DAT operates the largest spot freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 100M annual freight matches and a database of $28B of market transactions. Related services include a comprehensive directory of companies with business history, credit, safety, insurance and company reviews; broker transportation management software; authority, fuel tax, mileage, vehicle licensing, and registration services; and carrier onboarding.
Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices.
The Third Annual Q1 2013 DAT Carrier Benchmark Survey drew 514 responses from DAT customers, including carriers, owner-operators, private fleets and asset-based brokers. This report is based on responses of the for-hire carriers and owner-operators only.
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Like the summer weather in many parts of the country, the current state of the truckload contract and spots market remains in a good spot. That’s the word from DAT Solutions, a subsidiary of Roper Industries,…
(August 17, 2017)
Truckload executives said it was not a profitable environment in the second quarter as shippers are pressing carriers for rate reductions on contract renewals. Fuel surcharge revenue also is declining.
(August 14, 2017)
While the index was off 2.5 percent in April, DAT said volume stayed ahead of seasonal norms in kicking off the second quarter, coupled with freight volumes seeing a 60 percent annual gain. The firm added…
(May 17, 2017)
While total freight volume in February saw a 48 percent increase in February, following a seasonally-slow January, the index itself was down 13 percent, while spot truckload rates eased up from January…
(March 14, 2017)
DAT North American Freight Index fell 2.5 percent in January, following an 8 percent December increase, snapping a six-month stretch of gains. But even though the post-holiday drop-off remained in effect,…
(February 17, 2017)
Driving this alliance is what the companies described as a first of its kind concept that, at its core, will address trucking rate volatility by listing and trading contracts that are based on trucking…
(February 14, 2017)
The company’s North American Freight Index was up 8 percent in December, marking the sixth straight month of volume gains. DAT attributed strong momentum for e-commerce and grocery shipments as the main…
(January 12, 2017)
What the most recent edition of the North American Freight Index clearly spells out is that the truckload spot market is heading on a growth path, showing sequential gains from July through November for…
(December 02, 2016)
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