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Mark Montague is industry rate analyst for DAT Solutions.
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Top 10 Markets for Reefer Freight So Far
June capped an unprecedented 15-month run of spot market rate increases, likely to turn into the longest sustained period of pricing power for truckers since deregulation in 1980 before it’s done.
August 16, 2018
Truckload Rates at Record Highs
National average spot rates were the highest in June they’ve been since January, when the spot market was first adjusting to the ELD mandate.
July 16, 2018
Survey Says: Carriers Are Using ELDs, But at a Cost
May 18, 2018
The Trucks Are Out There
Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates have been neutral in recent weeks—and that’s not bad news.
April 16, 2018
Freight Keeps Trucking into 2018
This time last year the truckload freight market was settling into a typically softer Q1 pattern.
February 16, 2018
Finding a 3PL Partner Who Can Manage Today’s Logistics Challenges
In a world full of supply-chain disruptions, it’s more important than ever to maintain a predictable, repeatable and efficient less-than-truckload (LTL) cold chain.
October 15, 2021
DAT Freight Report: A Sizzling Start to Summer
The robust supply of van and refrigerated truckload freight in May and June, combined with higher spot market rates and load-to-truck ratios, are signs that the freight recession is over.
July 14, 2017
DAT Solutions Say Freight Patterns Start to Shift in Monthly Report
In April, volumes were peaking in places like Florida, California’s Imperial Valley, and along the Mexican border, and building on March’s positive trends.
May 22, 2017
A Hot Winter for Spot Freight
March 14, 2017
A 5,000-Foot View of the Freight Market
An analysis of outbound activity by region shows how local influences set trends in the spot truckload market.
December 16, 2016
Buck-a-Mile Backhauls Live On
June 27, 2016
Featured In Food Logistics: HOS Rules And Higher Rates
There’s little doubt that the rules have hindered productivity and led to higher rates for anyone who ships freight over the road.
October 9, 2014
HOS Rules and Higher Rates
September 26, 2014
Safety & Security
Houston, We Have A Problem
How a two-day trip becomes a three-day trip under the new HOS rules.
February 27, 2014