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8 Apr 23

If you’re making a trip that’s more than 550 miles, it’ll likely take longer than a day. Since shorter haul lanes have higher rates per mile than longhaul traffic, it might be worth taking a look at alternative lanes on those long return trips.

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Apr 22

Changing seasons means changing freight markets. As truckload demand shifts across the country, some of the lanes that were paying headhaul rates just a few weeks ago have turned into backhauls. Those shifts also create new opportunities elsewhere. Here’s a look at some lanes in which the headhaul shifts or the freight demand moves from highly imbalanced to balanced.

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Apr 22

Even with diesel prices dropping, fuel is still one of the largest expenses for carriers. The better you’re able to control that cost, the more profitable your business will be. One of the easiest ways to manage fuel costs is using a fuel card rather than relying on a corporate credit card or cash for diesel purchases.

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5 Apr 13

Overall truckload capacity—as measured by the millions of truck posts on DAT load boards—is higher than it has been in the past two years. Capacity tightness still exists; however, it’s a local issue where trucks are hard to find in certain markets at certain times of the year. Here's what capacity is looking like this year and how conditions have affected rates.

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Apr 07

DAT's going to rock the house at the TIA show—and you're invited. DAT will be hosting a first-time-ever Friday night reception during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 2015 Conference & Exhibition, April 15-18 in Orlando. See how you can be a rock star at the reception—and find out what products DAT will be demonstrating at the trade show.

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3 Apr 06

If you own a small freight brokerage and you want to grow, there are two models to choose from: agency growth or organic growth. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Learn what you’ll need to do to succeed no matter which model you choose.

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Apr 06

A bill to create a national carrier hiring standard was re-introduced in the House of Representatives in February and could get attached to the highway funding bill that expires May 31. See what other two proposals that affect the trucking industry might be included in the highway bill.

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Mar 30

West Coast ports are on the verge of resolving a longstanding labor dispute, but not before some shippers diverted cargo to the East Coast. The Port of Savannah is a major beneficiary, and outbound freight patterns provide evidence of this emerging trend.

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Mar 18

Freight volumes are on the rise in much of the country, as the winter slow season eases into the rearview in many areas. With business picking up across the trucking industry, carriers are looking for every advantage to improve their efficiency during the fast-paced freight season. More and more carriers are getting a leg up on the competition by using the new, web-based version of DAT Power.

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2 Mar 18

Springtime freight is coming on strong, and rates are climbing. At the same time, fuel prices are significantly lower than they were a year ago. The unexpected drop in diesel prices carries wide-ranging implications for the trucking industry.

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