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October 9, 2014

Spot Market Rates Recover in Two of Three Major Segments

The amount of spot market freight has rebounded from last week, while rates in two out of three categories has also recovered. The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the number of loads available increased 1.5% Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 compared to the previous seven days, as spot market capacity fell by 4.3%.

October 2, 2014

As Fuel Declines, Truckload Rates Remain Steady

As fuel costs fell last week, truckload rates remained steady across all major equipment types, according to a report by DAT.

August 21, 2014

Carriers, Brokers Warned About Identity Fraud Scam

The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.

February 27, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Higher for Vans and Flatbeds on High Volume

The amount of freight on the spot market has increased along with rates in two out of the three major categories.

December 11, 2013

Spot Market Van Rates Jump First Week in December

Van rates on the spot market surged the first week of December, according to the freight-matching service provider DAT. Total spot market loads available increased 16% and spot market capacity increased 5.2%, while load-to-truck ratios increased across the board.

November 20, 2013

Spot Freight Rates Drop Despite More Available Freight

While there was more freight to haul over the past week on the spot market, freight rates moved little, according to the freight matching service provider DAT

November 12, 2013

Spot Market Freight Rises 1.9 %, to Atypical October High

Spot market freight availability rose 1.9% in October, to a level that is atypically high for the season, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.

October 23, 2013

Spot Rates Dip, Demand and Capacity Remain Elevated

While national average rates for vans and refrigerated rates dipped slightly, spot market capacity and demand on the DAT network of load boards remained seasonally elevated during the week ending Oct. 19.

October 21, 2013

ATA, DAT Partner to Supplement Economic Reports

American Trucking Associations has partnered with DAT, the operator of an industry spot marketplace, to include data about the spot market for trucking services in ATA's monthly Trucking Activity Report, ATA American Trucking Trends, and other information services ATA provides to its members and the public.

October 14, 2013

DAT Offers Fruit and Vegetable Truckload Rate Report During USDA Shutdown

During the federal government shutdown, DAT, North America's largest online load-matching service, is publishing free weekly data that parallels the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Truckload Rate Report, which has been suspended until funding is restored.

October 10, 2013

Freight Index Tracks Change in Q3 Seasonal Patterns

A shift in seasonal trends drove spot market freight volumes down 5.3% in September, as reported by the DAT North American Freight Index. Freight volumes remained stable throughout much of the third quarter, instead of a more typical decline in July that is followed by mixed trends in August and September.

September 20, 2013

DAT North American Freight Index Maintains Late-Season Strength

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose another 0.4% in August, edging above July levels. Freight volume typically peaks on the spot market in June, but this year has extended through the entire summer.

August 12, 2013

DAT Introduces Real-Time Rate Tools for Carriers with Highest Paying Route Options

DAT announced the availability of DAT RateView, enabling carriers to see market rates paid by shippers as well as current spot market rates on all lanes inthe United States and Canada.

April 17, 2013

Spot Market Loads Move Higher, Rates Generally Fall

The number of loads on one major spot market has picked up since last week but rates have headed south in two out of three main sectors.

February 15, 2013

Spot Freight Index Shows Unusual Strength in January

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%

January 17, 2013

DAT Freight Index Reports Record Numbers for December

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of December, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 5% in December compared to December 2011.

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