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Spot market volume remains strong, as seasonal rates decline

Feb 12, 2019

Truckload rates were down across the board in January, but it wasn’t for lack of demand. Spot market freight availability held steady last month compared to December, according to the DAT Freight Index.  Trucks were plentiful, however, and...

Spot market volume drops nearly a third from December 2017

Jan 11, 2019

DAT Freight Index numbers indicate truckload freight volumes slipped 27% in December 2018 against last year’s numbers. Load availability has trended downward since August as capacity loosened and trucks were more available. Despite the downturn...

DAT Broker TMS hits all-time high for new customers in 2018

Dec 19, 2018

In a year-end summary filed with its parent company, DAT Solutions has announced that sales of its online DAT Broker TMS software hit an all-time high in 2018 and have more than doubled in the past two years. “When DAT introduced the cloud-base...

DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Volumes and Rates Slip Lower in November

Dec 12, 2018

Spot market freight volume and rates slid in November for most equipment types. According to the DAT Freight Index, November volume was 2.5% lower month over month, and 24% percent under last year’s extraordinary seasonal mark.  Freight ra...

DAT Freight Index: Hurricanes Cause a Delay in October Freight Surge

Nov 12, 2018

Hurricanes in Asia and on our Eastern Seaboard slowed seasonal freight flows in October, leading to truckload transportation delays at U.S. ports. As a result, spot market freight availability hit a low point for the year in October, according to the...

DAT adds HaulFox, Strategy Systems, four others to TMS Integration

Oct 15, 2018

Portland, OR – DAT Solutions announced integration of the company’s loadboard, freight rates, load tracking and other products into the transportation management software (TMS) of six partner companies including HaulFox, Strategy Systems...

DAT Freight Index: September Spot Freight Volume Slips 14%, in Seasonal Trend

Oct 10, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. - Freight resumed a seasonal pattern on the spot market in September, with a month-over-month decline of 14 percent. Compared to September 2017, volume dropped 30 percent, influenced by a steep drop in demand for flatbed equipment, com...

DAT Freight Index: August Spot Freight Falls Below 2017 Levels, as Rates Remain 20% Higher

Sep 10, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot market freight availability dropped in August for the second month, due mostly to a sharp decline in demand for flatbed equipment. A seasonal lull in searches for dry van trailers, the most common equipment type, also cont...

DAT Freight Index: July Spot Truckload Volume and Rates Return to Earth

Aug 10, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot market freight availability dropped sharply in July, returning to typical seasonal levels after an all-time peak in June. Volume fell 29 percent month over month, but increased 3.4 percent compared to July 2017. The declin...

DAT Broker TMS Adds New Load Tracking Module

Jul 16, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — DAT Solutions announced today that their DAT Keypoint broker transportation management software has added a new module that integrates DAT OnTime load tracking service. This optional module makes exact load locations visible on...

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