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August 22, 2020

Dooner and I are live from FreightWaves' 3PL Summit with special guest Jordan Belfort, The Real Wolf of Wall Street, discussing selling to shippers. 

PS - You can catch Dooner and Kevin Hill (Founder of CarrierLists) live on, F...

August 22, 2020

CarrierLists joins Joe Lynch on his Logistics of Logistics podcast to discuss how the niches have the riches for freight brokerages. 

Listen to the full podcast here on Apple Podcasts

Once you are recognized as a market leader in your niche you ca...

August 22, 2020

Kevin Hill, Founder and President, of CarrierLists joins Steve Ferreria on his OK, Boomer show to discuss how to grow your voice and make yourself into a market expert to grow your business to new heights! 

Steve Ferreira is the founder and CEO of Oce...

November 24, 2019

This week we discuss Old Dominion's earnings, M&A in cold storage, along with mega merger of two billion dollar freight brokerages, Mode and Sunteck. 

Plus, we discuss the pros and cons of the cradle to the grave vs. the buy/sell model for...

November 24, 2019

What are the odds the carriers you are talking to run contract vs. spot? Is it based on their region? Trailer types? Or is it fleet size?  

In the following video, we give you the parlay card to determine the odds for each. 

You can watch it here...

July 25, 2019

There were several interesting venture capital deals in logistics and freight tech in the first half of 2019. Venture capital cash is still pouring into the industry, so expect even more deals in the second half of the year.  

Here are four of...

July 23, 2019

Conditions are ripe for a spike in trucking company failures in 2019. Margins are being squeezed by plunging contract and spot rates along with an increase in operational costs. 

Seth Holm and I discuss our latest research at FreightWaves which pinp...

July 22, 2019

One of the first questions we are asked at CarrierLists is what type of fleets are listed in our database. This includes fleet sizes, trailer types, and specializations, along with where they are headquartered. 

The following graphs should answer all...

July 21, 2019

Carrier expectations for increases in load volume have plunged over the past nine months.  

It's been quite a turn in the market. According to SONAR, Q2 2019 load volumes (OTVI.USA) were down 4.5% off the Q2 2018 highs. Even more problematic fo...

July 16, 2019

This is the question we answered in our latest FreightWaves Freight Intel research. 

For fleets running 5 to 200 trucks, we found that the smaller and larger fleets sourced the most freight directly from shippers. 

This leaves a sweet spot in the middl...

July 9, 2019

There were over 150 M&A deals in trucking, logistics, and freight tech in the first half of 2019. Expect more of the same for the second half of the year.  

Below is a segment we shot for FreightWaves Now detailing the most interesting acquisit...

June 18, 2019

I recently sat down with Tim Dooner at FreightWaves for their Insiders podcast series. We discuss how tribal knowledge in the freight markets is being replaced by concrete data at a rapid pace.    

You can listen to the full podcas...

May 21, 2019

Our friend and colleague, Henry Byers at FreightWaves, analyzes where ocean rates should go over the coming months in reaction to the latest tariff news.  

We both expect to see a replay of Q4 2018 as shippers will front-load as much produ...

May 12, 2019

Updated trucking rate analysis from our friend Dr. Jason Miller at Michigan State University: just put out their spot rates and it does appear that we are finally reaching the bottom of the cycle.

Below is a chart of the dry van rate...

March 26, 2019

We all know trucking is a capital intensive industry.  Payroll, maintenance, and fuel are just the start of the daily expenses.  

With this in mind, CarrierLists conducted a phone survey to determine what percentage of smaller fleets factor...