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Freight, rates and Mother’s Day

May 4, 2022

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Eighty-four percent of adults in the U.S. are expected to spend a record $31.6 billion dollars this coming Mother’s Day. So what does that mean for the freight market? Dean Croke with DAT explains, and discusses what other trends are in the spot market.


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Eighty-four percent of adults in the U.S. are expected to spend a record $31.6 billion dollars this coming Mother’s Day. So what does that mean for the freight market? Also, last month, when HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” did an in-depth piece on the trucking industry, it echoed many of the things OOIDA has been saying for years. And there’s a reason for that. We’ll also take a look at how a bird flu outbreak in multiple states is affecting truckers. And how do you increase retention in trucking? The secretary of transportation has some pretty clear ideas of how he thinks it can be done, and he shared those with members of the U.S. Senate earlier this week.


Catch up on the news with Scott Thompson

OOIDA calls on all its members to flood the FMCSA with comments about speed limiters. The 33rd annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy is this weekend. And “May the Fourth” be with you.


Why ‘Last Week Tonight’ got it right

Last month, when HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” did an in-depth piece on the trucking industry, it echoed many of the things OOIDA has been saying for years. And there’s a reason for that. We’ll have a report. Also, we’ll also take a look at how a bird flu outbreak in multiple states is affecting truckers.


How do you increase retention

How do you increase retention in trucking? The secretary of transportation has some pretty clear ideas of how he thinks it can be done, and he shared those with members of the U.S. Senate earlier this week.


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