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Top 10 markets for truckload freight in first half of 2019

Spot market activity has still been elevated this year, despite lower prices compared to last year. Read More

Want to grow your brokerage? Dare to differ

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Reefer activity shifts northward

Reefer demand trailed off in California and Texas last week… Read More

Demand dips for dry van, and prices follow

So far in August, shippers have shown a lack of urgency, marking the weakest point for van rates in the second half of 2019. Read More

Reefer rates remain in flux

California and Texas remain in flux with overall volumes roughly the same the last several weeks. Read More

Van rates mostly stable in a mixed week

Truckload demand got a boost at the end of July, but that urgency slowed by the start of August. Read More

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

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

TIA offers courses for new freight brokers

Here's the quickest and easiest way to get new employees up to speed on the ins and outs of the transportation industry. Read More

Van rates fall after 4th of July

It's typical for rates to fall after the Fourth of July, and this year was no different. Read More


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