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How is COVID-19 affecting capacity and freight rates?

COVID-19 has become one of the most disruptive events to hit supply chains in our lifetime, and the DAT Analytics team is publishing regular reports to track its impact on freight markets. See what's new this week.


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Van rates rise again, but trends could reverse soon

Van rates may fall as fast as they rose… Read More

How is COVID-19 affecting capacity and freight rates?

COVID-19 has become one of the most disruptive events to hit supply chains in our lifetime… Read More

COVID-19 response disrupts freight flows and boosts rates

The word "disruption" seems too gentle to describe the impact of COVID-19 on truck freight. Read More

HOS regs waived for COVID-19 relief efforts

Hours of Service are being waived under some circumstances… Read More

Spot market reefer freight refills stores

As more and more cities and states institute measures in response to the COVID-19 threat… Read More

COVID-19 uncertainty spurs truckload rate increases

COVID-19 is causing the mother of all supply chain disruptions. Read More

A message from the CEO of DAT regarding COVID-19

We don't anticipate any changes in your service, though you may experience longer wait times on the phone. Read More

DAT has something special planned for the TIA conference

Be one of the first to try out DAT's advanced data analytics and forecasting tools: Ratecast, Market Conditions Index… Read More

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Flatbed rates edge up on steady demand

Rates haven’t been all that high for flatbeds, but the national average has held in a pretty stable in a range of $2. Read More

Dry van demand rises as stores restock empty shelves

At some point, U.S. consumers may stay away from stores and other public places due to coronavirus fears… Read More

Spot rates stall for van freight in uncertain market conditions

Van carriers may be glad to see February recede in the rearview, as rates and volume slid lower in a typical winter slump. Read More

Rail intermodal faces an uphill battle in 2020

With the U.S. economy still doing well, why be glum about rail intermodal? There are four reasons for concern in 2020. Read More

DAT adds automated 'Book Now' options to load board

DAT's Book Now feature, currently being refined in a pilot program… Read More

Truckload rates get ready for a rebound

Truckload rates are starting to show signs of life as we near the end of February. Read More

Just another typical February -- or was it?

Freight rates are weak right now, as everyone in the industry is painfully aware. Read More

Slow season slog continues for truckload freight

Freight rates remain in their typical seasonal slump. Read More


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