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Cargo Business News: Trucking Trends: Early Indicators for the 2021 Freight Economy

Entering 2021, natural economic cycles, freight volumes, transportation prices, and even conventional ways of doing business remain out of balance, more so for some commodities and industries than others

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FleetOwner: Atlanta tops DAT’s list of spot truckload markets in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an explosion of spot market activity in 2020. With rankings based on an analysis of more than 126 million freight matches, check out the Top 10 cities in the dry van, reefer, and flatbed markets.

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Supply Chain Dive: Analysts: Restocking in Q1 will keep trucking market hot

The DAT load-to-truck ratio, a measure of demand in the spot trucking market, was up YoY across van, flatbed and reefer markets in December, according to the latest figures from the load board.

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DAT featured on KATU news talking about COVID-19 vaccination distribution challenges

Jeff Hopper from DAT provides supply chain expert commentary on the COVID-19 vaccine's 'last mile' in the distribution process, in what could be the largest product rollout of the history of the world.

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Cargo Business News: Trucking Trends: Questions about truckload rates? I have a few

A recurring theme in this pandemic-driven freight market has been tight capacity, which has fueled a seven-month rally in spot truckload rates and pushed contract rates higher at the same time.

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Food Shippers of America: What Happens When the Freight Market is Disrupted by a Pandemic?

Experts say the pandemic prompted changes in consumer behaviors that affected shipping in major and intricate ways. As an example, Adamo points to the changing consumption of nonalcoholic drinks such as soda and iced tea.

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Minnesota Public Radio Marketplace: A freight time to be in shipping

According to shipping broker DAT Freight & Analytics, in November, there were 4 1/2 truck loads needing to be shipped for every truck out there. That’s double what it was last year.

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Fleet News Daily: DAT Truckload Volume Index: November Spot Market Rates Continue Rewriting Records

Spot market rates for van and refrigerated (“reefer”) freight again rose to all-time highs in November

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Transport Dive: Spot rates lure small carriers to the market

From July through the end of November, almost 31,000 trucking firms registered or obtained motor-carrier authority with the FMCSA — more than in all of 2015.

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Logistics Management: DAT points to steady spot truckload rates

Spot truckload freight postings, for the week ending December 13, fell 15%, and trucks available on the spot market rose 13%, which it said serves as an indication that spot truckload capacity is loosening up in advance of Christmas.

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