Draw a big, red circle around July 1 on your calendar. That's the date when the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration will officially begin enforcing the new hours of service regulations for all commercial motor vehicles that are involved in i
DAT Load Boards Add 25 Percent More Equipment Types
DAT, a business unit of TransCore, announced that 25 percent more equipment types are available on its DAT 3sixty and TruckersEdge load boards to help flatbed and other specialty load providers — freight brokers, 3PLs and shippers — move freight
Aligning Transportation Budgets with Market Conditions
Many shippers could save money by taking advantage of the substantial spot market for transportation. Watch this video to see how the spot market often consists of backhaul equipment that would otherwise move empty.
According to data drawn from its DAT Trendlines and the DAT Network of load boards, TransCore DAT has found that spot-market capacity in the truckload market increased 17% in September, compared to the same month a year ago.
September was a softer month for the spot market, according to Transcore's DAT North American Freight Index.Transcore attributed the seasonal decline in overall freight volume to a reduction in flatbed and reefer freight availability. Both equipment
Lane by lane: With the right technology, anyone can be an expert at route analysis
TransCore offers a daily snapshot of supply and demand across the country in its Hot Market Map. Most customers use it as a starting point for their daily planning, says Ken Harper, marketing director of DAT products and services.“It’s one of tho
Multiple factors have combined at this point in time to relieve the linehaul capacity crunch, according to TransCore DAT freight analyst Mark Montague. Writing on the company’s Freight Talk blog, he points out that while “recent freight patterns
DAT Survey: Brokers moved 19% more loads, saw revenues jump 31% in 2011
By all measures queried in the just-released fifth annual Transcore DAT Broker Benchmark Survey, 2011 turned out to be a second positive year in a row for non-asset based brokers, broker-carriers and 3PLs alike.Advertisement.“Last year was a good y
Solid Gold Data – Information is the new Klondike and the rush is on
Information and communications companies, truck OEMs, equipment and service suppliers, and even the government have been using technologies onboard and off to help manage the business of trucking for years now. One result is a vast and still largely