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Trucking Prices Are About to Rise Even More

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A U.S. trucking shortage that has pushed up freight costs for everything from cereal to toothbrushes is about to get worse.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

Truckload Carrier Pitch to Raise Rates in 2018 Underway; ELDs, Driver Pay, Turnover All Concerns

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The combination of the electronic logging device mandate, a shortage of drivers and an improving freight market has carriers and shippers wondering about transportation prices heading into 2018.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Postal Service May Get More Freedom to Raise Stamp Prices

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Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. It would be the biggest change in the Postal Service’s pricing system in nearly a half-century, allowing stamp prices to rise beyond the rate of inflation.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
August 9, 2017

Truckload Spot Rates Tighten Closer to Contract Rates

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The gap between contract rates and spot market rates in the truckload industry tightened in April, according to the latest Chainalytics-Cowen Freight Indices.

Transport Topics
June 9, 2017
Business

DHL to Raise Rates in 2017; Also Wins Two New Contracts

Nicky Loh/Bloomberg News

DHL will raise rates in the United States beginning next year, the company announced Oct. 21, while it also won two contracts to haul cars, food and beverages in the United Kingdom and China.

Transport Topics
October 21, 2016
Business

Index Shows Spot Rates Continued to Exceed Contract Rates

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An index that compares pricing methods for truckload freight continued to show that spot rates continued to exceed contract rates, signaling an expected favorable improvement for carriers.

Transport Topics
October 3, 2016
Business

Daylight Transport Raises Rates, Bolsters Service in Texas

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Daylight Transport is the latest less-than-truckload provider to raise rates, in total, 4.9%, which takes effect Oct. 3.

Transport Topics
September 30, 2016
Business

Some Freight Carriers Raising Rates Despite Uncertain Market Conditions

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Several freight companies, including UPS Inc., have announced rate increases in the early fall despite the uncertain freight market.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 12, 2016
Business

Study Finds as Truckload Profitability Improves, Utilization Declines

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A new study produced by technology provider TMW Systems has found that most truckload fleets last year were able to improve profitability because of rate increases that outweighed declining utilization.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2016
Business

Truckload Freight Rates Remain Under Pressure, Freight Survey Finds

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A freight survey that assesses dry van and refrigerated freight rates based on spot market and contract prices shows that business conditions hit a new low for fleets as the first quarter ended.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2016

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