Infrastructure Bill Trucking
Increased holiday travel underscores deteriorating infrastructure

Dec 01, 2021

By Dean Croke Last week, truckload dispatchers across the country were busy routing drivers home after shortening their radius of operation to keep them closer to home base. This week they’re doing the opposite.  This period is regarded as one of the more challenging times of the year for carriers. It can be even more […]

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8 Ways Carriers Can Find the Best Loads Fast

Sep 20, 2021

By Ben Robbins Axele TMS and DAT recently partnered for a webinar to show how carriers can use our combined tools to find the best loads fast. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here and access the slides here. Below is an overview of the webinar, with strategies and tactics you can […]

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Truck shortage drives growers nuts

Jun 10, 2021

By Dean Croke Each state has crops that dominate annual production and generate thousands of truckloads of freight, but few do so to such an extent as peanuts and almonds. All of the commercial almonds in North America are grown in California, which also account for 80% of commercial almonds around the world. Peanuts are […]

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New infrastructure plan may boost flatbed market

May 24, 2021

By Dean Croke Flatbed and specialized carriers stand to gain the most from the Biden Administration’s new infrastructure plan with all of the steel and concrete products required to fix the nations’ bridges. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association notes that more than one-third, or 220,000 (36%), of the nation’s 618,000 bridges need structural […]

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Is now a good time to buy a truck?

Apr 19, 2021

By Dean Croke We get asked this question the most in our DAT iQ Weekly Update: Is now a good time to buy a truck? Based on recent industry cycles, the answer is probably “no.” “Orders follow price” is a common theme in trucking. When rates surged in early 2018 during what was then the […]