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Freight still plentiful, but off historic highs

February 1, 2022

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After reaching historic highs, the spot market for truckload freight is beginning to settle into typical seasonal patterns. But there’s still a lot of freight on the load board. Stephen Petit of DAT talks about that, and about the best places to make a little extra bank.


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After reaching historic highs, the spot market for truckload freight is beginning to settle into typical seasonal patterns. But there’s still a lot of freight on the load board. Also, Washington state lawmakers may remove tolls from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, while legislative efforts in Indiana focus on ticket cameras, reckless driving and cable barriers. And as automation technologies are pushed forward, what will the future of trucking look like. That’s one of the questions OOIDA hopes will be answered during a congressional hearing later this week.


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Tolls could drop from Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Washington state lawmakers may remove tolls from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, while legislative efforts in Indiana focus on ticket cameras, reckless driving and cable barriers.


What will automation do to the future of trucking?

As automation technologies are pushed forward, what will the future of trucking look like? OOIDA hopes members of Congress will answer that question, and several others, during a hearing later this week.


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