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Dec 07

E-commerce has stretched the traditional holiday retail freight season well into December. In fact, van rates have gone up in December for the past three years, and this year looks to continue that trend.

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5 Dec 06

Need a load and can't get to a computer? No problem. We've created a new mobile app to replace the mobile version of the load board, so now you can find loads faster and easier with your smartphone. Android users can download DAT Load Board for Truckers, which is free for all DAT subscribers.

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2 Nov 29

Ten days before the start date of sweeping new overtime rules, a U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction that puts the new rules on hold — at least for now.

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Nov 18


Van rates fell 3¢ last week, from a rare early November peak. The national average adjusted down to $1.67 per mile, but it's still higher than the average for October, so the one-week drop is not a cause for alarm. There were also some regional shifts happening, and those don't show up in the national rate.

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2 Nov 18

Across the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck. Demand for trucks is insanely high in some markets that are usually quiet, including Spokane, Medford, Missoula, Saginaw, Eau Claire and Duluth.

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Nov 14

This week, DAT Solutions launched a new version of its carrier onboarding product that simplifies the process for both brokers and carriers. DAT OnBoard™ is the only commercially available onboarding software where carriers can complete the entire onboarding process using a mobile device.

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2 Nov 08


In the first week of November, 64 region-to-region pairs had a rate increase of at least 6¢ per mile. The biggest rate increases were on lanes that originated in the West, heading to destinations along the East Coast.

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3 Nov 02

Reefer volumes were mostly in a holding pattern to close the month, similar to the last full week of October for vans. But there was much more regional movement with refrigerated freight, which could signal a pre-Thanksgiving push.

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2 Nov 01

Demand for trucks was a lot stronger last month than it was in October of 2015. In fact, the Hot Market Map looks pretty similar to 2014, when a slew of issues led to tight capacity and high rates.

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32 Oct 28

Got questions about how to stay compliant with the upcoming ELD mandate? You’re not the only one. At the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference last month, FMCSA’s top management fielded questions about ELDs from a packed audience.

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