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Mar 29

New rules regarding the safe transportation of food will go into effect April 6 for large carriers, brokers and shippers. The new rules, set by the FDA, are intended to keep food safe from contamination during transportation. See if your company must comply this year, or if you have one more year to comply.

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Mar 28

Trucks were ready to go after the winter storm cleared out, so even though we saw volumes pick up on the top 100 van lanes, there was enough capacity to keep rates from making any big jumps.

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Mar 24

The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) has been postponed, as of this week. Brokers are disappointed that they still won't have a clear guideline to help select safe carriers. The carriers themselves wanted to kill the rule, because the guidelines were based on safety data that carriers consider to be badly flawed.

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Mar 22

Winter Storm Stella kept a lot of freight from moving early last week, which stalled volume in markets along the East Coast. First, there was a rush to move freight before the storm hit, and then highways were closed, so most freight couldn’t move at all. After roads were clear, there was a rush to catch up, and the pent-up demand drove van rates higher.

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Mar 15

The 2017 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is just around the corner, coming up April 5-8 in Las Vegas. DAT will be there and we hope to see as many of you there as possible. Here are some must-see, must-do events to put on your calendar:

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Mar 14

Winter Storm Stella has arrived, and roadway weather restrictions are in effect throughout the Northeast. If you're relatively new to the freight brokerage business, you may be asking, "How do I find capacity in a snowstorm?" Here are four tips.

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2 Mar 14

A blizzard has left much of the East Coast buried under snow. That'll no doubt effect freight movements, with trucks banned from some highways in the Northeast while Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia declare states of emergency. There was more activity on DAT load boards at the end of week last week, with shippers wanting to get shipments made before the storm left them stuck.

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2 Mar 08

DAT and Triumph Business Capital have teamed up for 10 years to help owner-operators and carriers find loads and get paid fast. On Wednesday, March 15, we’re teaming up for something a little different – we’re barbecuing.

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Mar 07

A number of trucking publications have reported this week that the more restrictive hours of service restart rules—put in place in July 2013 and suspended in December 2014—will be permanently eliminated.

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33 Mar 07

Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally. Well, load posts soared at the end of February and beginning of March, and rates finally responded. The national average for van rates was up 4¢, and 56 of the top 100 van lanes paid better, versus the 30 that had declines. The rest stayed put.

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