Posted: 16 Oct, 2018 by Pat Pitz

In a year where capacity has been historically tight, building out carrier networks has been particularly difficult for freight brokers. Making sure you have access to the capacity needed to serve your shipper customers also means your brokerage needs to be able to adapt to changing regulatory clima...

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Posted: 12 Oct, 2018 by Pat Pitz

You don't have to pore over spreadsheets and crunch numbers to know which freight markets are sizzling. With the Hot Market Map feature available in the DAT Power load board and our standalone transportation pricing tool, DAT RateView, you can see where demand is highest at just a glance. The map sh...

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Posted: 10 Oct, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Even though rates are slow to respond, freight volumes are rising as we get closer to the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Most parts of California are shipping more loads, especially the Fresno market in central California. Activity is also up from the Nogales, AZ, market, as well as Fl...

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Posted: 10 Oct, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. That is the second-highest category, with winds of 130 to 156 MPH. You can imagine what kind of damage that can do to buildings and highways, let alone a truck, so if you are in or near the Gulf Coast of Flori...

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Posted: 09 Oct, 2018 by Mark Montague

Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge. And the number of van loads that have moved in early October is nearly identical to 2017. You’d expect this season to be more differe...

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Posted: 04 Oct, 2018 by American Association of Owner Operators

This post comes from our partners at the American Association of Owner Operators.   Having trouble shaking off the cobwebs when starting your day? Trucking can take a toll on your physical, mental and emotional health, and a lot of truck drivers fight that sluggish feeling almost daily. There a...

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