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Feb 24

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce, and Ontario and Fresno were among the top 10 key market areas for reefer freight last year. See how drought and floods are affecting this area.

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Feb 23

Spot market freight has stabilized in recent weeks, and last week we saw load-to-truck ratios rise for every trailer type. It hasn't yet been enough to put pressure on rates, though.

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Feb 23

Current trends in freight can be explained by looking at the top ten contract markets by percentage of contract-spot mix. For the last six weeks, rates have been sliding on the spot market despite strong volumes. The culprit may well be weakness in contract markets in the Southwest region.

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Feb 15

Load posts were up a bit again last week, which is the second straight week of improving spot market volumes. Not bad for February. Van and reefer rates have still been on a steady decline since the December peak, but there are signs that van rates might be close to the bottom if they aren't already there.

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3 Feb 10

Spot market freight veterans know that by mid-January we start to see freight volumes and rates trending down as the urgency of the holidays—even the most recent ones extended by e-commerce—wanes. 2017 is no exception, although this year we're climbing down from a higher starting point.

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1 Feb 09

Good news: the biggest load board in the industry is now even bigger. Getloaded has been consolidated into DAT to create one gigantic super database. The consolidation of Getloaded carriers, plus DAT's own growth, has resulted in a 36 percent increase in the number of

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1 Feb 09

February is the slow season for freight, and it may feel like your business is at a crawl right now. Finding loads and positioning your trucks is harder when there's more competition for loads, so we're going to take a look at where your best bets would be for find van, reefer, and flatbed loads during the slow season.

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1 Feb 01

One of the perks of having a DAT subscription is being able to use the DAT Load Board for Truckers app for Android – the most powerful load board app available for owner-operators, carriers, and dispatchers. We recently added some new tools to help you find loads even faster.

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2 Feb 01

Late January is typically a time for lower rates and less demand, but spot market volumes haven't fallen off sharply like they did around this same time a year ago. Still, prices have been in a slow and steady decline in many major van and reefer markets.

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1 Feb 01

The trucking industry has spent several months waiting to hear from the FMCSA about when the new Unified Registration System will go in effect. In January, the URS was suspended until further notice.

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