Trucking Industry Trends

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… 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

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