Trucking Industry Trends

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

Spot Market Growth Shows No Sign of Slowing

DAT Industry Pricing Analyst Mark Montague says that the spot market has seen strong growth during the past few months and… Read More

Driver Pay Needs an Overhaul

When dispatching company drivers, a trucking operations person has to weigh multiple considerations. Foremost is serving… Read More

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

The rapid growth of e-commerce has led major online retailers to re-design their supply chain models, according to Mark… Read More

Want to haul FEMA loads? It's complicated

How to find FEMA loads and what to expect when hauling emergency freight. Read More

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

Hurricane Irma's impact on freight appears to be following patterns that are more typical of a big weather event… Read More

Plastics and Cotton

Some refineries are still closed, as are many factories that make basic petrochemicals, including ethylene and propylene,… Read More

Expect Hurricane Harvey to Have a Long-Term Impact on Trucking

Hurricane Harvey is going to have a big impact on freight transportation and logistics in the weeks and months to come. Read More

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas and the Gulf Coast tonight or tomorrow morning… Read More