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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...

DAT Freight Index: Record Demand Boosts Spot Truckload Rates to New Heights in June

Jul 09, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Demand for truckload shipments faced off against capacity shortfalls, boosting truckload rates to new heights on the spot market in June, according to DAT Solutions, which operates North America’s largest load board mark...

DAT Freight Index: Seasonal Demand Boosts Freight Rates in May

Jun 08, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Demand for spot market truckload shipments reached new heights in May, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Seasonal shipments, along with rising fuel costs, pushed freight rates higher in May, with dry van and re...

DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Truckload Volume Dips Seasonally in April

May 11, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record, despite slipping 6.8 percent lower, a common seasonal trend. Compared to the same month in 2017, freight availability rose 32 percent, according to the DAT North ...

DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Truckload Volume Sets Record in March, Driven by Demand for Flatbeds

Apr 12, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore., DATE — Spot truckload freight availability rebounded in March, to set a new 20-year record for the DAT North American Freight Index. The 38 percent increase in volume, year over year, was due largely to extraordinary demand for ...

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