Posted: 21 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

Tis the season for falling rates. As we move deeper into the slow season, rates are drifting in their typical seasonal pattern. Van spot rates fell to $2.00 per mile for the month to-date, but spot freight volume hasn’t changed a lot since January 2018. There’s a lot more capacity availa...

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Posted: 18 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

Update - January 25: Federal employees are heading back to work for at least three weeks, under an interim budget agreement. The government shutdown started December 22, and it's already the longest in U.S. history. More than 800,000 Federal employees are affected, and 420,000 of them continue ...

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Posted: 17 Jan, 2019 by Matt Sullivan

A lot of us in the trucking industry had to do something last week that we haven't had to do in a while — work a full, five-day week. Of course, for a lot of trucking companies, the work week can easily last six or seven days, but either way, one thing that the activity on the DAT Lo...

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Posted: 16 Jan, 2019 by Donald Broughton

Last year rail intermodel took away loads from over-the-road trucking, but now the pendulum is swinging back the other direction. Diesel prices are dropping, which makes dry van transportation more attractive and reduces the cost advantage of rail intermodal for domestic freight. Most of the industr...

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Posted: 15 Jan, 2019 by Pat Pitz

The ELD mandate transformed the trucking industry last year. The dust has finally started to settle, but more changes could be on the horizon. While there likely won't be any new regulations that are as transformative as the ELD mandate, transportation professionals should keep an eye on these five ...

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Posted: 09 Jan, 2019 by Peggy Dorf

Looking for your next load? Need a truck? Check your watch, and then go to your DAT Hot Market Map. In addition to a detailed view of load and truck posts and ratios, the latest version has a timeline display that gives you the info you need to make your truck or load post stand out from the crowd. ...

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