Winter storms wreaked havoc on freight markets last week.
In the volatile truckload freight marketplace, transportation costs can change rapidly.
The spike in truckload shipping costs in 2020 brought extra attention to transportation budgets and operations.
Being a freight and analytics organization, we look for clues in data, especially as it relates to truckload capacity. When guaging the direction of commercial freight markets in 2021, there are some indicators that require extra scrutiny this year.
DAT LOAD BOARDS
The right load at the right time
at the right price
The most accurate
DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 249 million freight matches and a database of $$110 billion of market transactions.
The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, OR.