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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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Mar 12

Following the long-awaited labor agreement at West Coast ports, a backlog of freight is causing secondary congestion at the docks and warehouses that serve the ports. The pent-up demand is driving truckload rates up sharply.

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Mar 10

You need to find a truck and you need it NOW. Everyone on your team pitches in, frantically searching the load boards. When you’re working in groups, “swarming” is common. Now, there’s a tool that can keep you and your co-workers from duplicating efforts and calling on the same truck—and it's only available to DAT customers.

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Mar 09
Broker Profile: From a cold start in 2005, Hybrid Transit has established industry credibility and grown revenues at a pace that has earned the business a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for five years running. See how the technology they use helped them get there. [More]
Mar 06

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) 2015 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition will be held April 15-18 in Orlando, and DAT Solutions will be a big part of it. Here are some of the highlights of what you can expect from DAT Solutions at the TIA show this year.

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Feb 26


Snow is still falling in broad swaths of North America, and if you live or work in those regions, you know why truckers ask for higher rates there, to cover weather-related delays.This winter is harsh in those areas, but the effects are mostly regional, and the storms are not constant, as they were during last winter's Polar Vortex.

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3 Feb 18

Now more than ever, speed matters when it comes to finding the best loads. The new web-based version of DAT Power shows loads in real time, meaning loads are added to the search results the second they're added. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the load board will allow you to work more efficiently, whether you're filling one truck or 100. See how you can start using it today.

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3 Feb 18

No matter what side of the fence you’re on with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, you need to learn about the health care law and its impact on your taxes throughout 2015. The new law affects each carrier differently, so whether you're an owner-operator or need to file taxes for a large or small business, don't file before you read this.

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7 Feb 18

The FMCSA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November, recommending an increase of the minimum financial responsibility required of carriers. As part of the 60-day public comment period, FMCSA is asking carriers to answer a questionnaire about how much they currently pay for insurance and how much they expect their premiums to increase if the minimum was raised. If you haven’t already voiced your opinion, speak now or forever hold your peace. The public comment period ends Feb. 26.

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