Trucking Industry Trends

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

How Natural Gas and Plastics Impact the Truckload Spot Market

Liquefied natural gas production has been on the rise in the United States for the past decade… Read More

Freight Volumes Are Up, So What About Profits?

I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the market conditions for trucking in Q1. Read More

How Does Atlanta's I-85 Bridge Collapse Affect Truckloads?

The collapse of a section of a bridge section on I-85 just north of Atlanta was startling for two reasons… Read More

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

At the beginning of the year, Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. Read More

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

<p>California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. Read More

5 Threats to Capacity in 2017

Overall, 2016 was a year of relatively loose capacity. Read More

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

The freight recession is over. Read More

What's the Top Issue Facing the Trucking Industry in 2017?

<p>img src=/site/assets/media/blog/2016/12/00013235.JPGRegulations, rates, HOS, parking -… Read More

2016's Top 10 Blog Posts, from DAT Freight Talk

For all of you DAT blog readers, here is a list of this years Top 10 blog posts on the DAT Freight Talk blog… Read More

Data Visualization from DAT: It's Not a Snapshot. It's a Mosaic.

I've spent a lot of time recently making PowerPoint slides for two panel presentations that were given by my colleagues… Read More

August Reefers Trade Melons for Onions

I watch load board trends and truckload rates for a living. That's what I do. I'm not on the road myself, and I don't… Read More