Where freight does business

The world's first Trucking Freight Futures exchange provides risk management that leverages DAT's truckload pricing database, long considered the industry standard for freight rates.

DAT collects spot and contract rate data via automated submissions by freight brokerages, 3PLs, motor carriers and shippers, based on actual transactions in the marketplace.

For the clearest view of truckload freight, DAT Analytics offers custom reports on supply, demand and pricing for more than 65,000 trucking lanes

DAT Van Freight Rate Indices

For: 11-27-2019


West South East National Average
$1.68 /mile $1.27 /mile $1.6 /mile $1.52 /mile
Van Lane Per Mile Rate 1-Day Change
Los Angeles, CA ⟶ Seattle, WA $2.15 /mile ⇔ 0
Seattle, WA ⟶ Los Angeles, CA $1.2 /mile
Los Angeles, CA ⟶ Dallas, TX $1.66 /mile
Dallas, TX ⟶ Los Angeles, CA $0.88 /mile
Chicago, IL ⟶ Atlanta, GA $2.05 /mile
Atlanta, GA ⟶ Philadelphia, PA $1.79 /mile
Philadelphia, PA ⟶ Chicago, IL $0.96 /mile ⇔ 0

Prices do not include fuel surcharges or accessorials.

Due to differences in methodology, rates published for the Trucking Freight Futures exchange may differ from freight rates reported in DAT Trendlines and DAT products.


Minimize risk, not profit

DAT publishes spot market van rates every business day on the seven directional lanes listed above, which are predictive of the broader market, plus three calculated regional baskets and one calculated national average. The 11 Trucking Freight Futures contracts traded on Nodal Exchange settle against these prices.

For additional information on Trucking Freight Futures and trading on Nodal Exchange, request a registration packet from FreightWaves.

Trade with confidence

Anticipate changes in truckload pricing, with deep historical data on every trucking lane. Custom reports from DAT Analytics are based on carrier, freight broker and shipper interactions with North America's busiest on-demand freight exchange, as well as contributions to the largest freight rates database.

  • Historical capacity and demand history on 65,000 lanes
  • Assess inbound vs. outbound demand for 155 freight markets
  • Freight rate data based on $65 billion in annual transactions

Who benefits from Trucking Freight Futures?

Motor carriers hedging against falling freight rates

Freight brokers and 3PLs minimizing exposure to volatility

Shippers anticipating higher shipping costs in the future

Financial market tool for clients to hedge or speculate

Trucking Freight Futures partners

FreightWaves is a leading source of information about the freight markets and is responsible for educating the freight markets about futures and the financial markets about freight. They're cited by major publications, including the largest news sites in the world: Bloomberg, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times, CNBC, TechCrunch, Wired, Forbes and Fortune.

Freight Futures FAQ

Nodal Exchange is a leader in innovation, having introduced the world’s largest set of electric power locational (nodal) futures contracts. Nodal provides the fully electronic trading platform, with there is no physical trading floor. They also provide the risk management for futures trading, as well as the regulatory compliance for the market, exchange activities and clearing house.

Trading Platform FAQ

Trucking Freight Futures methodology

Read the full methodology for how DAT spot van rate data is collected and how contract prices settle on the Trucking Freight Futures exchange.