Trucking Industry Trends

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

Will carriers cash in on the holidays?

(UPDATED NOV 20, 2018) Fall has been relatively quiet for freight, but all signs show that retail… Read More

How did that Christmas tree get here?

More than 25 million Christmas trees will be sold this year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. But… Read More

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. That is the second-highest… Read More

Expect rates to rise as Hurricane Florence relief begins

While the winds of Hurricane Florence have subsided, the effects of the hurricane will be felt for weeks and months to… Read More

What happened to all the Texas freight?

In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the… Read More

Lack of pipeline capacity slowing freight in West Texas

Pipeline capacity issues in West Texas have had a carryover impact into the freight marketplace. We have seen a slowing… Read More