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Tips to increase your revenue and help you price LTL freight #trucking   #logistics  
A truckload carrier has at least three opportunities to use LTLs when they appear on the load board or from a customer. How do you price that LTL freight?
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Trendlines: Van Rates Lose 2¢ on Mixed Regional Results #trucking   #freight  
Sep 25 - Oct 1 - Load availability increased, but van rates lost 2¢ per mile as a national average. Results varied by region, as outbound rates rose in most West Coast markets. Reefer and flatbed rates held steady last week, with seasonal changes in some key markets. Rates may rise in the Southeast this week, as shippers attempt to move freight out of the path of an oncoming hurricane. The chart above depicts national average spot market rates, ...
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Flatbed Rates Recover 2¢ #trucking   #logistics   #freight   #3PL   #supplychain  
Sep 11 - 17 - Spot market freight trends were out of sync last week. Load-to-truck ratios held steady for vans and reefers, but rates fell 2¢ per mile for both trailer types. Rates are still strong for the season, however. Flatbed rates and ratios recovered, on the other hand, at a time of year when those indicators typically decline. The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges for the past four weeks...
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Trendlines: Volumes and Rates Take a Late-Summer Dip

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Aug 7 - 13 - Spot market demand dipped 6% last week, accompanied by a 3¢ decline in the national average van rate. It's now lower than the June average, for the first time in six weeks, a transition that typically occurs in the first week of July. Reefer rates also fell 3¢, and the national average flatbed rate edged down 1¢ on declining fuel surcharges. The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges for ...
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Dip, more like a dump. The Reno market plummeted hard.
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Trendlines: Demand Rises at Month's End

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Jul 24 - 30 - More loads were available as July ended, so load-to-truck ratios rose for vans, reefers and flatbeds. Van rates lost a penny and reefer rates dropped 3¢ per mile for the week, but flatbeds added 1¢. The big surprise: the monthly average rate for vans in July topped June levels by 2¢. The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges, for the past four weeks. Rates are derived from DAT RateView...
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Trendlines: Load Posts Increase Ahead of Holiday #trucking #freight #logistics #3PL #supplychain #truckerlife
Jun 26 - Jul 2 - Shippers rushed to move van and reefer loads before the end of the second quarter and the start of the July 4th weekend. Spot market rates rose for vans and reefers, but flatbed rates held steady for a third consecutive week. The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges, for the past four weeks. Rates are derived from DAT RateView.
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Trendlines: Van Rates Lose 2¢ on Mixed Regional Results #trucking   #freight  
Sep 25 - Oct 1 - Load availability increased, but van rates lost 2¢ per mile as a national average. Results varied by region, as outbound rates rose in most West Coast markets. Reefer and flatbed rates held steady last week, with seasonal changes in some key markets. Rates may rise in the Southeast this week, as shippers attempt to move freight out of the path of an oncoming hurricane. The chart above depicts national average spot market rates, ...
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Big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east in order to prevent stock-outs. #trucking #freight #logistics #3PL #hanjin #supplychain
Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy, and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, including truckload freight.
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The overall picture may be stuck in neutral, but we do see regional growth in the spot freight marketplace - https://bitly.is/1g3AhR6 #trucking   #freight   #logistics   #3PL   #supplychain  
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Most drivers spend 3 to 4 hours waiting to get loaded or unloaded. #trucking #freight #logistics #truckerlife #truckinglife
Most drivers spend 3 to 4 hours waiting to get loaded or unloaded. That’s according to a DAT survey of 257 carriers and owner-operators, with 54% of them saying that's the average amount of time they spend at a shipper’s dock. You don’t have to crunch a lot of numbers to figure out how that’s bad for business.
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Trendlines: July Freight Gets Strong Start

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Jul 3 - 9 - Load-to-truck ratios and rates continued to rise last week for vans and reefers, which is not a typical trend for July. Flatbed rates declined, however. The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges, for the past four weeks. Rates are derived from DAT RateView.
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The South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion #trucking   #freight   #logistics   #supplychain  
The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships on Sunday, and East Coast ports have been expanding in efforts to attract Asian imports that would otherwise arrive on the West Coast. South Carolina freight markets have already gotten a boost, thanks to the expansion.
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Where the Trucking Industry Turns for Business Intelligence

DAT Solutions provides actionable information to the most extensive network of transportation professionals in North America. It is a trusted source of information on supply and demand trends, as well as benchmarking, forecasting, and capacity planning critical to operational efficiency.

Products include the largest network of load boards, where brokers, carriers, and shippers posted more than 99 million loads and trucks in 2015. DAT Solutions also provides the industry's only real-time freight rates, based on $28 billion of transactions annually. 

Other solutions include DAT Keypoint® transportation management software, DAT Fleet Compliance services, carrier monitoring and onboarding, truck and trailer tracking, and a comprehensive directory of companies with business history, credit, safety, insurance and company reviews.

The Original Load Board

The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, Oregon. Though the technology and delivery systems have changed greatly since that time, DAT remains the central marketplace where transportation professionals meet and transact business in the spot market. 

As a service to the industry, DAT provides data on trends, including a monthly spot market freight index and weekly Trendlines updates. Every day, transportation professionals depend on DAT to help their businesses operate more efficiently and profitably.