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Feb 03

We recently posted a reader poll with a couple questions about detention times. The responses have been great, so we wanted to share a few of the comments from the thread.

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Jan 20

Diesel prices dropped 7¢, to $2.11 per gallon last week, the lowest since March 2009, and rates fell, too. Volume is climbing in some of the most popular lanes, however, so rates may recover this week or next.

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7 Jan 20

Diesel prices fell to $2.11 per gallon last week at the pump, as a national average. If your truck gets six miles to the gallon, your fuel cost is only 35¢ per mile. How could that possibly be bad?

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Jan 19

Detention fees are just a drop in the bucket when compared to what those lost hours actually cost in lost revenue. DAT is making detention time a major focus for the new year, we want to know how detention times are affecting your fleet.

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Jan 11


Trucks were readily available on the spot market in 2015, and at bargain prices -- at least when you compare to average rates in 2014. If you take a longer view, however, it's 2014 starts to look like an exception. Spot market rates were higher in 2015 than in 2013, and freight availability was about on par, compared to the most recent "normal" year.


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3 Jan 11

Last month in our blog post "CSA Scores Gone. Now What?" we asked brokers what they thought of CSA scores being removed from public view. We received some very insightful comments that I’d like to share with you. “Our company relied on CSA data to select a carrier to move our loads. We had the ability of making an intelligent choice...

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Jan 08

In response to the needs of small businesses, DAT Keypoint now works with QuickBooks small business accounting package. That's good news for small brokers who want transportation management software (TMS), but don't want to let go of their familiar QuickBooks software.

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Jan 07


Load-to-truck ratios surged last week, as year-end demand and ongoing bad weather faced off against a relative shortage of trucks between two holidays. The trends played out differently, depending on your equipment type and geographic location.

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Dec 30

It was a short work week, which would typically lead to a 20% decline in load board activity, week over week, simply because a four-day week has 20% fewer days than a five-day week. That's not what happened, though.

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Dec 24

Now is the time of year to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. At DAT, we feel truly lucky to serve customers like you. Without the work you do each day, there are no presents to wrap or feasts to prepare.

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