Trucking Industry Trends

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

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas and the Gulf Coast tonight or tomorrow morning, and it may remain in… Read More

ELD Impact Could Be Greatest on 450- to 600-Mile Lanes

Many industry experts predict that ELDs will have a 3% to 5% impact on carrier productivity overall… Read More

DAT Barometers Help Predict Rate Trends

An independent financial research firm has developed a set of freight barometers based on data from DAT. Read More

4 Markets Driving Skyrocketing Flatbed Demand

While the average load-to-truck ratio in April was 3.5 for vans and 6.6 for reefers, the flatbed load-to-truck ratio was 43. Read More