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DHL with Easyship on Same-Day Delivery in LA,  Chicago and NYC

DHL with Easyship on Same-Day Delivery in LA, Chicago and NYC

| December 18, 2018

DHL eCommerce, a division logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced today a strategic partnership with Easyship, enabling e-commerce merchants using the Easyship software platform to offer same-day and next-day shipping to their customers via the DHL Parcel Metro service. This partnership uses best-in-class technology to provide enhanced, affordable shipping solutions to small- and medium-sized […]

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Spot Market Volumes and Rates Slip Lower in November

Spot Market Volumes and Rates Slip Lower in November

| December 17, 2018

Spot market freight volume and rates slid in November for most equipment types, reported DAT Solutions, which operates the largest online marketplace for truckload freight in North America.   According to the DAT Freight Index, November volume was 2.5% lower month over month, and 24% percent under last year’s extraordinary seasonal mark. Freight rates remained […]

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Confidence Eases Again in December

Equipment Leasing and Finance Confidence Eases Again in December

| December 17, 2018

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased again in December to 55.5, a decrease from the November index of 58.5. When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent Valerie Hayes Jester, President, Brandywine Capital Associates, said, “We are experiencing a strong close to the year. Many of our customers are expanding […]

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Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Continue Wave-Like Pattern in November

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Continue Wave-Like Pattern in November

| December 16, 2018

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) reversed course again in November, falling month-over-month and more than offsetting October’s gain, according to ACT Research. The report also indicated used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes have dropped year-over-year, but remained stronger year-to-date. Average age was virtually unchanged, down just 1% y/y, while average miles […]

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Weaker Spot Market Suggests ‘Muted’ Holiday Freight Peak

Weaker Spot Market Suggests ‘Muted’ Holiday Freight Peak

| December 11, 2018

The national average spot van rate increased 6 cents to $2.14/mile during the week ending Dec. 8 although demand for trucks was weaker on high-traffic lanes for retail and e-commerce freight, said DAT Solutions. The national average spot refrigerated rate declined 2 cents to $2.46/mile and the spot flatbed rate gained 3 cents to $2.43/mile, […]

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Introduces New Aero Device

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Introduces New Aero Device

| December 11, 2018

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner®curtain-sided trailers, introduced its patented Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT). When paired with low rolling resistant tires and configured on a Utility dry van or reefer, the combination of the Utility-designed Aerodynamic Tail and Side Skirt are designed to reduce fuel […]

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