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Alternatives Available for Fuel Price Info as Weekly DOE Report is Suspended

While trucking continues rolling during the partial shutdown of the federal government, an often used weekly roundup of fuel prices from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration has been sidelined due to a lack of funding, but t

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DAT Introduces Real-time Rate Tools

DAT is now offering RateView, a tool for seeing real-time rates so carriers can identify the highest-paying route options. RateView allows carriers to see market rates paid by shippers as well as current spot market rates on all lanes in the U.S. and

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Ready for New HOS Enforcement on July 1st?

Draw a big, red circle around July 1 on your calendar. That's the date when the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration will officially begin enforcing the new hours of service regulations for all commercial motor vehicles that are involved in i

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DAT Load Boards Add 25 Percent More Equipment Types

DAT, a business unit of TransCore, announced that 25 percent more equipment types are available on its DAT 3sixty and TruckersEdge load boards to help flatbed and other specialty load providers — freight brokers, 3PLs and shippers — move freight

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Aligning Transportation Budgets with Market Conditions

Many shippers could save money by taking advantage of the substantial spot market for transportation. Watch this video to see how the spot market often consists of backhaul equipment that would otherwise move empty.

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Spot Freight Index Shows Unusual Strength in January

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012.

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DAT: Spot truckload rates mixed

According to data drawn from its DAT Trendlines and the DAT Network of load boards, TransCore DAT has found that spot-market capacity in the truckload market increased 17% in September, compared to the same month a year ago.

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Spot Market Soft in September

September was a softer month for the spot market, according to Transcore's DAT North American Freight Index.Transcore attributed the seasonal decline in overall freight volume to a reduction in flatbed and reefer freight availability. Both equipment

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TransCore DAT Load Boards, Truckload Rate Index integrate PC*MILER system

TransCore’s DAT Load Boards, Truckload Rate Index, and other services now incorporate PC*MILER by ALK Technologies as the primary mileage, routing, and mapping system. “As the industry leader for trucking load boards and rate benchmarking tools,

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Lane by lane: With the right technology, anyone can be an expert at route analysis

TransCore offers a daily snapshot of supply and demand across the country in its Hot Market Map. Most customers use it as a starting point for their daily planning, says Ken Harper, marketing director of DAT products and services.“It’s one of tho

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