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Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond… Read More

Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area… Read More

Van demand falls as Hurricane Dorian fades

After rising before and during Hurricane Dorian's arrival, van load-to-truck ratios took a step down last week. Read More

Flatbed shipments spike following Hurricane Dorian

Flatbed freight has lagged for much of the year, but demand spiked on the top flatbed lanes last week. Read More

Video: "When I grow up, I wanna work in trucking"

DAT dedicates this video to all the drivers who endure time away from home, dead-head miles, waiting at loading docks… Read More

Harvests and hurricane combine to boost reefer rates

Apple harvests and the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on the East Coast rearranged supply chains, tightened capacity… Read More

Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds.  Read More

Finally some good news for reefer carriers

The negative news we’ve been reporting for reefer produce turned around last week… Read More

How hurricanes affect freight

Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains… Read More

Truckload markets spring into action ahead of Hurricane Dorian

There was already urgency built into last week due to the upcoming 3-day Labor Day weekend… Read More

Truckload markets brace for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall during the Labor Day weekend… Read More

Reefer rates still stuck in a rut

This summer, reefer markets have felt the woes of reduced harvests due to harsh weather. Read More

Reefer markets still await late-summer harvests

Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far… Read More

Van rates still waiting for a rebound

Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Read More

Revenues retreat for freight brokers in Q2 compared to 2018

During the second quarter of 2019, freight brokers enjoyed their highest margins in two years. Read More

FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes? Read More


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