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  • Reefer Trends Mixed; Rates Unchanged
    harvest activity is shifting north to areas like Central California where Fresno was up 7 to an average of 1 86 per mile The reefer load to truck ratio was 3 2 last week a 5 improvement As a national average the spot reefer rate was unchanged at 1 58 per mile Transition period If you ever needed proof that March is a month of transition look no further than month over month and year over year freight volumes at DAT Trendlines The total number of spot market loads posted in March was 42 higher compared to February yet still 28 lower compared to March 2015 Learn what other truckers got paid on the lanes you run when you sign up for TruckersEdge Enhanced You ll see the average prices paid on more than 65 000 lanes based on real transactions between brokers and carriers To upgrade your TruckersEdge subscription to get rates call 866 487 8253 Add comment Cancel reply to comment Name Required Please choose another name E mail Required Please enter a valid e mail 5 5 The captcha value you provided is incorrect b i u quote Required Comment Preview Comment Notify me when new comments

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  • All posts by stephenp
    indicators slipped slightly leading up to Easter weekend The Southeast is still strong and a rebound may be underway soon in the West More 0 Mar 24 Reefers Find More Loads in Florida at Better Rates c207ae3c 82cf 42c4 bf37 700bec82a6a0 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 24 Mar 2016 By Stephen Petit Categories Freight Rates One region is setting the pace when it comes to demand and rates right now the Southeast where produce harvests are well under way Florida is especially hot Rates are rising fast on outbound loads from Miami and Lakeland with Atlanta as the top destination More 1 Mar 23 Drive to the Lane In the Southeast 5b6dfbb4 f19c 4f10 8c47 f7b605ade3fb 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 23 Mar 2016 By Stephen Petit Categories Freight Rates It may be a down year for the SEC in NCAA men s basketball but van freight is making a deep run in the Southeast during March Madness Van rates rose 3 last week to a national average of 1 58 per mile but rates in Memphis Charlotte and Atlanta jumped way higher More 0 Mar 18 Reefer Rates Heat Up in California and Texas b3833034 84cb 4f31 ad6f 452dde683239 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 18 Mar 2016 By Stephen Petit Categories Freight Rates Top reefer markets in the U S saw a 10 increase in freight volume last week and rates were up in California Texas and Florida all key states for fruit and vegetable shipments Where can you find the best loads More 0 Mar 17 Flatbeds Gain Traction in the Southeast 83868379 947a 4759 a541 db309daf2f70 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 17 Mar 2016 By Stephen Petit Categories Freight Rates Flatbed

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  • Vans: Q1 Ends With A Rush
    9 meaning there were 1 9 available van loads for every truck posted on the DAT load board network A load to truck ratio of 3 or more usually works in carriers favor The good news is that van rates are climbing in the most popular lanes especially in the Southeast and South Central regions The Southeast and South Central are where you expect produce season to take reefers out of the van market since they re needed for temperature controlled fruits and vegetables Outbound rates each rose a penny in Charlotte to an average of 1 82 a mile Atlanta 1 73 and Dallas 1 52 Greenville S C had a load to truck ratio of 2 6 well above the national average of 1 9 which means Greenville is a great place to find loads The popular roundtrip between Dallas and Houston saw rates go up in both directions That 480 mile roundtrip produced an average of 1 97 a mile Dallas to Houston was the higher paying lane but Houston had more loads and a higher load to truck ratio favoring the carrier TriHaul of the Week This week s tip to maximize your van revenue triangulates Memphis Indianapolis with Nashville The 932 mile Memphis Indianapolis round trip currently pays an average of 1 68 a mile 1 561 total But adding the third leg Nashville on the return trip from Memphis would boost your average to 2 a mile for total revenue of 1 929 That s a 33 cent per mile with an additional 350 to 400 in revenue if it fits your schedule Learn what other truckers got paid on the lanes you run when you sign up for TruckersEdge Enhanced You ll see the average prices paid on more than 65 000 lanes

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  • Van Freight Takes a Spring Break
    average rate fell 2 to 1 56 per mile but it could rebound pretty fast WEST Several key van markets were underwhelming starting with the Western region Los Angeles outbound rates fell 7 to an average of 1 80 per mile The region s high lane was Seattle to Spokane up 23 to 2 41 Denver lost 5 to 1 07 outbound Denver to Chicago was the worst in the West at 94 a mile NORTHEAST Philly offered the highs and the lows Philadelphia with an outbound average of 1 65 was the origin of the region s high and low lanes for vans Philly to Boston paid 3 08 a mile and Philly to Chicago paid 1 04 Buffalo rates slipped 1 to an average of 1 67 SOUTHEAST Van rate trends in the Southeast were mixed last week but this remains the strongest region overall Outbound van rates from Atlanta added 3 to an average of 1 61 per mile The highest long haul rate in the region was Atlanta to Orlando at 2 19 a mile up 2 Memphis outbound rates fell 1 to an average of 1 85 per mile which is still pretty good Learn what other truckers got paid on the lanes you run when you sign up for TruckersEdge Enhanced You ll see the average prices paid on more than 65 000 lanes based on real transactions between brokers and carriers To upgrade your TruckersEdge subscription to get rates call 866 487 8253 Add comment Cancel reply to comment Name Required Please choose another name E mail Required Please enter a valid e mail 5 5 The captcha value you provided is incorrect b i u quote Required Comment Preview Comment Notify me when new comments are added Search Categories Carrier News 5

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  • Carrier News
    Hours of Service Rules After Winter Storm 0043295c f16d 4dee 8cd1 894d360200c5 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 25 Jan 2016 By Matt Sullivan Categories Carrier News Tags carrier owner operator Roads on the East Coast are returning to normal after Winter Storm Jonas dumped as much as 3 feet of snow in some parts of the country But it s still slow going in many areas and five states have waived hours of service restrictions for emergency loads More 0 Dec 24 Happy Holidays from DAT TruckersEdge ec4e0747 b305 4745 bd87 5c9e18321573 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 24 Dec 2015 By Matt Sullivan Categories Carrier News If there were no truckers there d be no presents Thank you for delivering the holidays We hope that DAT TruckersEdge was able to make your work easier for you and we look forward to helping you be even more successful in 2016 More 0 Sep 21 6 Things Freight Brokers Love and Hate 5a439494 2dfc 4582 b602 2e87237fc671 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 21 Sep 2015 By Mark Montague Categories Carrier News When negotiating with freight brokers a little preparation and a brief discussion can help you to create a win win Do your research communicate your goals directly and respect their time More 0 Apr 15 Smart Tools to Keep Drivers Happy 0f7a72e1 e4d6 45d1 9f52 a91a5e0c5985 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 15 Apr 2014 By James Holladay Categories Carrier News In a capacity crunch driver recruitment and retention becomes even more crucial to your trucking company What if there was one simple investment that could improve driver morale and provide a multitude of tools that make good business sense More Search Categories Carrier News 5

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  • Trucking Regulations
    Year New Safety Ratings e5588fc4 3e6f 44c3 8bf8 50dade27e9e6 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 18 Jan 2016 By Matt Sullivan Categories Trucking Regulations Tags carrier owner operator It wouldn t be a new year without some new regs right The FMCSA is planning another overhaul of how carrier safety is rated which includes getting rid of the rating system that s been in place since 1982 More 0 Dec 21 Regulations Roundup ELDs HOS and MC numbers 1c22fce9 b6a7 4c64 adf3 1c093cca10f5 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 21 Dec 2015 By Matt Sullivan Categories Trucking Regulations Tags carrier owner operator Stop me if you ve heard this one before but the feds are looking into making some new trucking regulations Below is a roundup of this week s trucking news More 1 Dec 11 ELD Mandate The Good the Bad and the Ugly aeea81b8 2058 481f a8b1 cd4588aef09c 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 11 Dec 2015 By Matt Sullivan Categories Trucking Regulations Tags carrier owner operator Say goodbye to your paper logbook After years of threatening from the FMCSA the ax finally fell The ELD mandate is official Here s what we know so far More 0 Dec 03 What s the New Highway Bill Mean for You e45dba77 6a77 4c7b a43d 7381203e0958 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04 Posted on 03 Dec 2015 By Matt Sullivan Categories Trucking Regulations Tags carrier owner operator Remember that highway bill Congress has been fussing over The one that would ve left owner operators and small carriers out in the cold A final version was published this week More 0 Nov 30 So Where s That ELD Mandate 0cc98096 ccbc 44af 8df1 b54a79c5d9b8 0 0 96d5b379 7e1d 4dac a6ba 1e50db561b04

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  • Trucks
    and one of the trucks up for a bid is a Peterbilt 379 that movie fans might recognize it s the stunt truck used as Optimus Prime in the first Transformers movie More Search Categories Carrier News 5 Freight Rates 43 Trucking Business 14 Trucking Life 1 Trucking Regulations 7 Trucks 1 Top Stories How to Get Your Operating Authority Surviving the Buck A Mile Backhaul Do Brokers See a

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  • Trucking Authority - Truckers Edge
    costs that the carrier you were leased on with was paying for All carriers are required to have a minimum of 750 000 in liability insurance for general freight or 1 million for hazmat Insurance premiums could cost you anywhere from 4 000 to 16 000 per year per truck The price depends on your driving record the state you live in and the states you plan to do business in New carriers are often charged a higher premium with the price typically dropping once the business is more firmly established Other Requirements But wait there s more Process agents FMCSA requires you to have a process agent in every state you do business in This is the entity that would get served papers if you had legal trouble in a state other than the one your business is based in You file this with Form BOC 3 which costs 35 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax HVUT Any rig weighing at least 55 000 lbs has to pay HVUT which is 100 plus an extra 22 for every 1 000 lbs the rig weighs over 55 000 This is filed with IRS Form 2290 Unified Carrier Registration UCR This is filed with the state you re based in and the fee is based on the number of trucks in your fleet power only If you have 1 or 2 trucks the fee is 76 Fleets of 3 5 trucks pay 227 and it keeps going up from there International Registration Plan IRP Also known as your apportioned base plate or cab card which is filed with your state Beginning in 2015 the IRP began full reciprocity which means all carriers will be apportioned for all of the Lower 48 states and the 10 Canadian provinces These fees will be about

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