AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

The final phase of the ELD mandate is right around the corner. Will it have the same effect on truckload rates that the first phase did?

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Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds. 

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5 reasons to attend the DAT user conference

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How to spot good loads in bad markets

How to spot good loads in bad markets

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Want to grow your brokerage? Dare to differ

Many brokerages and 3PLs have succeeded through specialization. Here are examples of four brokers who have broadened their business by narrowing their scope.


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Video: "When I grow up, I wanna work in trucking"

DAT dedicates this video to all the drivers who endure time away from home, dead-head miles, waiting at loading docks… Read More

AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

The final phase of the ELD mandate is right around the corner. Read More

Harvests and hurricane combine to boost reefer rates

Apple harvests and the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on the East Coast rearranged supply chains, tightened capacity… Read More

Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds.  Read More

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Revenues retreat for freight brokers in Q2 compared to 2018

During the second quarter of 2019, freight brokers enjoyed their highest margins in two years. That extra margin helped offset a decline in load counts and revenues, compared to Q2 2018.


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Finally some good news for reefer carriers

The negative news we’ve been reporting for reefer produce turned around last week… Read More

How hurricanes affect freight

Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains… Read More

Truckload markets spring into action ahead of Hurricane Dorian

There was already urgency built into last week due to the upcoming 3-day Labor Day weekend… Read More

Truckload markets brace for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall during the Labor Day weekend… Read More

How to spot good loads in bad markets

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. Read More

Late summer van rates: Stable or stalled?

Last summer, the spot market didn't have enough trucks to meet the surge in demand, which gave rates a major boost. Read More

Reefer rates still stuck in a rut

This summer, reefer markets have felt the woes of reduced harvests due to harsh weather. Read More

Reefer markets still await late-summer harvests

Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far… Read More

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