Trucking Industry Trends

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

Capacity Imbalance Persists in April: DAT Freight Barometers

Capacity constraints for vans loosened seasonally in April, but there are still many more loads than trucks available in… Read More

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan… Read More

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job… Read More

AUDIO: How Intermodal and ELDs Are Affecting Rates

DAT Industry Pricing Analyst Market Montague spoke with OOIDA's Terry Scruton this week on Land Line Now. Read More

ELDs Add to Pressure on Driver Pay and Truckload Costs

Shippers are already paying more, sometimes a lot more, to move freight, and driver compensation will soon follow that… Read More

DAT on 'Land Line Now' Radio: ELDs Affect Seasonal Slowdown

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DAT on 'Land Line Now' Radio: Freight, Rates Dip Slightly

What's up with rates in January? Listen to the DAT weekly rate trend discussion with Terry Scruton of OOIDA. This week,… Read More

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

Four factors added up to create extraordinary pressure on spot market truck capacity… Read More

Top 10 Markets for Load Posts in 2017

When we declared that the freight recession was over back in January of 2017… Read More

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

Winter is on the way, and the coming season’s weather pattern represents a big question mark for transportation and… Read More