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September 25, 2018

Below is a rate forecast for the remainder of 2018 my friend Dr. Jason Miller at Michigan State has developed. 

It looks like rates dropped significantly in August 2018.  Some of this drop could be attributed to the rush of imports beating the d...

September 25, 2018

Getting quotes from heavy haulers is part art and part science.  Which part is more important says quite a bit about the information you have to work with.  

Most brokers fall into the art category.  I know I did when I was a freight broker....

September 24, 2018

In July 2018 CarrierLists partnered wiht FreightWaves to conduct a survey to better understand rates and capacity in three main US ports.  

Capacity was extremely tight in all three markets.  Long Beach had the most capacity (16%) for spot market...

September 20, 2018

Teams are easy to find when you only need a single driver.  They call on your load postings asking for a premium, because they will run your lane as a team.  

If they are actually a team or not is entirely another question for another time....

September 19, 2018

The more you work with the1.9m records in the FMCSA census file the more you realize that creating a database with 50% of the true for-hire capacity isn't a crazy unattainable goal. It can be done with as little as 25,000 carriers....

September 15, 2018


We were tired of losing out on bids and loads, because we couldn't find the carriers who were running the equipment and lanes we needed. 


  • LOAD BOARDS: Work like a charm when carrie...

September 13, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Adam Robinson with Cerasis to discuss how transportation management data aids shippers, brokers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating  capacity crunches.

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