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Semi Trucks
Truck shortage drives growers nuts

Jun 11, 2021

By Dean Croke Each state has crops that dominate annual production and generate thousands of truckloads of freight, but few do so to such an extent as peanuts and almonds. All of the commercial almonds in North America are grown in California, which also account for 80% of commercial almonds around the world. Peanuts are […]

Commercial Truck Freeway
New infrastructure plan may boost flatbed market

May 24, 2021

By Dean Croke Flatbed and specialized carriers stand to gain the most from the Biden Administration’s new infrastructure plan with all of the steel and concrete products required to fix the nations’ bridges. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association notes that more than one-third, or 220,000 (36%), of the nation’s 618,000 bridges need structural […]

Is now a good time to buy a truck?

Apr 19, 2021

By Dean Croke We get asked this question the most in our DAT iQ Weekly Update: Is now a good time to buy a truck? Based on recent industry cycles, the answer is probably “no.” “Orders follow price” is a common theme in trucking. When rates surged in early 2018 during what was then the […]

Commercial Truck Driver
Stimulus bill for carriers, brokers, owner-operators?

Mar 10, 2021

By Pat Pitz The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) includes $2 trillion in economic stimulus funds. Included in the relief package is funding for state and local governments and industries hit hard by COVID-19, such as hospitals and airlines. But what’s in it for carriers, brokers and owner-operators? Below are […]

Commercial Trucker
Being a trucker during a pandemic

Jan 18, 2021

By Brita Nowak Owner-operator, Brita Nowak, shares her perspective on COVID-19’s impact on over the road truckers. All of a sudden we, the truck drivers, were hailed as heroes.  People started waving at us, thanking us, and we enjoyed traffic-free driving through what were usually gridlocked cities. Everyday life changed, sometimes eerily so, and we adapted. From […]