Posted: 20 Aug, 2018 by Donald Broughton

In all three modes, the DAT® Trucking Freight Barometers are continuing to demonstrate three basic trends: Demand that exceeds capacity by a wide enough margin to drive spot and contract prices higher Seasonally weaker demand, as is normal during July and August. There is less freight to be...

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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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Posted: 18 Jul, 2018 by Donald Broughton

After repeated periods of record growth from January through June, the weekly DAT Dry Van and Reefer Barometers have pulled back slightly, and appear to be entering a more stabilizing trend. Meanwhile the weekly DAT Flatbed Barometer has begun to pull back slightly in the past two weeks, after sett...

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Posted: 06 Jul, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

As noted in our rundown of the top 10 markets for van load posts this year, 2018 has been a year of records on the spot market. This past June saw the highest national reefer rate ever recorded in DAT Trendlines, our weekly report on national spot market pricing and capacity trends. The high demand ...

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Posted: 06 Jul, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Flatbed markets have been scorching in 2018. And just like with dry van and reefer freight, flatbed rates have been setting records this year.  Every week in DAT Trendlines, we report on the national load-to-truck ratios for each equipment. It's a simple enough calculation: Just take the number...

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Posted: 06 Jul, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

It's been an unprecedented year on the spot market so far. In 2018, we've seen record volumes and record prices, with the national average rates for each trailer type setting all-time highs in June.  Red-hot demand and tight truck load capacity has led to a super-charged spot market. The DAT lo...

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