Mar 24

Day 1 at MATS was a blast, and it was great to chat with everyone who came by the DAT booth. I also got a chance to sneak away and look at some show trucks out in the parking lot.

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Mar 14

Are you heading to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville? We'll be there, so stop by the DAT booth and take a look at some of the new tools we've been working on. Plus we'll have some free goodies to give away.

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11 Mar 13

The 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule required drivers to be off-duty for two periods from 1AM to 5AM before they could go back to work, and they restart could only be used once per week.[More]

Mar 13

A lot of jobs that were pretty common 40 years ago aren’t so common anymore. There aren’t as many farmers as there used to be. The same thing is true for jobs like secretary and machine operator. But one job has been a mainstay in American life for four decades: Truck driver.

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Mar 13

We're putting together the first-ever DAT Trucker Advisory Panel, and we need trucking experts like you to join the team. This Panel will help us make our products and services better by giving truckers like you a voice in our design and development process.

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Mar 09

Social media is a new successful form of driver recruiting. Its heighten popularity within the transportation industry is only increasing over time. Why? Because truckers are spending more time on Facebook and Twitter as a social connection when they are on the road. What do you do if you’re looking to recruit drivers via social media?

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Mar 08

Demand for flatbed trucks continued to climb ahead of schedule. Even California joined the party last week, with higher than normal activity for this time of year.

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Mar 08

Reefer trends started to reverse course last week. It wasn't a big jump, but it was good news considering the steady string of declines we had been seeing.

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Mar 08

Van load posts on DAT TruckersEdge continued to climb last week, enough to finally put pressure on van rates to rise. The national average van rate was up 4 cents, while 56 of the top 100 van lanes paid better. Thirty lanes paid less, but most of those drops were slight. The rest of the lanes held steady.

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Feb 28

Flatbed freight has been strong, especially considering it's only February. Volumes have been climbing steadily for weeks, which is about a month ahead of schedule. The national average flatbed rate has been rising steadily, too, but a lot of individual lanes have been up-and-down recently, depending on weather.

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