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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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Van rates rise during shortened work week

Thanksgiving week was short but intense. Read More

Thanksgiving rush results in record-high reefer volumes

Refrigerated freight volumes hit a new weekly record, surpassing even 2017's record-setting volumes… Read More

Pre-holiday rush pushes van rates higher

Holiday freight continues to move, and van rates have risen in three of the past four weeks. Read More

Where your Thanksgiving meal came from

Every item on your Thanksgiving plate probably traveled on a truck from the farm to the store… Read More

5 coming regulations that threaten trucking

There are a number of new regulations coming soon that have the potential to hit the trucking industry hard. Read More

Reefer demand spikes ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and there's an urgency to get fresh and frozen goods to supermarkets before… Read More

Van volumes rise as Black Friday approaches

Sufficient capacity has kept rates in check so far this fall. Read More

Reefer rates move higher in November

We're in that transitional season between the end of fall harvests and the beginning of the holiday rush. Read More

Load volumes finally push rates up

Load volumes have been rising since mid-October, but rates have not responded until now. Read More

Prepare now for new overtime rules

New overtime rules that take effect Jan. 1, 2020 increase the salary threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime. Read More

Atlantic ports drive demand for flatbeds

Flatbed rates and load-to-truck ratios trended down in October compared to September… Read More

Retail freight helps boost van rates

On the top 100 van lanes last week, more lanes had rising rates than falling. Read More

Flatbed activity slows in October

Even though many flatbed markets are down compared to last month… Read More

Van volumes keep rising. When will rates?

Last week load counts in the top 100 van lanes were nearly the highest ever recorded. Rates, however, continue to slip. Read More

Reefer volumes hit seasonal high

Imported produce caused reefer loads to surge from the Nogales, AZ and McAllen, TX markets. Read More

3 markets could signal changes to come for van freight

Three of the most important van markets — Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles — had higher load counts… Read More


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