Shippers return to their old ways of detention as carrier compliance increases

Shippers return to their old ways of detention as carrier compliance increases

After a period of attempting to improve detention times with carriers, they appear to be falling into the old habits of making load/unload times are lower priority according to FreightWaves’ Detention Minutes Index.

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Weekly Market Update: Volumes surge to highest levels in two months on active West Coast

Weekly Market Update: Volumes surge to highest levels in two months on active West Coast

Market volumes have increased significantly over the past several days, bringing national levels to those similar to early March of 2018 when the market was thought to be more active. The data tells us one aggregate value cannot tell the whole story.

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Spread between retail and rack diesel price could compress carrier margins in January

Spread between retail and rack diesel price could compress carrier margins in January

The DOE fuel price keeps sliding as wholesale or rack prices are increasing. This can have a negative impact to carrier margins in early 2019 after receiving the benefit of expanding fuel spreads in late 2018. SONAR’s newest index can help you monitor this.

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