Truck Freight Rates

Driven by powerful analytics and the highest standards for data collection, DAT’s price forecasting tools and market insights keep you up to date on average truck freight rates across the nation.

More than $110 billion in business is conducted over DAT’s on-demand freight platform each year. Using information supplied by brokers and shippers, we crunch the numbers on data from tens of thousands of lanes — creating the most accurate and up-to-date pricing index in the industry.

  • Discover the most trusted source for freight lane rates.
  • Stay ahead of the market with DAT Trendlines reports.
  • Use personalized insights to drive business decisions.

Discover the most trusted source for freight lane rates.

Designed to reduce uncertainty for shippers, brokers and carriers, DAT provides current freight rates and an archive of valuable historical data.

DAT iQ’s comprehensive rate data offers visibility into the average van, reefer, flatbed, heavy haul, LTL truck freight rates for more than 65,000 lanes — as well as rate data for dozens of other equipment types via DAT RateView and the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium for shippers (FMIC). Multilane reports help keep rates competitive, while improving the efficiency of pricing strategies for small operations and enterprise companies alike.

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Stay ahead of the market with free analysis and reports.

We turn raw market data into strategic business insights.

Our free market updates and reports track market behavior, including week-by-week changes in truck freight rates and load-to-truck ratios, providing you with detailed recaps of supply and demand trends, and allowing us to forecast rates up to 52 weeks ahead of time — with twice the accuracy of our competitors. Subscribe to our newsletters for the latest updates, or download a free preview of the DAT iQ Pulse Signal Report for shippers.

Use personalized insights to drive business decisions.

Interactive maps and charts provide insights into market conditions in easily digestible formats.

Combining pricing forecasts with a wealth of data on national and regional trends from previous years, our custom market analytics reports give you the information you need to negotiate better contracts, manage shipping costs more efficiently, and prepare for upcoming market shifts. What’s even better is that it can all be tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges of your business.

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  • The truck freight rate data we provide is based on actual invoices from billions of dollars’ worth of transactions — not bids or asking prices. We receive data directly from contributing companies’ transportation management systems the moment a rate is agreed upon for a particular load, including accessorial charges. That’s what makes our freight rates the most trusted in the industry.

  • Rate benchmarking compares your freight prices against the current and historical averages on multiple lanes with the end purpose of keeping your rates competitive. Paired with valuable data about seasonal changes or regional variations, benchmarking provides an effective way to keep profits high, while also giving you the information you need to be able to respond quickly and confidently to RFP bids. 

  • We created the DAT iQ database to serve as a hub for detailed market histories and insights for lanes in 149 different market regions across North America, allowing us to provide a highly localized pricing index for brokers, carriers, and shippers. More than 887,000 new loads are posted to our on-demand freight platform each business day, and we use cutting-edge data science to synthesize that data with information provided by customers to provide advanced forecasting and in-depth, actionable intelligence.

  • DAT RateView is our pricing and freight market analysis platform that includes benchmarking functionality, accurate data on contract and spot market rates, information on typical fuel and accessorial charges, our Market Conditions Index (MCI), Ratecast forecasting and more. RateView can be purchased as a standalone product, or integrated into the DAT Power load board. It’s the only real-time lane rate pricing tool in the industry, and allows you to validate point-to-point rates in a matter of seconds. Curious whether RateView is right for you? Request a demo to learn more.

  • The DAT Blog offers an approachable and informative deep dive into all things trucking. You’ll find explanations of market trends and new developments in logistics, as well as info on how current events are impacting the shipping and trucking industries. The blog also features advice and content geared specifically for brokers, carriers, and shippers to keep you informed of the most relevant news and updates. 

    We also produce a live weekly update on YouTube and LinkedIn. Make sure to subscribe to our pages to be notified of the latest updates. 

  • Since 1978, we’ve been the leading solutions provider for the North American trucking industry, and we currently operate the most comprehensive on-demand freight marketplace in the business. We work hard to eliminate operational hassles for brokers, carriers, dispatchers, drivers, owner-operators, and shippers, making it easier for you to find opportunities and build profitable business partnerships.

"In our experience, DAT is the most accurate and complete source of spot and contract rate data available.”

- Don Everhart, VP Technology & Analytics for Knight-Swift Logistics

“By integrating DAT’s forecasting data and analytics tools with our expertise and customized pricing, we can deliver fast, reliable rates using the most comprehensive data and market analysis available.”

- Ryan Ilges, Worldwide Express Vice President of Truckload

See tomorrow's trends today.

Contact us today to get the most trusted truckload pricing tools in trucking and take the uncertainty out of freight. DAT iQ offers the most historically complete freight rate database, so you can anticipate seasonal trends and make quick pricing decisions.

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