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Spot rates sputter, but with some exceptions

Even as the summer slump continues, July is still on pace to beat May volumes… Read More

Western produce stabilizes reefer rates

Last week halted the slide in reefer rates that we've been seeing since the Fourth of July. Read More

Flatbed prices step down from early July peak

Spot market flatbed rates normally peak in Q2, but this year they hit their high mark in early July. Read More

Backhaul vs deadhead: What’s the tipping point?

When you can’t find a high-paying load, would you accept a low rate to avoid driving empty? Read More

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – excess equipment capacity and not enough freight… Read More

How to negotiate the best truckload rates

Worried that you aren't getting the best price when negotiating a rate on a load? Read More

10 things to know about the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax season is upon us. Below are answers to 10 of the most common questions we get about the HVUT. Read More

Van rates reach their summertime slump

The summer slowdown has arrived for spot market truckload freight. Read More

Reefer rates and volumes stay cool in summer heat

Reefer rates and volumes continued their summer slide. Read More

Volumes are up in 2019, but not rates. Here's why.

Although rates have dropped considerably from record levels in 2018… Read More

5 reasons to attend the DAT user conference

DATCON19 is an exclusive event created for DAT's broker customers. Read More

Broker Bond: Special rate for DAT customers

The majority of freight brokers have bonds that are up for renewal on October 1. Read More

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