Trucking Rates

DAT iQ provides the most accurate data on truck rates in the industry, based on more than $110 billion in annual freight transactions.

DAT can help make any operation’s truckload pricing strategy more efficient. We offer free reports on trucking rates, detailed rate data for more than 68,000 lanes, standalone pricing tools, and custom reports for large enterprises..

  • Discover the industry leader in trucking rate data.
  • Use market insights and data to gain efficiency.
  • Track national trends with the most accurate forecasting in the industry.

Discover the industry leader in trucking rate data.

DAT’s truckload pricing tools help provide actionable insights to grow your business.

When you know the average lane rates for all equipment types, you’ll be prepared to negotiate the best prices on freight. Our database of over the road trucking rates helps to keep you informed on market trends and conditions, giving you the necessary data to bid on RFPs, forecast rates, and make business decisions with confidence. 

DAT iQ trucking rates give you the clearest view of the freight market with the industry’s most historically complete database. 
 

Use market insights and data to solve business-related problems.

Our data analytics services can generate reports based on the specific needs and goals of your operation.

We collect valuable data points from all across the trucking industry, which allows us to create custom reports to help you understand how your business fits into the market at large. Our freight forecasting tools also help provide short- and long-term planning tailored specifically for your operation, helping you to negotiate more accurate contracts, manage business expenses more efficiently, and avoid getting blindsided by market changes.

Track national trends with the most accurate rates and forecasting in the industry.

Our free weekly reports — often cited in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Business Insider — keep you up to date on market changes.

DAT Trendlines brings you weekly updates and recaps on demand, capacity, and national average spot market rates, allowing you to compare the last week’s changes to the previous month and year. Trendlines is just a small preview of what to expect, though! Lane by lane rate data is also seamlessly integrated with DAT’s load boards and available for bulk consumption in DAT RateView to help you get the best trucking rates in the business.

For shippers, the DAT iQ Pulse Signal Report is offered monthly as a free preview of what to expect in both spot and contract rates. This report is based on $50 billion in actual transactions annually from the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC). 

  • We operate and manage the largest freight exchange network in the industry, making it easier for brokers, carriers, dispatchers, and shippers to find partners and conduct business.

    We analyze information from billions of dollars’ worth of actual transactions directly from freight brokers and shippers. The DAT One load board platform also hosts more loads and truck posts than any other freight marketplace, which allows us to offer real-time insights into market trends along with van, flatbed, reefer, heavy haul trucking rates, and more. 

  • Rate benchmarking — available through both DAT RateView and the DAT iQ Freight Market Intelligence Consortium — allows you to compare your rates against $110 billion in actual transactions for both spot market and contract freight. By checking how seasonal market fluctuations impact trucking rates and more, you’ll have the actionable insights to increase profit margins, respond faster to RFPs, and use your assets more effectively.

  • We’ve created the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) to crunch the transaction numbers on contract freight trucking rates. A subscription-based tool for rate benchmarking and market intelligence, the FMIC collects transaction-level data from businesses, and our proprietary DAT iQ platform uses AI and machine learning to generate detailed cost estimates for transportation service providers.

  • Knowing current market rates is necessary for benchmarking contracts and spot rates, and helps brokers ensure that rates and surcharges are optimized to maintain profit margins. Brokers can also check RFP bids against the going rates on multiple lanes and historical market patterns, and use statistical analysis to verify rates per mile and trip.

  • Our rate data tools seamlessly integrate with DAT’s load boards, allowing carriers and truck drivers to quickly check trucking rates and what brokers are paying. We give visibility into average lane rates — even when brokers don’t list rates on their load postings — which can help carriers and owner operators make sure they’re getting every penny’s worth. Some of our load board plans include automatic TriHaul routing suggestions that help to maximize your rate per mile, as well.

  • Having an understanding of how seasonal market changes impact freight rates can help shippers prepare their spending budgets throughout the year — and compare bids against what people are typically paying on their preferred lanes. Market trend analysis — from the last week all the way to the previous year — offers visibility into demand and capacity, giving shippers valuable insights that can drive better-informed business decisions.

"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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