Freight Rates

Volumes are up in 2019, but not rates. Here's why.

Although rates have dropped considerably from record levels in 2018… Read More

Contract rates are up compared to 2018, but for how long?

This year's truckload spot market rates have fallen well short of the heights set in 2018… Read More

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. But the storm passed in… Read More

Canadian cargo boosts Buffalo

If you're covering a load from Buffalo, NY, there's a good chance it actually originated in Canada. The city is on the… Read More

Hurricane Florence path includes 4 port cities

Although the coastal towns in the path of Hurricane Florence are generally at the receiving end of the distribution… Read More

Forecast: When will contract rates flatten?

Shippers are asking, “How much longer will this challenging freight environment last?” The standard answer sounds… Read More

AUDIO: What Can We Expect for Rates in June?

DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague appeared on Land Line Now/a to discuss the latest spot market trends. Read More

How the Fuel Surcharge Affects Truckload Freight Rates

Even though it's rarely even mentioned in a broker's rate confirmation, the fuel surcharge has a big impact on truckload… Read More

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

While van and reefer prices have moderated in March and April after peaking in early January, flatbed prices and demand… Read More

AUDIO: Mixed Signals on the Spot Market

DAT Market Analyst Peggy Dorf sat with Terry Scruton of to talk about current freight trends and the mixed signals from the… Read More

AUDIO: Q2 Opens With Big Jump in Spot Rates

Our own Peggy Dorf sat down with Terry Scruton of Landline Now… Read More

Rates Rise Higher to Start April

At a meeting yesterday, my colleagues were asking where rates are headed in early April. This isn’t an easy thing to… Read More