Monthly Archives: May 2015

Savanna Gains Freight from West Coast

By Jeff Nastoff, Industry Market Specialist, DAT Solutions Spring has sprung in Georgia, and Savannah is a hot market for freight. Savannah is home to the fourth-largest sea port in the U.S., after the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach CA and the Port of New Jersey, which handle the first, second and third […]

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6 Ways Low Fuel Prices Affect Carriers

By Ralph Galantine, Product Manager, DAT Solutions Springtime freight is coming on strong, and rates are climbing. We’re starting to see more of the seasonal trends we’re used to, but freight rates from DAT RateView show that van rates (including fuel surcharge) on the spot market for February were down 5.1% compared to a year […]

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National Carrier Hiring Standard Could be in Highway Funding Bill

By Kevin Scullin, Product Manager, DAT Solutions A bill to create a national carrier hiring standard was re-introduced in the House of Representatives in February and could become part of the MAP-21 Re-authorization Bill, due to expire May 31. National standard for hiring motor carriers H.R. 1120 calls for a national hiring standard for motor […]

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