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DAT Freight & Analytics 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.

6 transportation trends to watch in 2021
6 transportation trends to watch in 2021

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.

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Dry van demand got mid-winter boost
Dry van demand got mid-winter boost

The U.S. Bank National Shipment and Spend Indexes both posted gains during the final quarter of 2020, which is a reflection of strong demand in the e-commerce, retail and single-family home construction.

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New data shows more signs of softening truckload markets
New data shows more signs of softening truckload markets

The freight market in the past year has been marked by exceptionally tight capacity caused by imbalanced carrier networks, which pushed an historically high number of shipments over to the spot market. That placed a great deal of pressure on contract rates, but there are signs that the pressure is releasing.

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