A group of U.S. Senators have said that small-business truckers and other industries that rely on trucking cannot bear the financial burden of a policy that could end up in the next transportation reauthorization bill. U.S. Senator Steve Daines encouraged his colleagues to sign a letter opposing an unnecessary increase in federal liability insurance requirements for motor carriers.
Dry van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios are edging down after hitting record peaks in early January, load board operator says. National average dry van and flatbed spot rates fell slightly for the week ending January 20, with refrigerated or “reefer” spot rates remaining unchanged, according to data tracked by load board operator DAT Solutions.