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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

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

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The… Read More

Pros and cons: Brokered vs. direct shipper freight

The kind of freight you choose to haul, whether it's through a broker or direct from a shipper, is an individual decision… Read More

Good news for reefers: California has plenty of water

California experienced a 3-year period of exceptional drought in 2014-2016, but this year the state has plenty of… Read More

Spot market demand heats up out West

The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to… Read More

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week. Rates fell in most of the top 100 van… Read More

Driver shortage or truck surplus?

You’ve likely heard reports that… Read More

3 new tax rules could save you thousands

How big will your tax refund be this year? Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — which applies to the 2018 tax year —… Read More

Carriers score record-high profits and record-low bankruptcies in 2018

The annual reports have all rolled in from publicly traded transportation companies, and it's obvious that 2018 was a… Read More

Spot van rates poised for a rebound

We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule. There's… Read More

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