Trucking Industry Trends

DAT Freight Barometers: Expect contract rates to rise

In all three modes, the DAT® Trucking Freight Barometers are continuing to demonstrate three basic… Read More

Best and worst states for outbound freight

If you’re looking for loads on the spot market, you’d do well to get yourself to Texas. For the first half of 2018,… Read More

Expect truckload market volatility to continue through the fall

To say that the first half of 2018 was "a period of both extreme volatility and unprecedented imbalance between capacity… Read More

GDP growth is no surprise if you watch trucking trends

I woke up this morning to a news alert on my phone: U.S. GDP grew at 4.1% in the second quarter. I was not… Read More

Demand still exceeds capacity for all trailer types: DAT Barometers

After repeated periods of record… Read More

Top 10 Markets for Flatbed Loads in First Half of 2018

Flatbed markets have been scorching in 2018. And just like with dry van and reefer freight, flatbed rates have been… Read More

Top 10 Markets for Reefer Loads in First Half of 2018

As noted in our rundown of the… Read More

Top 10 markets for van loads in the first half of 2018

It's been an unprecedented year on the spot market so far. In 2018, we've seen record volumes and record prices, with the… Read More

Trade War? "Watch Transport Stocks" Says Broughton

Will the recent tariffs lead to a full-blown trade war? Not so fast, says Donald Broughton, managing partner at Broughton… Read More

Pressure Rises on Truck Load Freight in May: DAT Freight Barometers

Demand continues to escalate for trucks equipped with dry van trailers, and capacity is still constrained, as we head… Read More

Intermodal Appeal Grows as Truckload Capacity Tightens

Will the ELD mandate spur an increase in market share for rail intermodal? Some believe the mandate is a watershed event… Read More

How High Will Truckload Rates Go?

Industry analysts seem to agree that spot and contract rates will keep rising due to the stronger economy and the ELD… Read More