Posted: 15 Aug, 2018 by Chad Boblett

When I first got started working with freight brokers in 2011, I was averaging more than 200 nights away from home each year. My primary strategy at that time was to go from one hot market to another hot market, chasing the highest-paying loads. At the beginning of 2015, the spot market demand for t...

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Posted: 15 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Capacity has been especially tight this year, as evidenced in DAT's load-to-truck ratios that have surged to record highs this summer. If you're a freight broker using the DAT Power load board, you may have capacity-finding tools that you aren't even aware of. Here are two of them:   1. DA...

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Posted: 14 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Mark Boyer has spent his whole career in the trucking and logistics industry, with a front row seat for all kinds of new technologies, including many products from DAT.  As DAT celebrates its 40th year, we reminisced with Boyer, who serves as Vice President of Brokerage for Keller Logistics in ...

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Posted: 13 Aug, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Brokers and shippers have had an easier time finding trucks in recent weeks, at least when compared to the first half of the year. That's taken some of the pressure off of pricing, but rates are still high. Spot market volume is also now on par with 2017, with load-to-truck ratios for each trailer t...

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Posted: 08 Aug, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year. This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year. That steady decline from the June peak mig...

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Posted: 03 Aug, 2018 by Donald Broughton

To say that the first half of 2018 was "a period of both extreme volatility and unprecedented imbalance between capacity and demand for trucking services in North America" at first sounds like hyperbole. But if you ask anyone who lived through it, they'll probably tell you it's an understatement.&nb...

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