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Supply Chain Management Review: September edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index sets new records

September’s TVI reading—at 229—fell 1% from August. Despite the decline, this still marks the highest reading for any September on record, according to DAT. The TVI hit its all-time high in June, coming in at 237.

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Logistics Management: September edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index sets new records

September’s TVI reading—at 229—fell 1% from August. Despite the decline, this still marks the highest reading for any September on record, according to DAT. The TVI hit its all-time high in June, coming in at 237.

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Fleet Owner: Truckload rates hit record high in September as holiday shipping starts early

Despite a 1% drop in DAT's Truckload Volume Index, rates hit a high mark for any September—ever. With historic supply chain constraints, the holiday shipping season began early, driving van rates to a new monthly high for the fifth time this year.

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American Trucker: While freight fell 1% in September, truckload rates spiked

According to DAT Chief Scientist Chris Caplice, the combination of strong consumer demand, new and evolving supply chain bottlenecks, and early proactive shipping for the holiday season kept demand for capacity at record highs.

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Commercial Carrier Journal: DAT: Contract rates catching up with spot rates

The national average contract van rate was $2.85 per mile, up 3 cents compared to August. Read CCJ for more.

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Commercial Carrier Journal: DAT: Contract rates catching up with spot rates

The national average contract van rate was $2.85 per mile, up 3 cents compared to August. Read CCJ for more.

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For Construction Pros: Construction Costs are Forecast to Keep Rising through Next Year

JLL’s H2 2021 Construction Outlook forecasts scant materials and labor availability continuing to constrain recovery through the first half of 2022, with worsening cost and labor conditions as nonresidential work volume finally begins to rise.

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Overdrive: DAT: Van spot average rate hit a record high recently, more rates trends

Rates across the dry van, flatbed, and reefer segments all continued to climb through the first week of October. Details here on Overdrive.

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Commercial Carrier Journal: USA Truck founder Robert Powell passes away

Powell bought the truckload division of Arkansas Best Corporation in 1983, which he later renamed to USA Truck. Also: DAT announces new factoring partner for load board; Kenworth plant wins state environmental award.

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The Journal of Commerce Online: Trucking: Truckload spot rates inland from Los Angeles keep rising

The backlog of freight in Southern California is forcing more shippers to the truckload spot market as they search for any available capacity to speed goods inland.

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