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Wall Street Journal: Truck Orders Pull Back From Record Highs

Oct 03, 2018

Shipments on trucking spot markets declined 12% from August to September, according to DAT Solutions Inc., which matches available trucks and loads.

Transport Topics: Tonnage Slips 1.8% in August

Sep 20, 2018

Load board operator DAT Solutions reported its Sept. 15 total spot rate is $2.15 per mile for average van rates nationally, down from June’s all-time high of $2.31 a mile. At the end of September 2017, the rate was $1.97 a mile.

Journal of Commerce: Contract US truck rate growth to slow, but still climb, in 2019

Sep 18, 2018

"There is enough pressure from the economy to continue to push rates higher but at a more moderate pace going forward," said DAT industry analyst Mark Montague.

NPR: Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

Sep 13, 2018

Trucks are rushing into the region to restock store shelves, but Peggy Dorf, a freight and logistics market analyst for DAT Solutions, says they won't be for much longer. "As soon as a storm is about to hit, all traffic stops in and out of the area u...

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

Aug 18, 2018

"Anecdotally we've heard from at least two sources that pricing is in such flux that it doesn't make sense to sit down and negotiate a one-year agreement, so they're going to shorter agreements right now," said Mark Montague, industry pricing analyst...

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 ...

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