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Rail intermodal sees historic shifts in wake of COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has triggered a recent cratering in rail intermodal moves… Read More

History Matters: How freight forecasts learn from the past

Predictive modeling is the art of using high-power computing to learn from the past and predict the future. Read More

Will spring produce stabilize trucking?

Recent news has been all about the downturn in freight volumes, and the lower rates that accompany smaller volumes. Read More

A message from the CEO of DAT regarding COVID-19

We don't anticipate any changes in your service, though you may experience longer wait times on the phone. Read More

Rail intermodal faces an uphill battle in 2020

With the U.S. economy still doing well, why be glum about rail intermodal? There are four reasons for concern in 2020. Read More

Just another typical February -- or was it?

Freight rates are weak right now, as everyone in the industry is painfully aware. Read More

How to pick the best load board for truckers

What's the best load board for truckers? Here are 4 things to ask yourself when shopping for a load board. Read More

Predictive Pricing: Cutting Through the Noise

Forecasting is an inexact science, and the most successful forecasting models aren’t always the most complex. Read More

Flatbed rates see off-season surge

Flatbed rates have seen an uptick, even as van and reefer rates have started to dip seasonally. So what’s up with flatbed?  Read More

'Don't step over dollars for nickels'

During the last major slowdown in the spot market, back at the beginning of 2016, getting a load was challenging. Read More

Thanksgiving rush results in record-high reefer volumes

Refrigerated freight volumes hit a new weekly record, surpassing even 2017's record-setting volumes… Read More

20 benefits of yoga for truckers

While out on the road, a truck driver’s movement can be limited and stress can be high. Read More


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