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Spring surge delayed again

It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for a spring surge. The spot market appeared heading for a rebound early… Read More

New ELD deadline: Will it trigger a capacity crisis?

Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in December… Read More

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot… Read More

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced… Read More

Pros and cons: Brokered vs. direct shipper freight

The kind of freight you choose to haul, whether it's through a broker or direct from a shipper, is an individual decision… Read More

Good news for reefers: California has plenty of water

California experienced a 3-year period of exceptional drought in 2014-2016, but this year the state has plenty of… Read More

Spot market demand heats up out West

The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to… Read More

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week. Rates fell in most of the top 100 van… Read More

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. But the storm passed in… Read More

Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S. and spring… Read More

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. That is the second-highest… Read More

Life before load boards

Mark Boyer has spent his whole career in the trucking and logistics industry, with a front row seat for all kinds of new… Read More

What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?

Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of… Read More

Cutting Motor Carrier Costs, One Line Item at a Time

My advice to anyone getting their motor carrier authority would be to create a relationship with a CPA. I have been using… Read More

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan… Read More

Check Out the New and Improved DAT TruckersEdge

<p>We've made some big improvements to DAT TruckersEdge… Read More