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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...

Apr 09, 2015, 10:06 ET
DAT Power load board completely redesigned for more speed and efficiency.

DAT Power Load Board: Unprecedented Speed and Efficiency

 DAT Solutions today announced the availability of its new, web-based DAT Power load board that delivers results faster, reduces clicks and...

Mar 09, 2015, 13:04 ET
Spot Market Truckload Freight Dips Seasonally in February 2015.

Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight availability declined for a second consecutive month in February, a seasonal pattern that mimics the first quarter of...

Feb 13, 2015, 07:57 ET
Spot Market Truckload Freight Moves Seasonally in January According to DAT

Truckload Freight and Rates Begin Seasonal Decline: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight volume declined seasonally in January, down 11 percent from an atypical December high, according to the DAT North American...

Jan 14, 2015, 08:57 ET
Spot market truckload freight finishes the year strong. DAT Freight Index.

Truckload Freight and Rates Increase in the Off-Season: DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight volume was atypically strong for the season in December, increasing 3.0 percent compared to November, according to the DAT...

Dec 10, 2014, 13:32 ET
DAT North American Freight Index through November 2014.

Truckload Freight Plentiful, Rates Up: November DAT Freight Index

 Spot market freight availability continued to be strong in November, when volume increased 17 percent compared to the same month in 2013,...

Dec 04, 2014, 11:19 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.

MacroPoint Load Tracking Software Integrated with DAT Keypoint Broker TMS

MacroPoint announced that DAT Keypoint has integrated its freight tracking technology, enabling DAT's broker TMS users to track their freight...

Nov 12, 2014, 15:37 ET
5-year truck load freight volume trends reported by the DAT North American Freight Index.

Demand Remains Strong, Shows Seasonal Trends: October DAT Freight Index

Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services. Volume increased...

Oct 14, 2014, 08:12 ET
DAT Solutions reports truckload spot freight continues its elevated trend, with 14 consecutive months of year-over-year peaks.

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index

 2014 spot market freight volume set yet another record in September, with a 32 percent increase compared to September 2013. Spot freight has...

Sep 30, 2014, 09:12 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 adds Truckload Capacity for Record-High Spot Market Freight

In a year when freight volumes on the DAT Network of load boards has set records for eight consecutive months, DAT Solutions announced that its...

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...