Atlanta Tops DAT List of Top 10 Places to Find Spot Freight in 2016

PORTLAND, Ore.—Atlanta was the hottest place to find spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the largest on-demand freight exchange for spot market truckload freight. A spot load is transactional freight not under contract that a shipper or broker makes available on the DAT network of load boards.

Atlanta topped the list as the market with the most available spot van and refrigerated loads for the second consecutive year. Little Rock, Arkansas, repeated as the No. 1 market for flatbed freight posts. The rankings are based on an analysis of more than 100 million annual freight matches and a database of $33 billion of market transactions on the DAT network load boards.

Because spot freight is unscheduled freight, it is seen as a dynamic economic indicator. Below are the top 10 cities for outbound truckload freight by equipment type in 2016, including 2015 ranking for trending purposes.

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DAT Freight & Analytics operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Shippers, transportation brokers, motor carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 249 million freight matches and a database of $110 billion in annual market transactions.

Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 500, and Russell 1000 indices.


Annabel Reeves
Corporate Communications
DAT Freight & Analytics
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