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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.

Spot Truckload Rates Poised to Set Records in June

Spot truckload rates on the DAT Solutions network of load boards rose again for the week ending June 16 and are on track to achieve the highest ever monthly average for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight.

Spot Truckload Capacity Tightens at Start of June

Demand outpaced capacity during the week including Memorial Day as the number of truck posts on DAT Solutions network load boards dropped 18% while load posts fell just 9% over the past week, according to newly released figures.

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.

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