Sudden change makes capacity, demand predictions more difficult

Sudden change makes capacity, demand predictions more difficult

For years we’ve heard arguments about how better supply chain visibility will lead to a logistics environment that is easier to predict, plan, and manage. But sudden changes can quickly derail those plans.

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Rise of spot rates shifts pricing power to carriers and away from brokers

Rise of spot rates shifts pricing power to carriers and away from brokers

For the first time since DAT began reporting its data in the current format, the monthly spot rate has exceeded the contract rate at the same time in all three modes.  And the latest DAT Trucking Freight Barometers are continuing to signal that the ‘fall surge’ is happening for the first time since 2007.  Now is a good time to have secured capacity and a bad time to be locked into contract rates.

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Believing in the wisdom of the crowd

Believing in the wisdom of the crowd

The more individuals participating in a marketplace, and the more money that is being transacted in that marketplace, the more predictive that marketplace becomes. That's why trucking remains one of the best indicators of economic activity. Here is what the weekly DAT Barometers for dry van, reefer, and flatbed are saying.

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