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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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Freight Rates to Rise in Holiday Season

By Mark Montague, Industry Rate Analyst, DAT Solutions   Nearly $1 trillion in retail sales will result if analysts at Deloitte are correct in their forecast of 4.5% growth during the upcoming holiday season. Consumers have 2.6% more disposable income this year, according to Deloitte, due in part to declining fuel prices. Employment statistics are […]

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Find Loads on the Go

By Jorge Sanchez, Product Manager, DAT Solutions Loads have been plentiful this year, with freight tonnage records set in August and freight volume surging well above expectations in September. From January through August, spot market freight availability as measured by load posts was up by more than 55% year over year, which indicates that a […]

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