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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1 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 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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Feb 28

A couple weeks ago we talked about how it looked like van rates had found the bottom, but we haven’t really seen things get any better yet. The national average van rate held at $1.62/mile last week after several weeks of steady decline, but volumes continued to improve on the top 100 van lanes. If van loads keep climbing, it'll put pressure on rates to go up soon.

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Feb 21

Last week we talked about how it looked like van rates might be near the bottom. It’s looking that way for reefer rates now also, and the number of reefer loads available on DAT TruckersEdge has been relatively constant as of late.

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