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November 2, 2015

Indicators: Still waiting on freight’s ‘second season,’ conditions for shippers deteriorates

Freight’s “second season” late: The freight volume that typically comes before the holiday retail rush hasn’t quite materialized yet, says DAT Solutions, who call’s fall’s freight pickup the annual “second season” for freight. Van rates, meanwhile, held steady in their most recent week, hanging at $1.72 a mile nationally. Here’s DAT’s map of where van load
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EpicVue study: top retention factors are independence, respect

EpicVue, providers of an in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, announced results of a survey indicating the top reasons drivers chose to stay with fleets. Among the top retention factors are independence and respect. “What is most interesting is how closely correlated turnover rates are to the culture of an organization,” noted Lance
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