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Transport Topics: Economy Is Improving, but Challenges Remain, Economists Say

The U.S. economy is poised for a strong recovery in the third quarter, provided the number of people being given the COVID-19 vaccine significantly improves and Congress and the White House reach a COVID relief package.

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Wall Street Journal: Trucking Failures Surged Last Year Under Pandemic

Smaller truckers faltered as business tailed off in early days of lockdown while larger, well-capitalized operators powered through

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Supply Chain Management Review: DAT’s Adamo provides insight into current truckload spot market data

While the truckload spot market finished 2020 from a position of strength, in that it hit various highs, DAT Freight and Analytics recently pointed out that spot rates have subsequently fallen 10% since the end of the year and are pegged to head down another 8%-to-10% in the coming weeks.

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Logistics Management: DAT’s Adamo provides insight into current truckload spot market data

While the truckload spot market finished 2020 from a position of strength, in that it hit various highs, DAT Freight and Analytics recently pointed out that spot rates have subsequently fallen 10% since the end of the year and are pegged to head down another 8%-to-10% in the coming weeks.

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DAT featured on KATU news talking about COVID-19 vaccination distribution challenges

Jeff Hopper from DAT provides supply chain expert commentary on the COVID-19 vaccine's 'last mile' in the distribution process, in what could be the largest product rollout of the history of the world.

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Cargo Business News: Trucking Trends: Questions about truckload rates? I have a few

A recurring theme in this pandemic-driven freight market has been tight capacity, which has fueled a seven-month rally in spot truckload rates and pushed contract rates higher at the same time.

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Food Shippers of America: What Happens When the Freight Market is Disrupted by a Pandemic?

Experts say the pandemic prompted changes in consumer behaviors that affected shipping in major and intricate ways. As an example, Adamo points to the changing consumption of nonalcoholic drinks such as soda and iced tea.

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Minnesota Public Radio Marketplace: A freight time to be in shipping

According to shipping broker DAT Freight & Analytics, in November, there were 4 1/2 truck loads needing to be shipped for every truck out there. That’s double what it was last year.

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Transport Dive: Spot rates lure small carriers to the market

From July through the end of November, almost 31,000 trucking firms registered or obtained motor-carrier authority with the FMCSA — more than in all of 2015.

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Fleet News Daily: DAT Truckload Volume Index: November Spot Market Rates Continue Rewriting Records

Spot market rates for van and refrigerated (“reefer”) freight again rose to all-time highs in November

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