Trucking Industry Trends

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

Future of Trucking Looks Gloomy, to Financial Reporters

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What Are the Top Issues Facing the Trucking Industry Today?

The American Transportation Research Institute recently posted its yearly survey of the most critical issues facing the… Read More

"Detention is Killing Us" Say Carriers

Detention is killing us. Read More

63% of Drivers Are Detained More Than 3 Hours per Stop

<p>Most drivers spend 3 to 4 hours waiting to get loaded or unloaded. Read More

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships on Sunday… Read More

Brexit's Mixed Impact on the U.S. Freight Economy

<p>In a referendum on Thursday, the British people voted to leave the European Union. Read More

Planning Your Week? Try These 5 Cities for Freight

Looking for a load? There are more hot markets to choose from this week than there had been in the past month or so. Read More

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

Consumers are spending more on food in restaurants and less in grocery stores. Read More

Driver Detention Issue Still Rankles

It’s been a few years since I sat in the dispatch chair or listened to a driver expound about delivery delays. Read More