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Journal of Commerce: US shippers guarantee volume to secure truck capacity

Aug 18, 2018

New York Times: The Trouble With Trucking

Aug 11, 2018

Desiree Wood, who is a one-woman trucking company, uses an app that shows drivers where the pay is best in the United States.

DC Velocity: Broker survey shows record load volumes in second quarter as net operating profits jump

Aug 10, 2018

U.S. freight brokers experienced a solid second quarter as load volumes surged to record highs and net operating profit jumped, according to a survey published today of 100 decent-sized brokers by spot market load board operator DAT Solutions, LLC.

Wall Street Journal: Trucking’s Tight Capacity Squeezes U.S. Businesses

Aug 09, 2018

More companies are pointing to rising freight costs as a drag on earnings and growth, as trucking companies raise rates at a historic pace and one says finding trucks is getting ‘ugly’.

A shortage of lorry drivers is getting worse

Aug 09, 2018

In 1970s films like “Duel” and “Smokey and the Bandit”, truckers are outlaws. If that was ever close to the truth, it is now a highway’s length from it.

Business Insider: Truck drivers' salaries are experiencing an 'unprecedented' jump, but it's not eno...

Jul 29, 2018

Other industries, particularly construction and energy, are attracting the sort of blue-collar workers who would normally go into truck driving, according to Mark Montague, senior industry pricing analyst at DAT Solutions. Those jobs have better pay ...

Transport Topics: Tonnage Rises 7.8% in June, Up 8% in First Half of 2018

Jul 24, 2018

Spot rates rose in June due to the need for trucks but the first half of July was equally strong, said Peggy Dorf, market analyst at load board operator DAT Solutions.

Wall Street Journal: Truckers Looking to Haul in More Profits

Jul 22, 2018

June marked the 16th straight month in which prices increased on an annual basis on trucking’s spot market, where shippers book last-minute transportation. That is the longest sustained period of pricing power for truckers since the industry was dere...

Transport Topics: Spot Truckload Rates Continue to Soar Amid Record Demand

Jul 17, 2018

Capacity shortfalls combined with increased demand for truckload shipments are continuing to boost spot rates to record levels, according to DAT Solutions, which also said in what is an atypical trend, spot rates now are exceeding long-term contract ...

Logistics Management: DAT Reports Stellar Spot Market Activity in June

Jul 12, 2018

Recent spot market data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT reinforces the current strength of the trucking sector, with June having the highest spot market rates on record.

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