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How to make National Truck Driver Appreciation Week an event that lasts all year

At this time last year we were finalizing our agenda for DATCON 2019, our user conference for brokers and 3PLs. Read More

Divided consumer spending habits drive freight imbalances

In a lot of ways… Read More

Motor carriers are using lessons learned from 2018

While spot rates continue to spike, many motor carriers are making business decisions based on what they learned from… Read More

Freight markets still searching for stability

As we reach the five-month mark of the pandemic, the freight market has yet to reach any semblance of equilibrium… Read More

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf… Read More

Have truckload rates reached their peak?

With freight markets already upended by COVID-19, supply chains are in a precarious position heading into hurricane season. Read More

What an extra-active hurricane season could mean for freight

This season is proving to be very different, with COVID-19 adding another layer of complexity to supply chains. Read More

Spot rates still surging in August

While there’s evidence emerging that truckload volumes may be stabilizing, the direction of spot rates remains uncertain… Read More

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Next stimulus bill will shape the freight recovery

All eyes are on Congress this week - the outcome will have a significant impact on consumer confidence and retail… Read More

3 ways to avoid cargo scams

The trucking industry is the engine that keeps the American economy moving. Read More

COVID-19 disrupts normal seasonal trends on spot market

The coronavirus continues to drive the direction of the freight economy… Read More

Spot rates still rising, but so are inventory levels

Several key factors cloud the current freight outlook: Read More

Recent outbreaks create uneven freight recovery

The third week of July is normally the busiest for summer vacationers, and seasonal retailers rely on them. Read More

New COVID-19 outbreaks add volatility to truckload markets

June provided some much-needed recovery for truckload markets… Read More

DAT iQ Market Update: What will post-holiday freight look like?

Last week saw a huge surge in demand and prices on the spot market… Read More

DAT iQ Market Update: Big surprises in van rates

As we find ourselves searching for some sort of “new normal,”… Read More


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