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Supply Chain Dive: After 'Big Bang' in 2018, trucking market corrects

Jan 29, 2019

The capacity crunch that dominated the trucking market in 2018 is nearing its end as shippers and carriers alike are adjusting their operations to experience a more stable 2019, DAT Solutions projected in its 2019 Spot Freight Roadmap. Drug Testing, Hours-of-Service Reform Key Trucking Issues in 2019

Jan 28, 2019

Regulation remains a key concern of the trucking industry, including Federal and state rules governing driver hours and pay, according to DAT Solutions, a Portland, Ore.-based company that matches freight with carriers.

Wall Street Journal: Truckers See Momentum Slowing Heading Into 2019

Jan 21, 2019

Trucking companies face an uphill climb in 2019 as last year's freight boom begins to soften. Trucking rates fell on the spot market in December for the first time in several years, said DAT Solutions, an online freight marketplace.

Heavy Lift: One year on, what has been the impact of the ELD mandate?

Jan 03, 2019

Research from DAT Solutions has suggested that the number of active carriers in the US commercial motor vehicle sector has grown at a faster rate following the implementation of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Freight Growth to Slow in New Year After Smashing Records in 2018

Jan 02, 2019

Anticipating rates would keep rising, many shippers locked in freight contracts months ago to avoid unpredictable prices for last-minute trucking. The result is likely to be a smaller gap between contract and spot prices in the new year, according to...

Business Insider: Truck driver shortage has changed how Walmart hires

Dec 28, 2018

The low rate of unemployment meant other industries, particularly construction and energy, have attracted the sort of blue-collar workers who would normally go into truck driving, according to Mark Montague, senior industry pricing analyst at DAT Sol...

Freight Waves: DAT voted one of the top 25 most innovative companies in freight

Dec 18, 2018

Freight.Tech 25 recognizes the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight. Nominations were sought, and a panel chosen by FreightWaves narrowed down the list of more than 500 nominations. The panel included industry executives, academics and...

Food Logistics: Weaker Spot Market Indicates ‘Muted’ Holiday Freight Peak

Dec 12, 2018

The national average spot van rate increased 6 cents to $2.14/mile during the week ending Dec. 8 although demand for trucks was weaker on high-traffic lanes for retail and e-commerce freight, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load...

Freight Waves: DAT celebrates 40 years of innovation

Dec 12, 2018

Brokers seeking truck drivers used to post index cards describing available loads on bulletin boards at truck stops around the country. It was a messy and inefficient system, but in 1978, a company called Dial-a-Truck, or DAT, thought there must be a...

Wall Street Journal: Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit the Brakes in November

Dec 05, 2018

Demand declined at a double-digit percentage pace in November from a year ago for van, flatbed and refrigerated trucks, according to online freight marketplace DAT Solutions LLC.

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