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How is COVID-19 affecting capacity and freight rates?

COVID-19 has become one of the most disruptive events to hit supply chains in our lifetime, and the DAT Analytics team is publishing regular reports to track its impact on freight markets. See what's new this week.


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Slow season slog continues for truckload freight

Freight rates remain in their typical seasonal slump. Read More

Will coronavirus affect your supply chain?

Coronavirus is getting a lot of attention, but it didn't have much impact on domestic freight in the U.S. at first. Read More

Have dry van freight rates hit bottom already?

Depending on where you find your next load, the glass may be half empty or half full. Read More

Winter doldrums put drag on truckload rates

February can be a tough month for transportation companies. Read More

Predictive Pricing: Cutting Through the Noise

Forecasting is an inexact science, and the most successful forecasting models aren’t always the most complex. Read More

Flatbed rates see off-season surge

Flatbed rates have seen an uptick, even as van and reefer rates have started to dip seasonally. So what’s up with flatbed?  Read More

Top 10 markets for truckload spot freight in 2019

The spot market continued to grow in 2019, even when compared to a banner year like 2018. Read More

Knight-Swift and DAT announce pilot program for predictive rate forecasting

DAT Solutions announced that it is supplying Knight-Swift Transportation, North America’s largest truckload fleet… Read More

New California owner-operator law on hold for now

One day before California's AB5 law was to take effect… Read More

What carriers need to do for the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Whether you're an employer, an owner-operator, or a company driver… Read More

Van rates stay aloft as truckers support Santa's efforts

Dry van rates remain elevated as carriers continue to haul holiday freight through mid-December… Read More

Reefer rates hit 6-month high

If you were expecting Thanksgiving to be the end of the season for reefers, think again. Rates are still rising. Read More

Van rates jump as holiday rush begins

Van rates hit their highest level since January, as the national average jumped to $1.94 per mile. Read More

Christmas tree shortage? Blame it on the recession...of 2008

Christmas trees are in short supply all over the country. Read More

2020 Freight Focus: Set your sights on next year's truckload markets

What can we expect in 2020? With all the uncertainty swirling around the year ahead, it can be tough to find your footing. Read More

Reefer demand strong before and after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and the close-of-month coincided last week, adding urgency and giving reefer rates a boost. Read More


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