DAT Freight Barometers
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Qualifiers it works with: USA
What is it?
Donald Broughton of Broughton Capital created proprietary monthly indices based on DAT data that measure activity in the spot and contract markets based on rate and load availability. They are split into 3 trailer types: Dry Van (DFBV), Reefer (DFBR), and Flatbed (DFBF).
Who is interested?
Carriers, shippers, brokers
What does it tell me?
The DAT Freight Barometers will tell you whether or not there is heightened market activity on a national level for each of the 3 trailer types it measures. The higher the number the more activity which indicates price and/or volume increases.