While tools such as a TMS, load board, ELD and back-office systems are not new to the trucking industry, TMS solutions have not typically been available for small carriers who often don’t have access to the same technologies enjoyed by large carriers. A new partnership between DAT and Axele aims to correct that.
Coronavirus is getting a lot of attention, but it didn't have much impact on domestic freight in the U.S. at first. If the slowdown in Chinese exports continues beyond the end of February, however, the effects could ripple through worldwide supply chains and reduce demand for freight transportation here.
Van rates slipped below December levels after an unexpected surge in the first half of January. The national average rate dropped another penny to $1.93 per mile for vans last week, which is one cent below the December average but higher than any other month since December 2018.
The national average van rate hit $1.98 for dry vans last week. That's 4¢ per mile above the December average and higher than any monthly rate since 2018. Freight volume rose on half of the top 100 van lanes, compared to the previous week. Volumes were much lower than in the run-up to Christmas, however.
If you have a smartphone with a camera, you essentially have a mobile document scanner—one you can use to scan and submit invoices and other paperwork to companies you work with, including Advance Business Capital, the preferred freight factoring company of DAT. Whether you use a document scanning app on an Android, iPhone, or a Windows Mobile device ...