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The quest for rates transparency: How carriers can leverage data to come out ahead
Variables that shippers, 3PLs and carriers use for freight rates make it difficult, if not impossible, to price shipments like a commodity. See CCJ for details
July 17, 2020
When the free market and a pandemic collide: Is more oversight needed of trucking rates?
Freight markets have been volatile, but is more rate and cost transparency needed? Read CCJ to see how shippers, 3PLs and carriers are addressing this concern.
July 15, 2020
Loadsmart, BluJay integration gives shippers instantly bookable truck rates
The integration makes Loadsmart’s real-time, bookable rates appear in BluJay’s Transportation Management application.
April 8, 2020
Cheap diesel likely to undercut freight in oil sector, further depress truck orders
Cheaper diesel helps fleets on operating costs, but cheap oil prices could eat into already-sluggish freight in the oil sector and undercut truck orders.
April 8, 2020
Death of a salesman: New tech, data sources speed rate negotiations
Freight brokers and carriers use new tools and data sources to speed rate negotiations for spot and contract freight. See where the market is headed on CCJ.
April 3, 2020
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Bidding on time: New data may change how carriers price freight
Omnitracs plans to create a database of wait times by location where motor carriers can respond to bid requests (RFPs) using time and mileage. Details on CCJ.
March 26, 2020
Indicators: ‘Dramatic highs, lows’ for freight activity and rates in January, says DAT
Spot market truckload rates got off to a strong start in January, says DAT in its monthly Truckload Volume Index report. But rates quickly chilled in the middle of the month, with prices for dry van and refrigerated loads dipping from December — despite increased volumes.
February 18, 2020
Diesel prices remain tame despite rising Mid East tension
The recent spat between the United States and Iran is not expected to impact retail diesel fuel prices in the U.S.
January 22, 2020
Growing renewable and biodiesel market could offset potential rise in diesel prices 2020
With ultra-low sulfur diesel prices projected to rise due to maritime diesel regulations, fleets are turning to alternative fuels like biodiesel. Details here.
January 12, 2020
What’s on deck for diesel in 2020? Stability’s the forecast, with variables lurking
Sean Hill, an industry economist with EIA, says the biggest factor that could impact diesel prices in 2020 is the impending tightening of maritime diesel regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the interaction of those impacts with EIA’s crude oil forecast.
December 19, 2019
Indicators: Manufacturing slowdown dials back tonnage, but uptick expected
Truck tonnage, a monthly measure of freight demand issued by the American Trucking Associations, dipped slightly in October from September, though tonnage was up from the same month last year.
November 22, 2019
Indicators: Slow-growth trucking likely to remain through next year
FTR forecasts trucking conditions to remain mostly neutral territory through 2020 and for trucking growth to remain limited through the end of next year.
October 14, 2019
September truck sales break 13 year U.S. record
The record activity was a surprise and even beat the previous record sales by 4% set back in December 2006. Find out more information here on CCJ.
October 9, 2019
Indicators: Trucking sheds payroll jobs for the 3rd straight month
The trucking industry cut its employment figures again in September for the third consecutive month. Get more details on the trucking employment numbers on CCJ.
October 9, 2019
Indicators: Truck tonnage continued seesawing in August
The American Trucking Association index report shows that truck tonnage dipped in August following the jump in July. Learn more on Commercial Carrier Journal.
October 1, 2019
U.S. diesel prices jump over 9 cents in wake of Saudi oil field attack
The national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel jumped 9.4 cents last week, according to the Department of Energy. Read more at Commercial Carrier Journal.
September 24, 2019
Indicators: ‘Trucking Conditions’ improve again, suspended in neutral territory
Market conditions for carriers, measured by FTR’s monthly Trucking Conditions Index, improved slightly in July. Cheaper diesel offset the negative impacts of freight demand and truck supply, pushing the TCI to its first positive reading since January.
September 23, 2019
Attacks on Saudi oil field should have minimal impact on diesel prices
The U.S. will likely see little to no impact on diesel fuel prices following the Saudi Arabia oil field attack. See how prices are expected to react on CCJ.
September 18, 2019
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Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
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