Spot rates still surging in August
Spot rates still surging in August

While there’s evidence emerging that truckload volumes may be stabilizing, the direction of spot rates remains uncertain, with upward pressure on prices as carriers continue to reject surge volume from shippers on their contracted lanes.

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3 ways to avoid cargo scams
3 ways to avoid cargo scams

The trucking industry is the engine that keeps the American economy moving. Unfortunately, that also makes transportation companies occasional targets for scammers that are looking to steal from a $700 billion industry. Luckily, there are measures that motor carriers, freight brokers and 3PLs can take to protect themselves

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Retail shipments boost van rates
Retail shipments boost van rates

Spot market demand for dry van truckload shipments picked up steam again last week, with retail freight leading to tighter capacity and higher rates as we head into the Fourth of July.

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Van rates show signs of plateauing
Van rates show signs of plateauing

By and large, spring was not kind to carriers, so the higher rates we’ve been seeing in recent weeks are a welcome sign for trucking companies. If nothing else, this typical seasonal trend provides at least some piece of normality in what have otherwise been turbulent times for truckers.

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VIDEO: DAT iQ Market Update shows freight markets rebounding
VIDEO: DAT iQ Market Update shows freight markets rebounding

This week, DAT Chief of Analytics Ken Adamo speaks with Chris Caplice; Chief Scientist at Chainalytics, Executive Director of Center for Transportation and Logistics, and Senior Research Scientist at MIT. Chris will be transitioning to DAT as part of the recent FMIC acquisition. Watch Ken and Chris discuss further in this interview.

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Spot rates gain momentum heading into June
Spot rates gain momentum heading into June

Truckload markets have been on the rebound for the past three weeks, but the pace of recovery sped up last week. The combination of the shorter work week and the end of the month made truck capacity harder to find, which meant freight brokers and shippers paid more for truckload shipments.

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