08/31/2022
Negotiating freight rates
11 Tips to Negotiate Better Freight Rates

As a carrier or owner-operator, rate negotiations can be frustrating. It takes valuable time and energy to come to an agreement that works for both you and the broker. But knowing how to negotiate freight rates or load rates is critical to a successful business. Good rates mean more money in your pocket and a

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05/03/2022
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Refrigerated Trucking: Pros, Cons, and Best Practices

Refrigerated trucking companies provide a valuable service for our country. By transporting fresh produce, groceries, medical supplies, and other temperature-sensitive goods, refrigerated trucks allow stores to keep their shelves stocked for consumers. A significant percentage of the trucks you see on the highway are refrigerated trucks (AKA reefer trucks). What is refrigerated trucking? Refrigerated trucking

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04/05/2022
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Spot Freight Rates

While traditionally, spot freight is used to find rates for a last-minute shipment, it’s becoming a more common tactic that brokers, shippers, and freight carriers need to be aware of and understand. Technology has disrupted many industries worldwide, but most people don’t think about its impact on the freight and cargo industry. One of the

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03/24/2022
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How to Calculate (& Find) the Best Truck Freight Rates

Calculating the best freight rates can be complex. While you need to be competitive, you also need to be profitable. It’s tricky to constantly weigh supply and demand, offering competitive rates that still make you money. You need to take into account your fixed costs of doing business. These are the expenses you’ll pay every

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03/17/2022
dry van rates
Dry Van Freight Rates: What Truck Drivers Need to Know

Good for a variety of shipping needs, dry vans are one of the most common trailers on the road today. While not climate controlled, dry vans are easily secured and protect goods from the elements. Shippers choose different types of dry vans depending on the cargo. Sometimes shippers need more than one truckload for shipping,

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06/03/2021
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Freight Classification: What It Is & How It Affects Shipping Rates

Whether you are operating just one trailer or a fleet of trucks, you’re part of one of this country’s biggest industries.  According to the US Department of Transportation, the U.S. freight market accounts for more than $1.1 trillion of business each year and handles more than 17.7 billion tons of goods. America’s freight haulers help

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