
Eating Healthy While Driving Truck: 4 Tips to Stay Healthy on the Road
Truckers and owner-operators have continually struggled to find healthy food options on the road, and being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle is a growing concern.
ELD Enforcement: What Can the Freight Community Expect?
Instead of our typical Friday Five Post, we wanted to give you a look at what the freight community can expect now that ELD enforcement is live.
Industry update: 28% of truckers still need an ELD
We’re just over one month into the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate era, and one thing has become clear: the industry’s transition to ELDs is far from over. What can you do to get prepared and transition?
Industry Update: 8 Predictions for 2018
Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be an exciting time, so for your consideration, I’m sharing my eight predictions for the coming year (in no particular order). What do you think? Weigh in on the conversation on our Facebook page and let us know! 1. Hours of Service adjustment Note I didn’t say “fix”. Let’s
JOC outlines top transportation challenges for 2018
According to a newly-released JOC whitepaper, the U.S. surface transportation market is changing rapidly under the influence of stresses that include a faster-paced US economy, changing consumer expectations, new technology, demographics, and government regulations. Those factors combined in 2017 to tighten available truck capacity and push up rates and pricing as the second half of the year unfolded. More highlights:
Trans4Cast Week 45: Rates up 24.4% over 2016
Total MDI: Down 4.5 points from the previous week The MDI is a measure of relative truck demand in the spot market. It compares load availability to truck availability. The MDI for Total equipment decreased 4.5 points in the latest week to 28.6, a decrease of 13.5%. Compared to last year the MDI is up
Trans4Cast Week 44: MDI up 0.8 Points from Last Week
Total MDI: Up 0.8 points from the previous week The MDI is a measure of relative truck demand in the spot market. It compares load availability to truck availability. The MDI for Total equipment increased 0.8 points in the latest week to 33.1, an increase of 2.6%. Compared to last year the MDI is up
Blurred Lines between Contract and Spot? How Will ELD and Hurricanes Affect Rates – Part V
Noël Perry looks at the this moment in history; The highest level of freedom and access to tools ever, allowing transportation companies complete freedom of choice in the types of freight they run, on which lanes, and whether through spot or contract. How will this freedom play out in rates? Is contract becoming more volatile