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DAT: January Truckload Rates Fall

DAT: January Truckload Rates Fall

The DAT Truckload Volume Index, a measure of dry van, refrigerated and flatbed loads moved by truckload carriers, fell 2% in January from December 2020.

February 18, 2021

COVID-19 Still Brings Uncertainty to 2021 Trucking Outlook

COVID-19 Still Brings Uncertainty to 2021 Trucking Outlook

As the COVID-19 vaccine helps return life to normal later in the year, the effect on trucking freight and rates will vary as consumer spending is expected to shift back toward services. That’s one takeaway from the transportation analysts at FTR in a recent webinar, “Preparing for 2021.”

January 18, 2021

FTR: 2021 Freight Volume, Rates Look Strong, but Risks Remain
How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

With a severe driver shortage and a supply chain still in chaos from pandemic-induced shifts in consumer behavior, one industry observer is warning of likely hoarding as we get into the holidays. Longer term, vaccine distribution is “THE driver” for broader economy recovery and the post-2021 outlook.

November 10, 2020

COVID-19 Disruption Continues to Affect Freight, Rates
FMCSA Asks for Comments on Broker Transparency Petitions
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

Re-Opening Measures Positively Affect Truck Freight, Rates
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
Growth in Truck Freight, Rates to be Slight in 2020: FTR