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Sep 16, 2014, 13:27 ET
Truckload freight availability on the spot market remains at historic highs in August. Volumes stable month over month. (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

Spot Market Continues Record-Setting Volume: August DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight volume continued to achieve record-setting levels in August, increasing 32 percent compared to the same month in 2013....

Aug 08, 2014, 08:06 ET
Truckload Spot Market 5 Year Trend (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

Spot Market Stays Strong: July DAT Freight Index

 Truckload freight availability remained elevated compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American...

Jul 15, 2014, 14:06 ET
Spot market truckload freight volume remains elevated year over year and surges in June. (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

Freight and Rates Surge on the Spot Market: June DAT Freight Index

Continuing a pattern for 2014, truckload freight availability remained elevated on the spot market in June, according to the DAT North American...

Jun 11, 2014, 08:17 ET
Spot market truckload freight volume remains high in May, up 40 percent year-over-year; dips 2.1 percent compared to April. (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

Spot Market Freight Volume Remains High in May: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight availability as measured by the DAT North American Freight Index has run high since July 2013 due to various factors...

May 14, 2014, 09:13 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 (NYSE:ROP), a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

April Spot Market Freight Volume Slips 8.8% From Q1 Highs: DAT Freight Index

 Truckload freight levels in the spot market began a gradual decline toward seasonal norms in April, following extraordinary volume in the...

May 08, 2014, 15:24 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 (NYSE:ROP), a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

DAT Solutions Integrates Carrier Onboarding Capability with Aljex Software

 DAT Solutions today announced that its carrier onboarding product, DAT Onboarding, is now integrated with Aljex Software, an operations...

May 07, 2014, 09:17 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 (NYSE:ROP), a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

KLLM Transport Services Taps DAT Keypoint Logistics Software for Growing Brokerage

One of the nation's largest temperature controlled carriers, KLLM Transport Services, announced that it is deploying DAT Keypoint Logistics...

Apr 14, 2014, 09:17 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 (NYSE:ROP), a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

Record Freight Drives Record Rates: March DAT Freight Index

 In a year of record freight on the spot market, March was no exception: freight availability rose 56 percent in March on the DAT North...

Apr 07, 2014, 13:17 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 (NYSE:ROP), a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

DAT Solutions Introduces Full-Featured, Web-based Broker TMS

DAT Solutions is now offering a web-based version of its popular DAT Keypoint broker TMS at a low monthly subscription.  Keypoint Anywhere...

Mar 12, 2014, 13:13 ET
DAT North American Freight Index Reports Weather Drives Up Spot Market Freight Volumes to Record Highs.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

Weather Drives Up Spot Market Freight and Rates in February: DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight availability climbed 7.5 percent in February, achieving unprecedented levels in the middle of the first quarter, typically the...

Feb 27, 2014, 08:27 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 (NYSE:ROP), a diversified growth company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.DAT.com.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT Solutions)

TransCore DAT Changes Name to DAT Solutions

TransCore DAT (TransCore Commercial Services LLC), a subsidiary of Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP), announced today that it has officially changed...

Feb 13, 2014, 11:40 ET
Extreme Weather Drives Up Truck Load Freight Volume on the Spot Market to Highest Levels Since Post Hurricane Katrina.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

Extreme Weather Drives Up DAT North American Freight Index

 Spot market freight availability rose 24 percent in January, exceeding December levels for only the second time since the DAT North American...

Jan 15, 2014, 08:17 ET
Truckload Spot Market 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Sees Atypical Year-End Rise

 Spot market freight availability rose 10 percent in December compared to November, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, capping...

Dec 17, 2013, 13:14 ET
Truckload Freight Spot Market 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Shows Continued Strength

 Spot market freight availability remained strong in November, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. For the fifth consecutive...

Nov 12, 2013, 09:13 ET
Truckload Freight Spot Market 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Rises 1.9 Percent, to Atypical October High

Spot market freight availability rose 1.9 percent in October, to a level that is atypically high for the season, according to the DAT North...

Oct 10, 2013, 13:17 ET
Spot Market Truckload Freight 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Tracks Change in Q3 Seasonal Patterns

A shift in seasonal trends drove spot market freight volumes down 5.3 percent in September, as reported by the DAT North American Freight Index....

Sep 20, 2013, 15:11 ET
Truckload Freight Spot Market 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Maintains Late-Season Strength

 Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose another 0.4 percent in August, edging above July levels....

Aug 14, 2013, 09:14 ET
DAT Truckload Freight Spot Market 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Exceeds June Levels in July

 Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 0.5 percent in July, exceeding June levels for the first...

Aug 12, 2013, 13:17 ET

DAT Introduces Real-Time Rate Tools for Carriers with Highest Paying Route Options

DAT announced the availability of DAT RateView, enabling carriers to see market rates paid by shippers as well as current spot market rates on...

Jul 17, 2013, 14:28 ET
Truckload Freight Spot Market 5-Year Trend.  (PRNewsFoto/DAT)

DAT North American Freight Index Rises Seasonally in June

 Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 2.2 percent in June, compared to May. The month-over-month...