Spot market picks up steam heading into June
DAT Solutions' network of load boards shows truckload rates rising in most lanes just in time for June, a typically peak month for the spot market.
June 4, 2020
How to report — or threaten to report — bad brokers, take action for payment recourse
What recourse action can you take against a broker for nonpayment? Learn how to report or threaten to report bad brokers here on Overdrive.
March 19, 2020
How to vet brokers’ credit before taking a load
It's important to vet the credit risk you're taking to prevent getting stuck with the load with no compensation. More information here on Overdrive.
March 17, 2020
A ‘hit it and move on’ broker scam — and more loopholes
As brokerage scams multiply, learn from Allan Workman’s experience with Cedar Freight and discover an important loophole scammers exploit here.
March 2, 2020
How to file against a broker’s bond — and other collections-related resources
When it comes to working with brokers, nonpayment has been an issue for many owner-operators. Learn how to file against the broker's bond and more on Overdrive.
January 23, 2020
News roundup, Jan. 6: CDL Clearinghouse site on the mend on Day 1; Knight-Swift, DAT partner on rates predictor; Ryder rolling out electric truck charging network
Website connectivity issues snared the U.S. DOT’s CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse on its first day of the rule’s effective date. Knight-Swift and DAT announce pilot program for truckload rate forecasting. Ryder plans to build an electric truck charging network.
January 6, 2020
Maritime diesel regs could impact on-highway diesel prices, shift freight movement
Though the regs don’t impact trucking fuel, the new maritime diesel standards likely will alter the global diesel market and could put upward pressure on diesel prices as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. They also could shift freight demand as maritime carriers reroute.
August 7, 2019
Entering summer, spot market rates show signs of life
Spot truckload rates for van and refrigerated freight hit their highest national averages since January during the week ending June 23, according to data from DAT Solutions. Trend to watch, says DAT: Can the spot market sustain the momentum through the typical July-August freight slump?
June 26, 2019
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Tracking-tech providers see new uses of ELD location data
Location data is some of the most valuable output from electronic logging devices, driving tracking services to make deals with ELD providers to allow users to opt into location-share connections with ELDs providing the tracking, with more functionality coming.
June 11, 2019
Trend to watch: Flatbed, as rates in all segments make modest gains
The national average flatbed load-to-truck ratio improved to end May at 13. That sounds good on its face, but keep in mind it was almost 90 a year ago. In flat and elsewhere, national average spot rates inched upward during the holiday-shortened week after Memorial Day.
June 7, 2019
Spot rates poised to begin upswing as load-to-truck ratios rebound
According to data provided by DAT Solutions, freight demand and rates are beginning to pick up again. Get the details on the demand and rates here on Overdrive.
February 22, 2019
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Freight’s drift toward greater regionalization: Average length of haul on the spot market
Spot market data show how dramatically average haul lengths have changed since 2012. The numbers here are based on averages calculated from loads compiled in DAT’s RateView service, which aggregates data on freight actually hauled, with a generally larger decline for reefer than flat or dry van.
January 2, 2019
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