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5 reasons to attend the DAT user conference

DATCON19 is an exclusive event created for DAT's broker customers. Read More

Broker Bond: Special rate for DAT customers

The majority of freight brokers have bonds that are up for renewal on October 1. Read More

TIA offers courses for new freight brokers

Here's the quickest and easiest way to get new employees up to speed on the ins and outs of the transportation industry. Read More

Van rates fall after 4th of July

It's typical for rates to fall after the Fourth of July, and this year was no different. Read More

Reefer rates cool down following holiday

Rates were mostly down in the reefer markets in the second week of July. Read More

Van rates ride high through Independence Day

Independence Day fell on a Thursday this year, so there were many people who took Friday off as well. Read More

Reefer freight hits its stride as summer produce arrives

After a slow start, reefer freight is finally hitting its stride. Read More

Reefer volumes peak in pre-holiday push

The run-up to the 4th of July holiday brought increased demand for refrigerated truckload shipments… Read More

Van rates hit highest mark since January

June freight volumes finished the month strong, and rates responded to close Q2. Read More

Contract rates are up compared to 2018, but for how long?

This year's truckload spot market rates have fallen well short of the heights set in 2018… Read More

Why are truckload spot rates lower than last year?

June freight volumes have been rising the past two weeks. Read More

How a 3PL managed one of the worst hurricane seasons

In a normal hurricane season, there would be about 13 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean from June through November. Read More

June freight could set the tone for rest of year

It's no secret that truckload rates aren't where they were a year ago. Read More

Southeast is hot for flatbeds

While van prices have remained fairly stable in the past couple weeks… Read More

3 truck-finding hacks for freight brokers

You may not have a problem getting carriers to cover a load, but every freight broker occasionally hits the wall with… Read More

Roadcheck is over, but some van rates keep climbing

Summer freight is on its way, just as spring has finally sprung -- and it’s not all about Roadcheck.  The… Read More


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