Channel 19: Don’t Leave Money On The Table

(Last Updated On: January 4, 2018)


From Todd Dills, Overdrive:

For owner-operators with negotiating power over their rates, the market is ripe for greater-than-normal success in, well, upward movement at the moment as terrible weather hampers load movement, the retail Christmas freight season is extended by e-commerce and, of course, the ELD mandate is in effect (if not being enforced in many places in the sort of hard-edged way that might put all those affected on ELDs as yet).

As shown yesterday in the weekly report from the DAT folks, the load-to-truck ratios on the boards have been sky-high the last few weeks. It’s certain those ratios will fall as the many owner-operators who shut down this time of year come back onto the road, but freight post volumes, as noted, have been fairly steady, too.

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