Semi-Truck driving on highway

Short-term Truckload Rate Outlook

Truck capacity headwinds will continue to pressure rates higher as we head into the Q4 retail season. Per DAT, the national average van rate reached $2.09 per mile last week.  The last time the average van rate was that high was December 2014.  National average rates for reefer and flatbed are also at multi-year highs. […]

Gas Prices Surge after Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

Gasoline Prices Surge After Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

Gulf Coast gasoline supplies into the 5,500-mile Colonial pipeline system will be shutting down today, resulting from Hurricane Harvey-impacted supplies of refined products originating in Texas and Louisiana (diesel supplies to the pipeline shut down last night). Almost half of the refined petroleum products consumed in the South East and East Coast move through the […]

Interns 2017

AFN extends thanks to 2017 Interns for a great summer

From undergrads to graduate students- AFN was proud to host seven interns within our Operations, Carrier Sales, and Accounting departments.  Thank you, interns, for your hard work and making this summer a great one. We wish you well on your future endeavors and good luck as you begin this school year! With offering the opportunity […]

Amazon Announces New Chargeback Policy for Fulfillment Center “No Show” Loads

Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new policy regarding chargebacks on “No Show” pre-paid Truckload (TL) and Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipments. A “No Show” chargeback will be issued when a carrier misses a confirmed delivery slot and the appointment is not cancelled or rescheduled in advance. Starting October 16, 2017, Amazon will charge $250 […]

Capitol Building

ELD Delay Proposed in House

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide for a 2-year delay of implementation of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule.  If passed, motor carriers authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would have until December 2019 to install ELDs on all of their trucks. The legislation […]