Trucking Industry Trends

2018: Year of the ELD

ELDs ruled everything around us in 2018. The topic dominated our list of… Read More

Top 10 markets for freight in 2018

<p>What do you get when you combine an economy that's growing like gangbusters and a truck shortage? Read More

10 most-read stories of 2018

What stories got the most attention in 2018? ELDs and driver detention were the most popular topics, followed by business… Read More

Today's market conditions are not "unprecedented"

Investment analysts debate on TV about the timing of the next recession. The Dow is on a roller coaster ride, and the… Read More

Freight economy continues to grow, despite market volatility

Recent weeks have seen a high level of volatility and a sense of growing uncertainty in both the U.S. and global… Read More

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to… Read More

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

It’s snowing at the wrong time… Read More

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses… Read More

Truckload spot and contract rates tell different stories

There are really two truckload rate stories this year. For one, spot market rates have declined sharply this fall. In the… Read More

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a… Read More

DAT Freight Barometers: Contract rates will rise more slowly in 2019

Capacity is becoming more available, as small fleets have mostly adjusted to electronic logging device (ELD) and strict… Read More

The high cost of free shipping

Prioritizing delivery time over efficiency adds to transportation and logistics costs… Read More