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Feb 12, 2016, 11:50 ET
DAT Freight Index reports expected seasonal spot market load volume decline in January 2016.

Spot Market Freight Declines, in Typical January Trend: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight volume declined 9.1 percent in January, and truckload line haul rates edged down, compared to December. The...

Feb 11, 2016, 14:07 ET
DAT Solutions operates the transportation industry's largest network of load boards in North America where over 120 million loads and trucks are matched annually. The size and strength of this marketplace make DAT a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com. (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

DAT Load Boards and Getloaded Combine Back Office and Expand Operations

 DAT Solutions, whose network of loadboards provides the greatest source of truck capacity for brokers and 3PLs, announced that it is combining...

Feb 02, 2016, 08:17 ET
DAT Solutions operates the transportation industry's largest network of load boards in North America where over 120 million loads and trucks are matched annually. The size and strength of this marketplace make DAT a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.

DAT Keypoint TMS Interfaces with QuickBooks, to Support Freight Brokers

 A new modular feature in DAT Keypoint enables freight brokers to reconcile the popular transportation management software (TMS) with Intuit's...

Jan 20, 2016, 11:57 ET
DAT Solutions operates the transportation industry's largest network of load boards in North America where over 120 million loads and trucks are matched annually. The size and strength of this marketplace make DAT a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.

MercuryGate Integrates DAT's Carrier Onboarding

 DAT Solutions today announced that its carrier onboarding product, DAT Onboarding™, is now integrated with MercuryGate, a...

Jan 12, 2016, 13:31 ET
DAT spot market freight index rebounds 15% in December vs. November.

Freight Rebounds 15% in December: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight volume rebounded 15 percent in December, month over month, and truckload line haul rates increased for the three primary...

Dec 10, 2015, 11:43 ET
Spot market freight volume continues seasonal decline, down 15 percent in November, month over month. A decline in demand for flatbed trucks is the primary driver.

In Seasonal Pattern, Spot Freight Drops 15% in November: DAT Freight Index

 Following an established seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 15 percent in November, month over month, largely due to a drop...

Dec 01, 2015, 08:17 ET
DAT RateView's monthly lane updates and capacity reports are useful for monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasts and evaluations of transportation spends.

DAT Solutions Releases Dynamic Truckload Contract Rate Benchmarking Tool

DAT Solutions has released the next generation of RateView for Shippers, a subscription-based product enabling shippers to benchmark the contract...

Nov 11, 2015, 12:58 ET
Spot market freight volume declined seasonally in October 2015 to the lowest same-month levels seen in the past 5 years. Year to date freight volumes have exceeded the same period for every year prior to an atypical 2014

October Spot Freight Declines Seasonally: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight volume declined 9.7 percent in October, in a common seasonal pattern, according to the DAT North American Freight Index....

Oct 22, 2015, 16:17 ET
DAT InView Fleet Management

DAT Solutions Launches InView Fleet Services for Small Carriers

 DAT Solutions announces DAT InView, a fleet management solution that enables small, for-hire carriers to track their power units and locate...

Oct 08, 2015, 07:58 ET
Truckload Spot Market Freight Volume Holds Steady in September 2015.

September Spot Freight Volume Holds Steady: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight volume remained stable in September, edging down only 0.6 percent month over month, as modest increases in freight for van and...

Sep 15, 2015, 11:57 ET
Spot Truckload Freight Market Slows Seasonally in August,

Spot Freight Volume and Rates Drop in August: DAT Freight Index

 Following a common seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 8.8 percent month over month in August, according to the DAT North...

Sep 08, 2015, 12:56 ET
New freight market analytics service from DAT Solutions, processes data and produces  easy-to-understand visualizations. Shown here, clockwise, is an inbound/outbound trucks and loads map; carrier development chart; supply/demand heat map; truck density map.

DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service

 DAT Solutions has launched a new online analytics service for transportation and logistics professionals to access truck and load data on the...

Aug 14, 2015, 07:45 ET
Truckload Freight Spot Market Volume Dips Seasonally in July.

Spot Freight, Rates Down in July: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight volume and rates declined in July, following a typical, seasonal pattern. Van freight levels dropped 24 percent month over...

Jul 09, 2015, 15:12 ET
Truckload Spot Market Freight Levels Rise in June.

Strong Freight Volume Adds 9% in June: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight volume increased 9.0 percent in June, compared to May, due to seasonal trends that also drove rates up for all equipment...

Jun 10, 2015, 12:57 ET
Spot market truckload freight volumes remain seasonally strong in May 2015, the best in 16 of 18 years since the inception of the DAT North American Freight Index in 1997.

Spot Market Freight Volume Seasonally Strong in May: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight volume remained strong in May, edging down just 1.7 percent compared to April, according to the DAT North American Freight...

May 11, 2015, 12:57 ET
DAT Solutions reports truck load spot freight declines seasonally as expected and at stronger volume than experienced in 2013 and previous years.

Spot Market Truck Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in April: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight volume in April followed a typical seasonal pattern, declining 10 percent compared to March, according to the DAT North...

Apr 15, 2015, 08:06 ET
DAT Solutions operates the transportation industry's largest network of load boards in North America where over 100 million loads and trucks are matched annually. The size and strength of this marketplace make DAT a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.

DAT Keypoint Software Adds Powerful New Reporting Feature

 DAT Solutions has added a new data reporting feature to the standard reporting tools in its DAT Keypoint broker transportation management...

Apr 14, 2015, 08:06 ET
DAT Solutions operates the transportation industry's largest network of load boards in North America where over 100 million loads and trucks are matched annually. The size and strength of this marketplace make DAT a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.

DAT Keypoint Software Integrates ALK Maps

 DAT Solutions, a leading provider of actionable information for the transportation industry, and ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in...

Apr 13, 2015, 10:06 ET
DAT Solutions operates the transportation industry's largest network of load boards in North America where over 100 million loads and trucks are matched annually. The size and strength of this marketplace make DAT a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.

EBE Technologies Integrates DAT CarrierWatch To Streamline Access To Motor Carrier Insurance Data

 EBE Technologies, a leading provider of automated decision support applications for transportation and logistics, and DAT Solutions, a leading...

Apr 10, 2015, 08:06 ET
Spot Market Truckload Freight Finishes Q1 Strong

Spring Surge Begins for Truckload Freight and Rates: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight volume rose 34 percent in March compared to February, which is typical for the season, according to the DAT North American...