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DAT August Rates Almost Climb to All-Time High

DAT August Rates Almost Climb to All-Time High

According to DAT Freight & Analytics, August’s spot truckload rates almost set an all-time high, with spot van, refrigerated and flatbed rates higher month over month and load-to-truck ratios increasing at the end of summer.

September 15, 2020

Freight Activity Sees Increase Ahead of Major Storms

Freight Activity Sees Increase Ahead of Major Storms

Spot truckload freight activity saw a bump last week as a result of shippers and logistics companies repositioning freight that would be affected by a pair of major storms along the Gulf Coast.

August 26, 2020

Demand for Truckload Raises Rates

Demand for Truckload Raises Rates

According to DAT Solutions, spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed have all seen increases since last month, with supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 pushing more freight to the spot market at a time when demand for truckload capacity usually declines.

August 6, 2020

Spot Market May be Softening

Spot Market May be Softening

Looking at the spot market for the third week of July, it's hard to tell where we may be going, with rates and volumes hard to compare to typical seasonal trends due to COVID-19.

July 28, 2020

Spot Freight Down Over Holiday Week, Rates Up

Spot Freight Down Over Holiday Week, Rates Up

Spot market freight levels were down for the Independence Day holiday week, but rates were up, according to DAT and Truckstop.com, two major services tracking spot market data.

July 7, 2020

DAT Launches All-in-One Driver-centric App
Spot Rates Recover to Pre-COVID Levels

Spot Rates Recover to Pre-COVID Levels

According to DAT Freight Trends for the week of June 1-7, average van, refrigerated, and flatbed rates have recovered to where they were prior to widespread shutdowns of the U.S. due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

June 11, 2020

Re-Opening Measures Positively Affect Truck Freight, Rates
Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Freight rates on the spot market in April plunged to five-year lows, thanks to plummeting demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's so bad, owner-operators have been protesting all over the country, calling for more broker regulation. But is it really a broker problem? Or classic supply and demand?

May 6, 2020

DAT New Offerings Help Navigate Uncertainty of Freight Market

DAT New Offerings Help Navigate Uncertainty of Freight Market

DAT Solutions has launched three new products to help truckload carriers and brokers further manage some of the uncertainty in the freight business in the current COVID-19 environment: Ratecast, Market Conditions Index, and Book Now.

May 6, 2020

Freight Rates Plummet, Small Fleets Struggle

Freight Rates Plummet, Small Fleets Struggle

As stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across much of the country in the latter part of March, the level of freight available – and the rates to haul it – plummeted. This means many of the smallest companies that make up the vast majority of motor carriers are seriously hurting.

April 22, 2020

Freight Volume, Rates Hit the Skids

Freight Volume, Rates Hit the Skids

While COVID-19 related demand boosted freight volume and spot freight in the first part of March, the latter part of the month saw a reversal, and April is looking ugly.

April 14, 2020

Schneider to Pilot New DAT Rate-Forecasting Tools
COVID-19 Economic Conditions Catch up to Spot Market

COVID-19 Economic Conditions Catch up to Spot Market

The pressure to restock grocery stores and distribution centers stripped by COVID-19 buying has quickly given way to a slump for truck freight. As March segued into April, the spot market took a tumble, according to figures from DAT Solutions and Truckstop.com.

April 7, 2020

Kingsgate Logistics Joins Pilot Predictive Rates Program