1 Apr 13

Reefer freight has finally been gaining momentum in the past couple of weeks. There have been lots of reefer roads shipping out of Miami, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade last week. Overall, produce areas were up, while urban areas were generally down.

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Apr 13

Flatbed freight was strong in March, and there was a spike in rates to close the month. Some of that dropped off last week, but flatbed is still looking good. Just look at all the dark spots in the Hot States Map.

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Apr 06

If you just look at the national average reefer rate, you’d think things were quiet for reefer last week. But on a market-by-market basis, there were some big swings.

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Mar 24

Here's something you won't see at MATS. In Japan, some long-haul truckers express themselves through custom truck decorations, called "dekotora." The elaborate graphics, lights and special accessories are amazing, and totally unique.

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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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14 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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