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The 2019 outlook is generally rosy for motor carriers that haul machinery, as trucking will continue to see the effects of the ELD mandate and drivers and owner-operators will continue to be in demand. That was what The Machinery Haulers Association heard at the group’s winter meeting.

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Taylor Swift’s Show Arrives Aboard 82 Semis

Big screens, monster speakers, structural steel members were among the items carried by big rigs to pop star Taylor Swift's Ohio stadium show. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

How Trucking Fleets Are Dealing With a Hot Flatbed Sector

With a steadily improving economy and sectors such as manufacturing and construction going strong, many trucking companies are finding they have more freight than they have trucks to haul – but nowhere is that more true than in the flatbed sector.

What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

Although the April 1 start to “hard enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate does not seem to have had a huge effect on trucking capacity (except perhaps in flatbeds), there are a number of other factors that are working to keep capacity tight and rates high, likely at least until late this year, according to FTR.