In the News

CCJ: Gap between contract, spot rates narrowing

Contract rates have spent the second half of 2022 on a slide, following a downward trendline that spot rates have seen for almost the entire calendar year.

Read More >

Please Haul My Freight: Freight Report: Welcome to 2023

As we close out the year, a brief recovery in truckload spot rates on DAT’s Top 50 Lanes. But overall, a lump of coal for trucking companies in 2022 as markets have shifted toward shippers.

Read More >

Dairy Processing: Logistics expected to improve in 2023

Shippers of grain, food and other products expect to face better prospects for logistics in 2023, hoping much of the COVID-induced issues are in the past, as well as a nationwide strike by railroad workers that was averted by legislative action.

Read More >

Transport Topics: Shippers Remain in Control of Rates, but 2023 Could Bring Balance

Shippers are in the driver’s seat as spot and contract rates continue to soften, but industry analysts said rates likely will stabilize throughout 2023.

Read More >

Meat + Poultry: Optimism looms for logistics in 2023

Shippers of grain, food and other products expect to face better prospects for logistics in 2023, hoping much of the COVID-induced issues are in the past as well as a nationwide strike by railroad workers that was averted by legislative action.

Read More >

Please Haul My Freight: Freight Report: Merry Christmas

A little glimmer of Christmas hope in the spot truckload data. The DAT Top 50 Lanes shows truckload spot rates are up 0.5% month over month.

Read More >

Land Line: Fighting against coercion of truckers

One of the biggest problems in trucking is the way some shippers, receivers, brokers and others coerce truckers into situations where they end up violating the regulations.

Read More >

Supply Chain Management Review: November TVI shows volume progression as rates decline, reports DAT

The November edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index (TVI), which was recently issued by DAT Freight & Analytics, showed relative strength, paced by volume gains as the month progressed.

Read More >

Fleet Owner: Spot rates keep falling, but threat of rail strike, seasonal demand aid market

Shippers turned to the spot market in the latter half of November to reduce the risk of disruptions, but rates continued their months long slide, according to a new DAT Freight & Analytics report on the month.

Read More >

Transport Dive: Trucks, trailers, tonnage: What transport data says about the state of the industry

Economic forces, consumer demand, seasonality, natural disasters and myriad other factors contribute to transport’s cyclical market.

Read More >