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Trucking scams: How brokers and carriers can protect themselves

Working with a broker or carrier for the first time can lead to a successful and profitable relationship that will last… Read More

Storms put damper on spot rates

Despite an increase in freight volumes, national average rates slipped again last week for vans and reefers. Even the… Read More

DAT's updated credit scoring gives new brokers a boost

You’ve lined up shipper customers and jumped through all the legal hurdles to start your very own freight brokerage.… Read More

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways. Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so… Read More

5 best bets for running reefers

As we begin the second quarter of the year, I've noticed that freight volumes have picked up in the van and flatbed… Read More

Flatbed freight finds its footing

While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both… Read More

Reefers still waiting for spring

It’s still early in the spring, but the refrigerated truckload sector is not picking up any momentum yet. I wouldn’t… Read More

Higher van volumes fail to boost rates

The end of Q1 was relatively quiet on the truckload spot market. Van freight volumes did increase more than 6% in the… Read More

Spring surge delayed again

It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for a spring surge. The spot market appeared heading for a rebound early… Read More

New ELD deadline: Will it trigger a capacity crisis?

Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in December… Read More

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot… Read More

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced… Read More

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